Tieton Cider Works Arrives in Hawaii
Award-Winning Craft Cider Comes to The Aloha State
Tieton Cider Works, a Washington State craft cidery, announces their arrival in Hawaii. Tieton’s award-winning ciders, distributed by Southern Wine & Spirits, are now available in restaurants, bars, and shops on Hawaii, Maui, Oahu and Kauai. Additional seasonal releases will come along later in the year.
Tieton Cider Works was founded in 2008 by Sharon and Craig Campbell on the fruitful land that Mr. Campbell’s grandparents homesteaded nearly a hundred years ago. They now have the largest orchard of cider varieties in Washington and as the cider industry has grown, Tieton Cider Works has emerged as a leader in both craft and quality.
With the creativity and skill of cider maker Marcus Robert, Tieton produces over 10 varieties of naturally gluten-free hard cider. A true farm family, the Campbells oversee the entire process, from growing the apples to pressing and fermenting the juice to blending and bottling the cider. The result is a true taste of the land and of the long tradition of craft cider. “Made with apples from the orchards surrounding the cidery, our ciders really provide a true taste of Washington,” says cider maker Robert.
The Campbells and the whole Tieton team are excited to share their craft ciders with the islands of Hawaii. The cider industry has grown exponentially in the past few years, and Mrs. Campbell has become a leader in the field, organizing both industry events for cider makers to meet and collaborate as well as public celebrations of cider like the Northwest Cider Summit. Mrs. Campbell has a comprehensive knowledge of the long history of cider and is dedicated to sharing it with potential new drinkers.
“Hawaii is such a beautiful place and the climate is ideal,” says Sharon Campbell. “Our ciders are the perfect compliment to sunny days, and also a great way to spruce up cocktails!”
Here’s a little info about Tieton’s ciders and just some of the many awards they’ve received:
Wild Washington is made with wild apple cultivars and was winner of a silver medal at the 2012 Denver International Wine Competition.
Tieton Blend is a crisp English cider that was noted as “Highly Recommended” at England’s 2010 Three Counties Awards—and those Brits know their cider!
Blossom Nectar is a sweet, crisp medium-bodied apple cider that won a silver medal at the 2011 Great Lakes International Cider & Perry Competition.
Apricot Cider is a bright cider infused with the tartness of fresh apricot juice that was Readers’ choice for the Best Cider in the Northwest in Northwest Brewing News in 2012.
Cherry Cider is a tart-sweet stunner that won Best in Cider at the 2010 Great International Beer & Cider Competition.
Yakima Dry Hopped Cider is a unique cider blended with traditional and exotic fresh local hops that won a silver medal at the American Wine Society’s 2012 Commercial Wine Competition.
Cidermaker’s Reserve is a limited release two-year bourbon barrel aged bittersweet cider that was honored at the American Wine Society’s 2012 Commercial Wine Competition.
Precipice Perry is a limited release cider made with the traditional Perry pears grown on Tieton’s orchard—the largest orchard of Perry pears in the nation. The Perry cider is similar to champagne— and in 2012 was awarded a gold medal at the Great Lakes International Cider & Perry competition.
Tieton Frost is a late harvest dessert cider with a slightly higher alcohol content that won the gold for Best Dessert at the 2013 Seattle Wine Awards.
Tieton Wind is a dessert cider fortified with custom-distilled brandy and aged in bourbon barrels that won silver at the 2013 Great Lakes International Cider and Perry Competition.
About Tieton Cider Works
Tieton Cider Works was founded in 2008 by owner/operators Sharon and Craig Campbell. Located in the picturesque Yakima Valley, Tieton Cider Works boasts the largest orchard of cider varieties in Washington State, grown at Harmony Orchards, the same land that Mr. Campbell’s grandfather homesteaded in the 1920s. Blending fresh-pressed cider fruit with organically grown dessert fruit, cider maker, Marcus Robert, creates over 10 varieties of naturally gluten-free cider, including seasonal and limited releases. As the cider industry has grown exponentially over the past few years, Tieton Cider Works has emerged as a leader in craft and quality, their cider garnering awards from across the nation. Tieton Cider Works has been featured in numerous publications, including Martha Stewart Living, Sunset, SIP Northwest, Imbibe, Beer West, and Draft. From branch to bottle, Tieton Cider Works controls every aspect of the growing and cider making process. To learn more, visit the Tieton Cider Works website.
Tieton Cider Works is available in 12 states—Washington, Oregon, Idaho, California, Alaska, Illinois, Texas, Nevada, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, and Hawaii—as well as online at www.tietonciderworks.com.