When Stan and Susan Devoto moved to Sonoma County in 1976, they began to craft what is now the biggest cidery in the state to only use California certified organic apples. Despite that, they have kept the business of Devoto Orchards small and family-run, from growing the apples to promoting cider blends. They currently produce four unique ciders, harvested and made when the apples are ripe and ready from August to November.
The Devoto Orchards 1976 tips its hat to Stan and Susan’s arrival in Sonoma County and the cider business. Semi-dry and made in small batches every year, the 1976 cleanses the mouth with a smooth, dry feel and a simple taste that briefly touches on the varietal notes it’s made with. A fantastic choice with seafood, or follow Devoto’s suggestions and pair with a spicy Vietnamese noodle soup.