Officially opening in the fall of 2015, and located just ½ mile from Main St., our new Julian Cidery at Apple Lane Orchard will produce locally sourced, specialty batches of hard cider for our Julian Hard Cider Miners’ Saloon and Southern California’s craft-focused bars & restaurants.
"Our new Cidery will allow us to use local apples grown by our friends and neighbors. There are many heirloom varieties in the area yet Julian won't ever produce the bounty of the apple-growing regions of the Northwest. The drought and wildfires have taken their toll on local production, but we’re looking forward to years of hard work and cooperation to help restore many of Julian’s backyard & boutique orchards. Whether they have apples from one tree or 100, we can use them."
Paul Thomas, JHC Founder/President
“It takes about 36 apples to produce a single gallon of hard cider. Julian’s rich apple growing heritage has always been a story of the quality of its heirloom apples, not the quantity. Partnering with the fine folks at Blue Mountain Cider Co. in Milton-Freewater, OR has enabled us to grow our company and offer our premium ciders to distributors across the USA and abroad. Using “Controlled Atmosphere” refrigeration to store the fall harvest, chilling the apples to 32 degrees in enormous nitrogen-filled vaults, they’ve given us access to fresh apples year-round.”
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Apple Lane Orchard owned and operated by JHC co-founders Keith & Priscilla Webb, produces fresh cider and cut apples for local stores and pie companies. The orchard is also available for weddings & private events.