The club’s new release is focused on ciders that pair well with summer fare. Picnic Perfect ciders include a range from low abv offerings, to red-fleshed ciders, from fruit and spiced ciders, to handcrafted perries– celebrating the range of flavors innovative cidermakers are dreaming up in the Pacific Northwest.
Packed for adventure and fully summer-ready, NW Cider Club’s Picnic Perfect release includes 10 unique selections that keep pace with tastemakers who want to try new things and savor the good life. Inspired by the kind of endless summer that memories are made of, the Picnic Perfect line-up offers handcrafted ciders from small, island-based apple orchards in Washington, solar-powered pear orchards in Southern Oregon, and those made with fresh fruit from Montana’s Bitterroot Valley. Whether you’re keeping it low-key with backyard barbeques, languishing lakeside or scouting mountain tops, pairing is easy this season with NW Cider Club.
Cider lovers can join the club, gift a quarterly subscription, or order a one-time box until May 18th for early June shipping. Each box is curated by a professional team of cider experts and includes four to ten ciders (see below for club options), tasting notes and cheese pairing ideas from Whole Foods’ fromager. Subscriptions can be held or stopped anytime with no cancellation fees, and shipping is available to most states in the US. Shipping and handling not included in prices below.
How does the club work?
Each subscription box is delivered quarterly in June, September, December & April. There are four club choices with varying costs:
Dragon’s Head Cider Perry: an elegant, but approachable, all pear offering made from heirloom perry pears and homesteader seedling pears, unique to Vashon Island, WA.
Discover Picnic Perfect Box ($59)
NW Cider Club’s original offering, the Discover Club is always a mixed-six selection of Pacific Northwest bottles and cans. This refreshing line up invites you to spread out your favorite summer blanket and settle in for a tasting. Offerings include:
Madrone Cellars & Cider Piquette: a low abv Piquette-style cider from a boutique winery and cidery on San Juan Island, WA.
Snowdrift Cider Red Cider: an eye-catching (and mouthwatering) rosé -colored cider made of red-fleshed apples
Greenbank Cidery Rhuby Tuesday: a grandma’s-kitchen-inspired cider from a newer orchard-based maker on Whidbey Island, this has a beautiful bouquet of strawberry and rhubarb.
Blossom Barn CideryCherry Perry: a celebration of Oregon fruit, blending pears with tart Northwest cherries. Crafted on a solar-powered family farm in Oregon’s Applegate Valley.
Western CiderPoor Farmer: A flagship traditional cider from the banks of the Clark Fork River in Missoula, Montana.
NW Cider Club is available for delivery in 39 states. Cider fans can join anytime, but should note the quantity of each selection is limited and may sell out. Join or order by May 18th for Summer Release, shipping in early June. Sign up at nwciderclub.com
NW Cider Club was launched in fall 2020 by the NWCA, a non-profit, member trade association that supports and promotes Pacific Northwest ciders to people across the nation. Cideries, who were hit hard by closures early in the pandemic, had to act fast and bring their shops online. The NWCA worked nimbly and created the club as a new direct sales opportunity for members. In little over a year the club has grown to more than 500 members across the country.
About Northwest Cider Association
Founded in 2010, the Northwest Cider Association (NWCA) brings cideries and cider lovers together to learn, experience and enjoy the Northwest cider culture. Representing orchardists and nearly 100 commercial cidermakers from throughout Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and British Columbia, the group is dedicated to supporting, promoting and growing its thriving industry. NWCA hosts Portland International Cider Cup (PICC), Cider Symposium and runs NW Cider Club. For more information, visit NWCider.com and follow @nwcider on social media.