Connecting hard cider fans with the local cider they love.

Upcoming Events

Mon, Aug 19, 2024 — Fri, Aug 23, 2024

Craft Cider Making: Fundamentals of Hard Cider Production

Taught by OSU Fermentation Science experts, this course will introduce you to all that is needed to successful produce your apple or pear ciders. You will learn about the fundamentals of cider making, including information on apple/pear varieties, apple/pear processing, cider chemistry, cider fermentation, sensory analysis, pasteurization, carbonation and more. Spend five days learning the... Read more »

Sat, Sep 28, 2024, 11:30 AM — 5:00 PM

Cider Swig

The Cider Swig returns for an amazing 11th year with dozens of Northwest ciders to sip, great live music, contests and games, artisan vendors, and delectable “curbside cuisine” by area chefs and their food trucks! The tasting event showcases more than 130 NW ciders, in addition to wine, mead, beer, spirits, and other regionally crafted libations. Born out of a commitment to... Read more »

Sat, Sep 28, 2024, 12:00 PM — 6:00 PM

Whidbey Island Cider Festival


Formed in 2010, the Northwest Cider Association brings cideries and cider lovers together to share knowledge, experience and live the Northwest cider culture.

We are a trade organization formed by cider producers throughout the Pacific Northwest to promote awareness of regional artisanal ciders. You’ll find member cideries and orchards in Oregon, Washington, Montana, Idaho and Canada. Memberships and sponsorships are also available to individual cider fans, as well as retail shops, restaurants, beverage distributors, supporting industries, apple growers, and aspiring makers of cider and perry.

Join your colleagues and be part of the cider revolution today! Join the NW Cider Association here.

About NW Cider

About NW Cider

People: A Passionate Community

We are a passionate community of cidermakers dedicated to quality cider tradition and to pushing boundaries of what cider can be. We bring qualities of our region – boldness, innovation, integrity, and a spirit of collaboration – to every glass we make. Meet our makers!

Place: The world’s best, and most diverse, apple growing region.

The dynamic and dramatic landscape of the Pacific Northwest is also the world’s best apple growing region. Awe inspiring abundance is our home. Our ciders epitomize the diverse landscape, quality ingredients, fertile soils, and clean water of the place we call home.

Passion: We Pursue Cider Excellence

Inspired by our surroundings, local ingredients, and cider craft, we are passionate about transforming the bounty of the Pacific Northwest into the best expression of what a cider can be. We are driven to make the best, most authentic, most creative, and most genuine ciders.

“The vibrancy of our local cider scene would not be as it is if not for the tremendous efforts of the association.” Dave Watkins, Fruitsmart Inc.

Join the Northwest’s Cider Revolution here!