Longdrop Cider Co. in May opened its new wholesale, production, packaging and
distribution operation in Cashmere, WA to be closer to its processing and growing
partners who reside in the Wenatchee Valley. “It’s where our partners are, where
the people and market are, where the fruit is . . . Washington State just gets this
industry and is great to work with – it’s a great move for us,” said company Co-
Founder Chris Blanchard.
Founded in 2014 in Boise, Idaho the company underwent rapid growth, more than
doubling its production space between 2015 and 2017 and selling into markets in
Idaho, WA, OR, and Wisconsin. To continue the growth trajectory in late 2017 the
company sold a majority stake to a family with significant growing and processing
operations in the Wentachee Valley.
Longdrop continues to operate its popular tasting room and nano cidery in
downtown Boise, Idaho and has secured a space along Highway 2 in historic
Leavenworth, WA for a second tasting room, opening later this year.
“I couldn’t be more happy with the direction of the company. I’m a Washington
native so it’s great to be here and to get the company settled into North Central
Washington,” noted Blanchard.
The company is currently self-distributing in the Wenatchee Valley, and hopes to
expand distribution to the Westside and eastern portion of the state later in the
For more information contact Chris at chris@longdropcider.com or check out their website at www.longdropcider.com
Production facility: 300 Apple Annie Ave. Cashmere, WA 98815
Future Leavenworth location: 894 U.S. 2 Leavenworth, WA 98826
Boise tasting room 603 S. Capitol Blvd. Boise, ID 83705 208-392-8726