2016 California Cider Competition

Best of Show

1876 Heirloom Cider made by Gowan’s Heirloom Cider in Philo, CA, Mendocino County. Petillant. Medium. 5.7% avb. California Estate Grown.

Reserve Best of Show

Gravenstein Heirloom Cider made by Gowan’s Heirloom Cider in Philo, CA, Mendocino County. Made with Gravenstein apples from Gowan Orchards. Petillant. Medium. 6.1% avb. California Estate Grown.

Culinary Cider

GOLD. 1876 Heirloom Cider made by Gowan’s Heirloom Cider in Philo, CA, Mendocino County. Petillant. Medium. 5.7% avb. California Estate Grown.

GOLD. Orchard Blend #1 Cider made by Far West Cider Co., Richmond, CA. Sparkling. Medium. 6.5% avb. MASICC, Commercial.

SILVER. Tony's 2015 Blend Cider made by Antony Boyd in Sebastopol, CA, Sonoma County. Made from Baldwin, Jonathon, Winesap, and Rhode Island Greening apples. Still. Dry. 7.0% avb. California Grown. 

Varietal Cider

GOLD. Gravenstein Heirloom Cider made by Gowan’s Heirloom Cider in Philo, CA, Mendocino County. Made with Gravenstein apples from Gowan Orchards. Petillant. Medium. 6.1% avb. California Estate Grown.

GOLD. Sierra Beauty Heirloom Cider made by Gowan’s Heirloom Cider in Philo, CA, Mendocino County. Made with Sierra Beauty apples from Gowan Orchards. Sparkling. Medium. 6.9% avb. California Estate Grown.

GOLD. Macintosh Heirloom Cider made by Gowan’s Heirloom Cider in Philo, CA, Mendocino County. Made with Macintosh apples from Gowan Orchards. Sparkling. Medium. 6.9% avb. California Estate Grown.

SILVER. Swanton - Senior Project #1 Cider made by Amanda Lathrop in San Luis Obispo, CA. Made from Lodi apples from Cal Poly's Swanton Ranch. Petillant. Medium. 6.0% avb. California Grown.

SILVER. Goldrush Cider made by Hidden Star Orchards in Clements, CA. Made from Goldrush apples from Hidden Star Orchards. Petillant. Medium. 6.0% avb. California Estate Grown.

Wine-Style Cider

SILVER. No. 8 Heirloom Cider made by Gowan’s Heirloom Cider in Philo, CA, Mendocino County. Still. Dry. 9.0% avb. California Estate Grown.

Wild-Yeast/Farmhouse Cider

SILVER. Farmhouse Dry Cider made by Lassen Traditional Cider in Chico, CA. Made from 60% King David apples, 40% mix of Winesap, Arkansas Black, and Newtown Pippin apples. Petillant. Dry. 8.5% avb. California Grown.

Fruit Cider

BRONZE. Lot 14 Blueberry Cider made by Santa Cruz Cider Co., Santa Cruz, CA. Blueberry and pomegranate juice added to a blend of five apple cider. Petillant. Medium. 6.0% avb. California Estate Grown.

Hopped/Herbal Cider

SILVER. Pink Cascade Cider made by Far West Cider Co. in Richmond, CA. Made from Pink Lady apples from River Bend Orchards. Petillant. Dry. 6.9% avb. California Grown.

English Cider

SILVER. San Joaquin Sparkler Cider made by Far West Cider Co. in Richmond, CA. Made from apples from River Bend Orchards. Sparkling. Medium. 6.9% avb. California Grown.

 

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