2015 California Cider Competition

 Estate-Grown California Apples

Heritage Style Cider.

GOLD. Heritage by Gowans Cider, Philo, Mendocino County. Estate grown on Gowan Orchards in Philo, California. Made with heirloom apple varieties. Still. Dry. 9.5%

SILVER. Russet by The Apple Farm, Philo, Mendocino County. Estate grown on The Apple Farm in Philo, California. Sparkling. Dry. Unfiltered.

BRONZE. Farmstead Cider by Apple Garden Farm, Tomales, Marin County. Estate grown on Apple Garden Farm in Tomales, California. Petillant.

Varietal Style Cider.

GOLD. Gravenstein Heirloom by Gowans Cider, Philo, Mendocino County. Estate grown on Gowan Orchards in Philo, California. Made with Gravenstein apple variety. Sparkling. Medium. 5.2%

GOLD. Sierra Beauty Heirloom by Gowans Cider, Philo, Mendocino County. Estate grown on Gowan Orchards in Philo, California. Made with Sierra Beauty apple variety. Still. Medium. 6.9%

French Style Cider.

DOUBLE GOLD. 1876 Heirloom by Gowans Cider, Philo, Mendocino County. Estate grown on Gowan Orchards in Philo, California. Made with heirloom apple varieties. Sparkling. Medium. 6.3%

Applewine Style Cider.

SILVER. Sierra Beauty Heirloom by Gowans Cider, Philo, Mendocino County. Estate grown on Gowan Orchards in Philo, California. Made with Sierra Beauty apple variety. Still. Medium. 6.9%

BRONZE. Fall Pippin Heirloom by Gowans Cider, Philo, Mendocino County. Estate grown on Gowan Orchards in Philo, California. Made with Fall Pippin apple variety. Petillant. Dry.  6.5%

Wild Yeast / Farmhouse Style Cider.

SILVER. Spitzenberg by The Apple Farm, Philo, Mendocino County. Estate grown on The Apple Farm in Philo, California. Sparkling. Dry. Unfiltered.

Wood-aged Style Cider.

SILVER. Lot 13 by Santa Cruz Cider Company, Watsonville. Estate grown on Dave's Orchard in Watsonville, California. Petillant. Dry. Unfiltered. Sauvignon Blanc barrel-aged. 7.0%


California-Grown Apples

Culinary Style Cider.

BRONZE. Expecting Confidence by Humboldt Cider Company, Arcata, Humboldt County. Sparkling. Dry. 9.8%

BRONZE. Farm House by Horse and Plow, Sebastopol, Sonoma County. Petillant. Dry.

Heritage Style Cider.

GOLD. Heirloom by Horse and Plow, Sebastopol, Sonoma County. Sparkling. Dry.

GOLD. WestCider by Sonoma Cider, Healdsburg, Sonoma County. Sparkling. Dry. 6.5%

SILVER. Wrangletown Original by Wrangletown Cider Company, Freshwater, Humboldt County. Petillant. Medium. 8.4%

Varietal Style Cider.

SILVER. Gravenstein by Sonoma Cider, Healdsburg, Sonoma County. Sparkling. Dry. 6.2%

BRONZE. Golden Delicious by Sonoma Cider, Healdsburg, Sonoma County. Sparkling. Dry. 6.0%

BRONZE. Gravenstein by Specific Gravity, Sebastopol, Sonoma County. Petillant.

Wild Yeast/Farmhouse Style Cider.

SILVER. Gravenstein by Specific Gravity, Sebastopol, Sonoma County. Petillant.

BRONZE. Troy by Half Pint Cider, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County. Sparkling. Dry. Unfiltered.

Hopped Style Cider.

BRONZE. Hops and Honey by Horse and Plow, Sebastopol, Sonoma County. Sparkling. Dry.

Wood-aged Style Cider.

GOLD. Black Jack 21 Hard Cider by Ace Cider, Sebastopol, Sonoma County. Sparkling. Medium. Chardonnay barrel-aged Gravenstein apples.

BRONZE. Ol' Gouby by Humboldt Cider Company, Arcata, Humboldt County. Sparkling. Dry. With toasted oak cubes soaked in brandy.

Specialty/Other Style Cider.

SILVER. Barti Ddu by Bristols Cider, Atascadero, San Luis Obispo County. Sparkling. Dry. With Golding, Fuggles and Belma hops. 7.5%

SILVER. Black Bart by Bristols Cider, Atascadero, San Luis Obispo County. Sparkling. Dry. Dry hopped and saison. 8.0%

SILVER. Bristols Original by Bristols Cider, Atascadero, San Luis Obispo County. Sparkling. Medium. 7.5%

BRONZE. Anne Bonny by Bristols Cider, Atascadero, San Luis Obispo County. Sparkling. Dry. 7.5%

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