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 year. For more information contact Chris at email@example.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