From the mountains to the valleys, from the cities to the farms and rural communities, these CiderCon® 2024 tours will explore the diverse natural beauty, apple growing regions, and cider traditions of the Great Northwest.
What to Know Before You Go:
- Scheduled departure times are subject to change. Please contact Emily to confirm timing before making travel plans.
- All tours will involve decent amounts of walking and may involve mud, rough terrain, stairs and/or inclement weather. Please come prepared with sturdy walking shoes and clothing for all weather possibilities.
One Day Tours
Columbia Gorge Cidery & Brewery Tour
Tuesday, January 16, 8:30 AM – 5:45 PM
Visit three fermentation focused businesses in the scenic Columbia River Gorge that make both cider and beer: Double Mountain, Mt View Orchards, and Working Hands Fermentation. We’ll tour production spaces and tasting rooms to see how these businesses attract both the local community and tourists, both beer and cider drinkers. Tour cost includes tastings, lunch, and transportation.
- Double Mountain Brewery & Cidery
- Gold Row Hard Cider/Mountain View Brewery
- Working Hands Fermentation
- 33 Books Studio
Portland’s Quirky Culinary Adventure: Exploring Weird and Wonderful Food and Cider Pairings
Tuesday, January 16, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Indulge your senses in a culinary adventure like no other as we take you on a journey through the heart of Portland, Oregon, where food, cider, and culture collide in a tantalizing fusion of flavors and experiences. This tour features 5 unique locations, with multiple pairings at each location. Don’t miss out on this chance to celebrate the vibrant culinary scene of this beautiful city, known for its diverse and quirky offerings and world-renowned ciders.
Co-Existing & Co-Fermenting in the Willamette Valley Cider & Wine Region
Tuesday, January 16, 8:30 AM – 5:45 PM
The Willamette Valley, just south of Portland, contains two-thirds of Oregon’s wineries and vineyards. It’s also home to fabulous cideries, many of them using the bounty of the region to make co-ferments. On this tour we’ll visit four cideries and orchards to chat about how they coexist in wine country and taste their ciders. Tour cost includes tastings, lunch, and transportation.
2 Towns Ciderhouse Open House
Wednesday, January 17, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Catch a ride to 2 Towns Ciderhouse – Oregon’s largest craft cider producer – for a special CiderCon Open House. Tour the 2 Towns production space, meet with cidermakers, and mingle with CiderCon attendees under the big tent. Lunch and snacks from food trucks and more than 20 ciders will be available for purchase.
Olympic Peninsula Cider Tour
Monday, January 15, 12:00 PM – Tuesday, January 16, 6:15 PM
Journey north to discover the beauty and history of the cideries, orchards, and lands of the Olympic Peninsula. This two day tour will visit two cideries, one cidery event space, and a new cider education facility. Tour cost includes tastings at 3 stops, dinner, lunch, breakfast, hotel, and transportation. In addition to the official tour agenda, you’ll have the opportunity to explore Fort Worden Historical Park where we will stay overnight in historic officer’s homes.
- Eaglemount Cider’s Palindrome
- Alpenfire Cider
- Finnriver Farm & Cidery
- Craft Brewing & Distilling Center
- Fort Worden Historical State Park
Production Tour: Seattle & Surrounds
Overnight Full Tour Cost: $395
Monday, January 15, 9:00 AM – Tuesday, January 16, 6:00 PM
From small DIY to high tech high volume, this tour will visit 4 Seattle area cideries showcasing different production facility scales and styles. On this 2 day tour of production facilities you’ll visit Schilling Cider, Seattle Cider Company, Locust Cider, and Greenwood Cider Company. We’ll also make time for a tasting at Yonder Cider’s taproom and a cider pairing dinner at Capitol Cider. Tour cost includes tastings at each stop, 2 lunches, 1 dinner, 1 hotel night in Seattle, and transportation to and from Portland. In addition to the official tour agenda, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the Ballard brewery district and Capitol Hill neighborhood on your own.
- Greenwood Cider Company
- Locust Cider
- Seattle Cider Company
- Schilling Cider
- Yonder Cider
- Capitol Cider
Partial Tour Cost: $100
Tuesday, January 16, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Live in the Seattle area? Join the Seattle tour for a cider pairing dinner at Capitol Cider on Monday evening and all activities on Tuesday 1/16. Bring your luggage and meet at the hotel in Seattle on Tuesday morning You’ll meet the tour and catch a ride to Portland.