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
CHOJURO ASIAN PEAR PERRY
Winner of a Silver Medal at the 2015 Pacific Northwest Cider Awards in the Modern Perry category and Bronze in the 2016 GLINTCAP international Perry and Cider competition.
Our signature Chojuro Perry is lightly effervescent with a floral aroma, exhibits flavors of bright summer fruit and pear, and it has a clean refreshing finish. We carefully control fermentation to preserve some of the natural sweetness, use 100% juice pressed at our winery and never add sugar or flavorings.
Hosui Asian pears, Jonathan apples and quince were co-fermented to create this dry yet fruity homage to the sierras of Spain and Applewein of Germany. Limited Quanity
IA single varietal perry pear from Herefordshire UK creates a perry with good weight and texture. Flavors of pear, dry grass and notes of butterscotch. Limited Quantities.
BARREL FERMENTED CIDER
Winner of a Gold Medal at the 2016 GLINTCAP Awards.
Bittersweet apples c0-fermented in neutral French oak barrels provide fresh lively apple flavors with soft rounded tannins on the mid palette from bittersweet cider varieties. The cider finishes clean with subtle oak notes.
TAYLORS GOLD PERRY
This russetted heirloom pear made a medium sweet perry. Very juicy with a solid backbone of acidity. Maceration on the skins offers notes of baking spices. Limited Quantities.
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
- Hedge and Vine in Bellevue
- Madison Kitchen in Madison Park
- Marjorie in Capitol Hill
- Schillings Cider in Fremont
- Thirsty Hop in Kirkland
- Tom Douglas- Etta's
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.