Barmann Cellars (Everson, Washington State)
Barmann Cellars is a family-owned business, located on the southern slope of Sumas Mountain in the Puget Sound AVA on a solar-powered farm that is home to some of Whatcom County's oldest fruit trees. They celebrated their first release of commercially available tasty beverages in early 2023.
Farming practices are inspired by organic, biodynamic, and rejuvenative methods that aim to build soil and plant health in a sustainable and eco-conscious manner. Estate-grown and locally sourced fruit inputs are used for fermentation, and ciders are blended and bottled with care, by hand.
Barmann Cellars grows various apples, pears, quince, plums, cherries, peaches, fig, kiwi, and persimmon in their orchard, which are all used as inputs to their ciders. They feature spontaneous ferments of fruit juices and have kicked off a solera barrel program in the fermentation station. The goal is always to be light handed in everything that they do on the farm and in the cidery.
Barmann Cellars makes some unique and tasty ciders, perries, and Poubelle. Poubelle is similar to a piquette in the wine world or a ciderkin in the cider-world - it's made from the upcycled fruit solids left behind after a first pressing.
Find out more about Barmann Cellars by visiting their website.