Drink your apples
Pepin Heights apple ciders are fresh pressed, to capture the flavors and aromas of the apple harvest season – it’s like drinking a fresh apple!
We carefully blend several varieties of apples to create our richly flavored apple ciders. You can taste the distinctive qualities of our fruit in our ciders: acidity, sugar, bouquet and body.
We press and bottle our apple ciders in Lake City, in our commercial-grade cider production and bottling plant. Here’s what we do:
- We grind up whole apples, peel, core and all. This apple mash is called pomace.
- We crush the pomace between press sheets, and capture the broth-like liquid that flows out.
- We then pasteurize our cider for safety and longer shelf life.
- We then bottle the juice into pints, half-gallons and gallons.
- We store and ship our ciders in refrigeration, for the best quality.
Try our varietal ciders
If you love our Honeycrisp and SweeTango® apples, then you’ll also love our Honeycrisp cider and SweeTango cider. While ciders are typically made from a blend of apple varieties, we’ve made two of your favorite Pepin Heights varieties the solo stars in these variety-specific ciders.
What gives Pepin Heights apple cider that gorgeous color?
When apple pomace is crushed, the broth that flows out contains juice as well as tiny bits of apple flesh and skin. Those tiny bits oxidize, which gives our cider that gorgeous caramel color.
During the warm days of late fall, our chilled apple cider is a great refresher. As the weather cools toward the year-end holidays, take away the chill by warming our apple ciders on the stovetop or in the microwave. While a one-dimensional juice will become shrill and astringent when heated, the rich full flavor of Pepin Heights’ apple ciders shine.