Chelan Business Named Best New Cidery of the Year

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Endless Orchard Hard Pressed Cider is proud to announce that it has been awarded two prestigious accolades at the 2024 NW Cider Cup. The awards, announced Thursday evening at Holocene in SE Portland, Oregon, include Best New Cidery of the Year and a Gold Medal in the Herbed Botanical Category for their exceptional Boundless Blueberry Basil Cider.

The NW Cider Cup, recognized as the most rigorous cider competition in the United States, celebrates excellence in cidermaking, providing invaluable feedback to cidermakers, educating cider enthusiasts, and elevating the cider category as a whole. Organized since 2016 by the Northwest Cider Association, a regional non-profit with nearly 300 cidery members, the Cup is the longest-standing and most competitive blind judging event for ciders and perries in the region.

Endless Orchard is a business unit of Okanagan Specialty Fruits (OSF) and utilizes only Arctic® apples grown by OSF. “Arctic apples offer a unique nonbrowning trait, and the result is a cider that is in a class of its own and provides a truly one-of-a-kind drinking experience,” explained Don Westcott, President of OSF. “Endless Orchard leverages that advantage and reflects our continued sustainability commitment and our goal to increase apple utilization.

Endless Orchard Hard Pressed Cider’s Boundless Blueberry Basil Cider stood out in a competitive field, impressing judges with its innovative blend of flavors. The perfect balance of ripe blueberries and fresh basil creates a refreshing, complex cider that captivates the palate.

The Best New Cidery award is given to the cidery with the highest point value from medals among those who have been commercially producing for one year or less.

“These two awards are a testament to our team’s passion for crafting high-quality ciders that showcase the unique flavors and attributes of Arctic apple varieties,” said Vicki Daigneault, General Manager of Endless Orchard Cider. “We are absolutely thrilled to be recognized with these accolades. I am so proud to see how far our team has come in such a short period of time, especially considering we only officially launched our tasting room last month.”

For an event calendar and shop tab with more information about Endless Orchard Cider’s award-winning hard-pressed ciders made from Arctic apples, please visit their website at The company’s cider production facility is in Wenatchee, WA, and visitors to the Chelan, WA area should plan to visit the lively Endless Orchard tasting room. Visit the EO brand on social media @EndlessOrchardCider.

About Endless Orchard Hard Pressed Cider:

Endless Orchard Hard Pressed Cider is the world’s only cider made using our exclusive Washington-grown Arctic® apples, ensuring freshness, authenticity, and sustainability. We blend traditional techniques with modern innovation, crafting superior, champagne-like ciders. Our classic blends, seasonal creations, and diverse flavors cater to all tastes and occasions, making every moment magical and filled with Endless Possibilities.