Golden State Cider was founded on Devoto Orchards in Sebastopol, California by Jolie Devoto and Hunter Wade. The dry farmed, heirloom apples being grown were already being sold at local farmers markets, and cider provided a new way for buyers to enjoy them. Our first ciders were made from 100% fresh-pressed juice, celebrating the terroir and elevating apples as a fruit. As we’ve grown, these principles continue to lead the way.
Our goal is to keep apple trees in the ground, and with that came the idea to produce high-quality craft cider that highlights the regions where the apples are from. We want to celebrate the rich heritage and apple diversity across the west coast by continuing to use 100% fresh pressed west coast apple juice. This is our ‘why,’ and our path to truly becoming the Golden State’s Cider. This is what we stand by in everything that we do.