1st Annual Sonoma County Cider Week • August 3–12, 2018
We’ve banded together with other local cidermakers for 10 days of cider-centric fun throughout the county. Our events are below but please also visit sonomacountyciderweek.com for all the events listings, and join us at the Gravenstein Apple Fair to wrap up the week!
Sat., Aug. 4: Txotx! Spanish Cider Party & Inclinado Release
2 to 5 p.m., at the cidery, 7761 Bell Road, Windsor
“Basque” in the bounty of Sonoma County with the release of our 2017 Inclinado Sidra Natural at our 3rd annual Spanish-inspired txotx cider party! “Catch” tastes of the 2017 Inclinado wild-fermented Gravenstein sidra straight from the barrel. Taste authentic Basque and Asturian sidras plus a few pintxos (appetizers). Practice “throwing” sidra with the traditional Spanish long pours (escanciar). Play the traditional Basque percussion instrument txalaparta. And be the first to the buy bottles of our very limited release of 2017 Inclinado Sidra Natural. This is a private, ticketed event. 21+ over.
TICKETS: $20. Limited-run Txotx 2018 T-shirts: $25 (pre-order by July 25 to have in time for txotx!). Click here to buy.
Sun., Aug. 5: Backyard Cider & Pig Roast and Farm Tour
3:15 to 7:30 p.m., Tilted Shed’s farm & Backyard, 6566 Front St., Forestville
Join us at Backyard restaurant as we celebrate Sonoma County Cider Week and the Sonoma County Farm Trails Gravenstein Apple Fair with a pig roast, cider tasting, and live music. Tilted Shed, Eye Cyder, and Horse & Plow will be pouring, so come meet the makers of some of Sonoma County’s finest ciders, including the special Tilted Plow collaboration cider between Tilted Shed and Horse & Plow to commemorate the 2018 Gravenstein Apple Fair!
- 3:15: Cider Sip & Taste Tour at Tilted Shed’s Fireball Farm: This is a rare chance to tour “our pomological research station,” 2 acres of 134 different apple and pear varieties plus nearly 200 apple seedling trees. (Limit 15 people, separate ticket, purchased in addition to pig roast; directions will be provided after registration.)
- 4:30: Meet the cidermakers, taste amazing local, Sonoma County ciders, hors d’oeuvres, and live music with David Jenkins (flamenco guitar)
- 5:30: Family-style pig roast and more amazing cider
For more information & tickets:
Pig & Cider Roast: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/backyard-pig-cider-roast-august-5th-tickets-48137306981?aff=ehomecard
Sat. & Sun., Aug. 11 & 12: Gravenstein Apple Fair
Artisan Tasting Lounge • Craft Cider Tent
Ragle Ranch Regional Park, 500 Ragle Road, Sebastopol
$20 plus fair admission
Join us and our cider friends at our favorite event of the year, the Gravenstein Apple Fair! Enjoy a lineup from 17 local cidermakers, including ours, at the Craft Cider Tent, and then join us in this oak-shaded oasis of the Artisan Tasting Lounge for tastes of our Gravenstein Apple Fair collaboration cider plus other special bottlings, along with the best artisan products Sonoma County has to offer. Meet the producers in an intimate setting, and enjoy the peaceful lounge atmosphere in the heart of the fair as you enjoy cider and cheese pairings, restaurant bites, a specialty cocktail, and more.
Sat., Aug. 11: Spotlight Series Cider Pairings & Dinner
5 to 9 p.m. • Spinster Sisters, 401 South A Street, Santa Rosa
Drop in or RSVP for dinner: www.thespinstersisters.com/events/
Come meet, chat, and sip with us and our friends Horse & Plow as we pour their limited-run Gravenstein Apple Fair collaboration cider as well as other special bottlings, all made right here in Sonoma County from 100% Sonoma County–grown apples. There are no tickets, no prix-fixe, and everything is poured by the glass and half-glass, so you can stop by for a drink and a snack, or go all out with a sampling of Spinster Sisters’ delicious small plates and pairings.
Friday Nights at the Alley! 3rd Fridays until October, 5 to 8 p.m.
July 20, August 17, September 21 & October 19, 5 to 8 p.m.
7755 to 7765 Bell Road & 7975 Cameron Dr. #1500-A, Windsor
The denizens of Artisan Alley of Windsor are opening our doors the third Friday of every month from May to October to help you start your weekend off right! Enjoy wine, cider, spirits, beer, and food in a family-friendly setting. Bring your kids and dogs! Plenty of free parking.
Artisan Alley of Windsor members:
WINE: Colagrossi Wines, Two Shepherds, K Squared Cellars
CIDER: Tilted Shed Ciderworks
BEER, KIDS’ STUFF & FOOD: Barley & Bine Beer Cafe
SPIRITS: Sonoma Brothers Distilling