cider

Cider

SWEET APPLE CIDER

The Bishop Families have been making cider since the late 1930's, and have prided ourselves in always making superior quality cider through every generation. We always use a blend of varieties to create a flavor profile that is not only delicious, but consistent week in, week out.

By keeping tight and direct control of all phases of our cider production, our goal is to make the most delicious, safe, healthy and nutritious fresh cider from early September until June (some years till August, depending on availability of apples).

Our sweet cider is produced from our own apples grown in our own orchards, that are refrigerated immediately after harvest. Only sound, ripe apples that are inspected, brushed and washed are used. Apples are then ground up and pumped into our stainless steel press with nylon press cloths. All surfaces of our press, tanks and pipelines are USDA approved and sanitized every time we make cider. We have a HAACP plan that insures integrity to our process.

Our cider is not robbed of anything on its way to you; nor is anything added, keeping it 100% pure apple juice. The flavor, nutritional value and vitamins are found in the fine apple particles suspended in cider. Here is the nutritional information on cider.

Our cider is pasteurized which kills any microorganisms that might exist that would speed spoilage or cause sickness. Cider must be kept refrigerated (under 45 F) to keep its quality and shelf life. Pasteurizing will not guarantee that any product is free from bacteria when consumed, since once opened, temperature, time and the environment will determine quality and safety of the food. Our cider is marked with a "best used by date" that will give the customer 30 days or more to enjoy the cider when properly refrigerated.

We are proud of our focus on quality to assure our customers of a tasty, delicious and satisfying apple cider.

We also make Hard Cider from our Sweet Apple Cider at Bishop's Orchards Winery, as another way to enjoy our apples year round!