Methow Valley Ciderhouse

The Methow Valley Ciderhouse and Orchard offers a truly unique setting for relaxation and enjoyment of great hard and sweet ciders located in one of the most beautiful valleys in Washington state.

Touring Region
Current Weather
Cloudy, 33° F

Hours of Operation
Winter Hours - By appointment only

Open to the Public

Our Story

We are a team of two who found a new passion late in life – growing organic apples and producing fine ciders. We purchased the perfect site in 2004 – fifteen acres of rich soil that was once an old lake bed, just outside of Winthrop, WA.

Richard is the cider master. He is responsible for maintaining and harvesting the trees and blending the apples to create the perfect mix of dry and sweet in his varieties of sparkling and still ciders.

Lynne enjoys helping the visitors at the Ciderhouse and maintaining the office. She also runs Three Rivers Training for dogs and takes care of their own five dogs, two cats, and eight chickens so Richard can concentrate on what he loves – tending the trees and creating the cider.

The Methow Valley Ciderhouse currently uses ten varieties of cider apples from old American, English, and French trees to make our delicious cider. We have plans to create other ciders from pears and berries in the future.

Growing great organic trees requires rich soil, water and sunshine – all of which we have in abundance. We irrigate our trees with water that originates from the deep winter snows in the North Cascades.

We’re easy to find – just 2.5 miles north of the Winthrop town center. From the 4 way stop, head up the hill two blocks and turn right at the stop sign. Follow the road (East Chewuch Road) out of town. Go 1 mile PAST the turn off to Pearrygin State Park (Bear Creek Road). Turn right at our sign at Walters Road.

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