Snowdrift Cider Peter Ringsrud Episode 96

July 23, 2021
Show Notes

Snowdrift Cider Company Founder Peter Ringsrud


The idea for Snowdrift Cider Company started somewhere around 2003. It was not until 2008 before the company began the process to create world class cider. In 2009 the began producing commercially.

Hand holding a Apple in the orchardSnowdrift's owner Peter Ringsrud and his wife Mary Ann began farming the current orchard in the 1970's However, the Ringsrud family has been in the orchard business since the 1940's

We recorded this episode outside of the Snowdrift Cider Co. tasting room next to the orchard. You will hear the sounds of a working farm during this episode.

Peter is considered one of the early pioneers of cider making in Washington State. His passion and knowledge of cider is abundantly clear in this episode.


Just some of what you will learn in this episode.


  • Learn why desert fruit is not good for making cider.
  • Find out why Tannins are key to delicious ciders.
  • Is Snowdrift Cider available in cans?
  • What is Perry?
  • How many bins of apples does an acre produce
  • Find out much, much more....


Some of the People and Places Mentioned in this Episode

Snowdrift Cider Co.

Dry Fly Distilling

Clara and Marion Lakes Hikes

Leavenworth Cider House

Plaza Super Jet



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