We strive to make Perry and Cider that expresses the best qualities of the Asian and European pears and heirloom apples that we grow and source. We carefully control fermentation to preserve some of the natural sweetness, use 100% juice pressed at our winery and do not add sugar or flavorings. Yes, we are purists.
TASTING AT NASHI ORCHARDS
Tasting room open Saturday and Sunday 12-5pm
IMAMURA AKI ASIAN PEAR PERRY
This late season heirloom pear produces a balanced and fruity perry with flavors of pear and melon. The addition of traditional English perry pears provides structure and richness. 6.7% abv. Available in 200ml bottles and 4-packs at the orchard and at our retail partners.
TAYLORS GOLD PERRY
This russetted heirloom pear underwent an extended maceration and fermentation on the skins to create a medium sweet perry. Organically grown in Sedro Wooley. Very juicy with a solid backbone of acidity and notes of baking spices. 6.6% abv. Available in 375ml bottles at the orchard.
WHITE HART CIDER
A cider made with a blend of 20+ varieties of American heirloom apples, crabapple and cider apples aged in a "Big Gin" peated gin barrel for 7 months. A nod to London UK. Dry and aromatic with only 20 cases produced. 7.2% abv. Available in 375ml bottles at the orchard.
HOODED MAN CIDER
Manchurian crabapple cider aged for 18 months in stainless prior to blending. 40% Hood River, OR blend of Newtown Pippin, Jonagold and Lady apples were added for aromatics and mid-palette complexity. Citrus skin nose with pleasant funk leads to red fruit flavors and a long baked apple finish. Assertive tannins and brisk acidity provide structure and bite. 8.9% abv. Available in 375ml bottles at the orchard.
Port-style cider made with 100% Manchurian crabapple cider fortified with eau de vie and aged in French oak for 18 months. Flavors of dried apple, figs and almonds with solid acidity make this a favorite winter warmer. 19.5% abv. Available in 375ml bottles at the orchard. Only 60 gallons produced.
WHERE TO FIND OUR PERRY and CIDER
Our Perry and Cider is currently available a select specialty shops and restaurants in Vashon, Seattle and Tacoma. Of course, you can always call or stop by the Orchard on Vashon for a taste, tour and pick-up. We are adding new locations every month.
- Bramble House
- May Kitchen
- The Vashon Liquor Store
- The Hardware Store
- Vashon Island Coffee Roasterie
- Vashon Thriftway
- Beveridge Place Pub in West Seattle
- Beer Junction in West Seattle
- Bottle House in Madrona
- Capital Cider, in Capitol Hill
- Hedge and Vine in Bellevue
- Madison Kitchen in Madison Park
- Marjorie in Capitol Hill
- Schillings Cider in Fremont
- Thirsty Hop in Kirkland
- Etta's at the Market
- Wine World and Spirits in Fremont
Serving Our Perry and Cider
For the best experience, keep cool and serve chilled similar to white wine. We do not filter or pasteurize our Perry, which may result in a small amount of natural sediment in the bottle. This is normal. We recommend that you pour it into a wine glass and enjoy.
OUR FAVORITE PAST VINTAGES
ISLAND HARVEST PERRY
Winner of a Bronze Medal in the 2016 GLINTCAP international Perry and Cider competition.
Island Harvest Perry features our Shinsseiki and perry pears as well as seedling pears foraged on Vashon Island. This perry captures the taste of a fall orchard with dry, fruit forward pear flavor, pleasant, soft tannins and a long finish. The bright acidity, effervescence and residual sweetness make it a great partner for lamb, salmon and spicy foods.
ISSHO NI or “TOGETHER” CIDER
This Cider is from our Vashon Island Cider Collaborative.
Our island neighbors donated their excess apples to help us create this special cider. A portion of the proceeds will be returned to the island with a donation to Vashon Island Land Trust. In this way, the island community is truly coming together, or in Japanese, “issho ni”. The apples were pressed in December, fermented over the winter and matured in stainless steel. The result is an effervescent dry cider with hints of apricot and stone fruit.
IHENDRE HUFFCAP PERRY
Winner of a Silver Medal in the 2016 GLINTCAP international Perry and Cider competition.
A vintage perry pear originally from England. Huffcap is fruity with notes of apricot and citrus with soft tannins and medium body. Lightly sparkling with good acidity.