To my knowledge, the first time that I ever had Winesap apples was at Douglas Valley Winery in Manistee, Michigan in October, 2014. They have orchards with several varieties of apples, and Winesaps are one of them. They are delicious!
Fast forward to a trip that Jon and I took to Walla Walla in August 2015, to celebrate my birthday a little early and take advantage of Jon’s weekend off. We visited The Blue Mountain Cider Company, and sampled several of their ciders. This one, made from 100% Salmon Safe sustainable Oregon apples, was one of my favorites. It is a dry style cider, with a refreshing crispness and a hint of tartness on the back of the palate. It is very well done.
It was a perfect accompaniment to a lazy, exhausted Friday night after a long, short week! It really hit the spot!
Have you ever had any of the Blue Mountain ciders?