Washington produces about 58% of the apples grown in the United States, according to the USDA. The value of Washington apples — sold as fresh for eating or processed for juice or sauce — is estimated at about $2.5 billion annually. That’s a lot of apples.

The self-proclaimed “apple capital of the world,” Wenatchee has identified itself with the fruit since its first settlers arrived in this central Washington town. Home to the Washington Apple Commission, which shows the state’s growing regions booming around the Cascade Mountain Range, the greater Wenatchee valley is also home to a lot of cider.

Since tourism is on hold for the moment, and we’re all making the best of being at home, you can now take a virtual trip through these scenic, apple-dotted mountains with cider from over those hills. With this Sip-curated Survival Six-Pack of ciders, you will get a taste of the Cascades from the safety and comfort of your home.

While not all of these cideries are shipping, they do all offer pick-up options and distribution to build your own six-pack.

Snowdrift Cider Red

Set against striking basalt cliffs in East Wenatchee, Snowdrift Cider has been growing apples for over 30 years. Though the Ringsrud family has been farming crops in the Wenatchee Valley since the 1940s, cider production wasn’t added until 2003 and they haven’t looked back since. For the Red, Snowdrift ferments red-fleshed apple varieties that originate from the Kazakhstani mountains. The resulting cider reveals vibrant colors, dynamic red-fruited flavors like strawberry, rhubarb and cranberry and balancing acid.

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Pear UP Watermelon Pear Cider

“Let summer happen” coerces the tagline for this pear cider, that is actually built on 100%, estate-grown pear. Technically a perry, not a cider, Pear Up infuses the pear juice with watermelon for a juicy, refreshing drink with a flush of sweet fruit from the melon. The third generation now runs the Neigel family farm in Wenatchee and launched perry production on an old 1903 cider press, using native pear varieties grown on the property.

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Union Hill 2018 Hard Harvest

What started with a store-bought juice disaster in 2012 is now a passionate, orchard-based project called Union Hill in East Wenatchee making “ciders with intention.” Hard Harvest is a blend of Cripps Pink, Dabinett, Porters Perfection, Kingston Black and Snowdrift crab apples, made with traditional English cider in mind. The cider is focused on tannin, ripe apple and tropical fruit in a medium-bodied tipple.

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Independent Cider Lavender Perry

It doesn’t get more farm fresh than infusing your estate-grown pear juice with lavender harvested from down the road. Such is the case with Independent Cider‘s lavender perry, the Dryden producer’s first botancial perry that infuses two different varieties of lavender for a delicate and subtle aromatic profile to the delicate and often subtle flavor of perry. Lovely on its own but even better paired with herb-roasted chicken.

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Rootwood Cider 2018 Rosé

Apples and wine grapes from the 2018 harvest are featured in this unique bottling from this family-run, orchard-based cidery in Manson. The lesser known Winter Banana apples built the base that is tinted with tannic Syrah grape skins, providing the pink plus power in flavor and body. Dry yet fruit-forward, acid cuts to the core and soft tannin shapes out with slight mineral tones and a honey hue.

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Bad Granny Hard Cider Black Currant

Win-win here with black currant and apple: both are powerful sources of antioxidants and vitamin C, and they ferment quite nicely together! Chelan’s Bad Granny mixes the two and offers it in a 19.2-ounce can, making a refill even more convenient. Semisweet with loads of berry tones stacked on top of yellow apple, this is a no-brainer when eating anything slathered in BBQ sauce hot off the grill.

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Check out last week’s Survival 6-Pack here.