Brut Hard Cider

Brut Hard Cider

PA - Lehigh Valley
$20.00 / 750 mL Bottle

  • Alcohol 8.50%
  • Titratable Acid 6.5
Our traditional American hard cider is made from a custom blend of hand pressed apples patiently cold-fermented to preserve the delicate apple aromatics found naturally in the fruit. Secondly, we allow our cider to mature "sur lie" for at least 6 months before a final bottle fermentation to produce champagne-like effervescence.

Emerald Orchard was planted in the early 1980's with the intention to make cider. All of our hard cider is produced from this small family owned and operated orchard in the beautiful Lehigh River Valley of Pennsylvania.


Our cider can be aged in a cool cellar for several years or enjoyed today! Due to the process of bottle fermentation, some sediment will deposit in the punt of the bottle. Serve well chilled.

Winemaker Name

Joshua Finsel

Brand for Wild Elder Wine and Cider Co.
Traditional cider and wine, handcrafted one barrel at a time.

We specialize in making Elderberry wine that is fermented on the skins and is barrel aged in French oak. Known as the "Englishman's Grape," the Elderberry is similar to its cousin the grape in flavor, acid, and tannin. Historically, Elderberry's use as a superfood dates back to Hippocrates.

Our cider is sourced locally from Emerald Orchard and Cider Mill in the beautiful Lehigh River Valley just a few miles downriver from the winery. Emerald is a small family orchard that was planted in the 1980’s by cider master Carl Fritchey. We turn Carl’s handiwork into a dry aromatic sparkling cider made in the traditional method of Champagne. Our Elder Cider is made in the same way, just slowly cold fermented with whole Sambucus Nigra elderberries.

76 Broadway
Jim Thorpe, PA 18229

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