Y. Dave Klawer is a cidermaker, orchardist, cider advocate, educator and enthusiast. He is completing a Masters Degree in Agriculture with hopes to grow the best possible cider fruit. He and his wife have several thousand young trees and look to supply cidermakers within the region with highest quality cider fruit and fresh pressed juice.
He and his wife Heather Klawer are Co-Owners and Co-founders of Bitters & Sharps LLC. They are a wholesale nursery and orchard management company specializing in cider fruit production, custom grafting, orchard design, orchard planning, and consultation services.
They also have a small cider company called Alma Cider. They are located in Northwestern Washington, where the mountains meet the sea, in the beautiful Skagit Valley.
Dave chose to become a Certified Pommelier™ in the pursuit of becoming an expert in as many aspects of cider as possible, so that he can learn to make the best possible cider and perry products. He also wanted to be able to help standardize the language in which cider is described, so that nationally there is more consistency with verbiage. Ultimately, he believes these universal adaptations will benefit the cider industry as a whole, as well as consumers who can be guided towards the cider that best fits their palate, occasion, mood, or food pairing. Lastly, he really, really likes cider.