PRESS RELEASE: Sea Cider Takes Top Prize At Dan Berger International Cider Awards


Sea Cider Takes Top Prize At Dan Berger International Cider Awards


Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse is thrilled to announce that the company’s “Bittersweet” cider has taken home the Sweepstakes Award for best cider at the Second Annual Dan Berger International Cider Competition (DBICC). The traditional beat out nearly 200 other cideries entered into the competition held in Sonoma County, California on May 5th.

The Sweepstakes Award winning Sea Cider Bittersweet is made from a selection of traditional bittersweet cider apples including Dabinett and Yarlington Mills. Off-dry and rich in tannin, the Sea Cider Bittersweet impressed the judges with its rich yet balanced style and a complexity that results from use of well-cultivated traditional cider apples.

The local Vancouver Island producer was ecstatic to also win awards for:
Pippins – Single Variety Cider – SILVER
Prohibition – Wood Aged Cider – SILVER
Wild English – Traditional Cider – Dry – BRONZE

“We were thrilled by the diversity of styles of cider we saw at the competition this second year,” said Tom Wark, director of the DBICC. “No doubt this had much to do with the fact that we had entries from 20 different states and four different countries, which is a testament to the growing popularity of cider in the American marketplace.”

This announcement comes on the heels of Sea Cider winning the nine medals for the nine ciders that the company entered in the 2017 Great Lakes International Cider and Perry Competition (GLINTCAP) and two medals at the San Diego Craft Beer Awards.

About Dan Berger International Cider Awards

The DBICC strives to raise the visibility of the best ciders sold in the American marketplace. Founded by Dan Berger, the Dean of American wine competitions and directed by Tom Wark, publisher of The Cider Journal, the DBICC accepted entries in 12 categories that were judged by cider and orchard professionals.

About Sea Cider:
Sea Cider is a certified organic cidery and orchard located on the Saanich Peninsula. Situated on 10 acres overlooking Haro Strait, the family-owned company has been producing award-winning ciders since 2007. Sea Cider is available throughout British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan, as well as in the states of Washington, Alaska, Colorado, Oregon, Illinois and California.

Media Contact:
Mike Pepperdine, Sales & Marketing Manager
Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse
c. 250.589.9809
p. 250.544.4824 ext. 4
f. 250.544.4870

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