PRESS RELEASE: Nashi Orchards Introduces Spring Cider and New Visiting Hours


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Nashi Orchards Introduces Spring Cider and New Visiting Hours.

Seattle, WA – March 21, 2015– Nashi Orchards, creator of fine cider and perry located on Vashon Island, today announced the release of Spring Cider and expanded visiting hours for tasting and tours.

Nashi Orchards Spring Cider is a limited edition cider fermented in a French oak wine barrel. It exhibits flavors of ripe apple with subtle notes of vanilla and toasted coconut with a pleasant soft acidity and dry finish. “We are excited about utilizing a variety of winemaking techniques to create a cider with lots of character and flavor without the addition of sugar or flavorings”, said Jim Gerlach, Cidermaker and co-owner.

Spring Cider is a perfect accompaniment to savory brunch foods, and salads. 750mL bottles have a suggested retail price of $15 and may be purchased directly from the Orchard or from select Vashon and Seattle-area specialty retailers.

Nashi Orchards will be open to the public for tasting on Saturdays from noon to 5pm starting on March 28st, 2015 and will be open all weekend starting May 10th through Labor Day. Weekday tours will still be available by appointment. “We are excited to have regular weekend hours so we can showcase our small batch perries and ciders for islanders and visitors. It is also a nice opportunity for us to share our sustainable process and the beauty of the orchard. Our goal is to make it a memorable experience”, said Gerlach.

About Nashi Orchards

The Nashi Orchards is located on Vashon Island near Seattle, where it is a part of a growing community of committed producers of artisanal foods, wines and spirits. The orchard was established in the early 1980s when its original owners transplanted the most promising Asian pear varieties from a trial orchard. Owners Jim Gerlach and Cheryl Lubbert have completed significant renovations over the last few years to increase the health and productivity of the trees. Nashi Orchards LLC was formally established in 2011 and approved as a bonded winery in the fall of 2013. Join Nashi Orchards in their passionate pursuit of delicious libations with a private orchard tour and tasting. Contact Nashi with retail or wholesale requests at 206-463- 0358 and follow on Facebook, Nashi Orchards or on Twitter @Nashi_Orchards. For more information:


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