Where to Get the Best Hard Cider in the Sacramento Area
Sacramento is perfectly situated about 50 miles from Apple Hill Farms, hosting some of the best apple orchards in the country (and all of your fall needs, really!). So it’s no surprise that there are plenty of places to get hard apple cider in the area — whether you’re in the city or the country.
Venture to these urban and farm settings to sip on some delicious homemade ciders! While cider tastes wonderful all year long, it is definitely a fall necessity…
Where to Find Hard Cider in the Sacramento Area:
- Two Rivers Cider
- Hemly Cider
- Jack Russell Farm Brewery
- Common Cider Company
- North Canyon Cider Company
- Delfino Farms
- High Hill Ranch
Two Rivers Cider | Sacramento
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Two Rivers Cider is undoubtedly the go-to source for hard cider in the Sacramento area. In fact, you will see their ciders served at many establishments around the city and even throughout the country. Thankfully, they decided to open a tasting room in Sacramento so people can enjoy their ciders on-site instead of hunting for them around town. On most weekends, you’ll find Two Rivers packed with people, food trucks, games, and sometimes live music.
This kid-friendly, bike-friendly, and dog-friendly tasting room is certainly a fun place to be, but it’s the quality of their ciders that has put Two Rivers on the map. With 15 ciders on tap at a time, you will have plenty of flavors to choose from — such as their Original Apple, Huckleberry, Pomegranate, Blackberry, and more!
Hemly Cider | Courtland
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This Courtland-based cider company makes ciders exclusively from the pears and apples grown in their orchards lined with 100+ year old trees. From the orchard to the bottle, Hemly Cider is dedicated to providing the best cider possible. They combine estate-grown, hand-picked Bartlett pears with estate-grown Gala apples, which are each crushed at the peak of ripeness, fermented, aged in oak, gently sweetened with fresh juice, and lightly carbonated. The pears are the real star of the show for Hemly Cider, which provides a unique, sweet, and unforgettable taste.
Look for Hemly Cider in and around Sacramento, as this local cidery continues to grow and expand their business!
Jack Russell Farm Brewery | Placerville + Camino
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Venture to Placerville, where you’ll find this tucked-away gem — Jack Russell Brewery. In addition to their wide selection of craft beers, Jack Russell creates some exceptional ciders, including their traditional Hard Apple Cider, a Blackberry Cider, and a Raspberry Cider. Visit their restaurant location in downtown Placerville or see the action at their farm brewery location in Camino. Or maybe you’ll stumble upon Jack Russell’s products at a restaurant or bar in your neighborhood! Wherever you’re sipping their ciders, you’re guaranteed a fresh and flavorful artisanal cider.
Common Cider Company | Auburn
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This Auburn cidery is committed to creating an entire experience around cider drinking. According to Common Cider, “We don’t brew ciders, we craft moments. If it has anything to do with bringing people together, sparking conversation, bolstering friendships, and creating memories, it has everything to do with our approach to cider.” This experiential approach is made all the better with the tasty and unique ciders Common Cider is producing — including their gold-medal winning Blood Orange Tangerine, Lemon Saison, Hibiscus Saison, Apple Saison, and Blackberry Sangria.
North Canyon Cider Company | Camino
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Visit North Canyon Cider Company in Camino, where every batch begins with their freshly pressed apple cider. They gently ferment, age and bottle each batch at their mountain cider house on-site. Taste the different dry, sweet, and seasonal varieties and explore the gorgeous grounds! North Canyon Cider Company is located at 3541 North Canyon Road, Camino CA 95709.
Delfino Farms | Camino
Delfino Farms may have a new name, but they are a long-standing Apple Hill tradition dating back to 1964. In addition to their corn maze, nature trail, and renowned bakery serving some of the best pies around, their Henrietta Stitch Hard Apple Cider is well worth the trip to Delfino Farms. Barrel-aged in French oak, this dry California-style cider is made entirely with apples grown by the Delfino family on site.
High Hill Ranch | Placerville
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High Hill Ranch has it all — from pumpkin picking to trout fishing, and tractor riding to wine tasting. The Wine Shack at High Hill Ranch is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., serving apple wine, beer, hard cider, cheeses, jams and dressings, and their famous Caramel Apple Cider Milkshake. This special treat is a blend of vanilla ice cream and fresh apple cider drizzled with caramel sauce and topped with whipped cream. Couple this with an apple donut, and you’ll be in sugar heaven. Or simply sip on their delicious hard cider!
Happy Cider Sipping, Sacramento!
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