The Methow Valley Ciderhouse enjoyed an exceptional season this year, selling out their two most popular flavors, Wolf and Bear, valley-wide months before the season was over.
Owner Richard Wasson attributes 5%-10% of sales to their participation in the Methow Made campaign. "Sales have been good on the the Methow Made displays and, thanks to the campaign, Winthrop Motors now carries our cider."
Missy Leduc, the owner of the Mazama Store, said that they experienced a drastic increase in cider sales this year. "We didn't seem to sell his ciders very well until this year and then on they rack, they sold like crazy," she said.
Richard also stated that they experienced 50-60% more customers at the ciderhouse than last year and expect the number to increase next season as they ramp up its facilities. This year, they built a regulation size Bocce Ball court and new bathrooms. Improvements will continue next year with the addition of new tanks, which will allow them to produce 20% more cider.
The ciderhouse would also like to make the transition from bar to small restaurant next year and also serve as a venue for more events. They will be growing their own potatoes and making french fries among other snacks.
Stop by the Methow Valley Ciderhouse next season to try some of their award-winning cider for yourself.