Our Ciders

We focus on small-batch ciders that reflect the diversity of wild Maine fruit and cultivated heirloom apples. Every fall we travel backroads of Maine to search out interesting wild seedlings and abandoned trees. The best of these we graft for our own orchards, which now include over 225 varieties of apples, many in danger of extinction. Our goal is to showcase the astonishing range of flavors that apples can produce. In our tasting room you'll taste small batch ciders available nowhere else. 

Portersfield Aronia is a blend of cider and juice from Aronia and Elderberry grown on our farm.

Portersfield Aronia is a blend of cider and juice from Aronia and Elderberry grown on our farm.

 
 

We ferment our ciders slowly, taking time to produce quality blends. A typical cider takes several months to ferment, and three more to age in the bottle. We release new ciders from the fall harvest no sooner than the following August.

Aronia

Produced fall 2015 from a blend of apples with the addition of foraged and cultivated Elderberry and Aronia juice. Most trees and all berries were unsprayed, and the cider fermented naturally with wild and cultivated yeasts. Lightly bottle conditioned. ABV 6.8%

Original Dry

Produced fall 2015 from a blend of apples including Baldwin, Northern Spy, Jonagold, and Liberty. Most trees were unsprayed, and the cider fermented naturally with wild and cultivated yeasts. Lightly bottle conditioned. ABV 6.8%

Small Batch Ciders

15/1: Produced fall 2015 with a blend of wild harvested crabapples, seedling trees, Baldwin apples from 100 yr old trees, and 2 European cider varieties, Brown Snout and Medaille D’Or. All trees unsprayed. Lightly bottle conditioned, taste reminiscent of a European cider with natural tannins and full body. 110 gallons produced. ABV 6.8%

15/2: Produced fall 2015, 100% wild foraged ungrafted seedlings and crabapples, all trees unsprayed. Less tannic than 15/1, full bodied and richly flavored, lightly bottle conditioned. 55 gallons produced. ABV 9.1%

15/3: Produced fall 2015 from a single unsprayed wild crabapple tree. Naturally keeved with high tannins. Lightly bottle conditioned. 5 gallons produced.