Cameron Winery - White Oak Cider 2022 (750 mL)

Cameron Winery - White Oak Cider 2022 (750 mL)

2022 Vintage White Oak Cidre from Cameron Winery in Dundee, Oregon (Willamette Valley)

Made from apples grown at White Oak Orchard, perhaps the most iconic cider apple orchard in Oregon if not in the Northwest. It as planted by Alan Foster in the early 1980s and he sourced many of his varieties from the famed collection at Cornell University.  He also sourced some cider apple and perry pear varieties from old orchards in southern Oregon.  Overall, he now has around 100 different varieties planted on a mere 3 acres and they come from famed cider regions from around the world including Normandy, Brittany, Cornwall and the Lake District.  (Fun fact: Alan has had people in England request budwood for varieties that they have lost). 

John Paul, Cameron Winery's wine and cider maker, got to know Alan in the 80s when he was starting Cameron. He began using the apples from White Oak Orchard in 2020, a year in which grape production we down. 2022 was a late and small vintage for cider apples. However, the multiple old clones of European varieties at White Oak Vineyard responded beautifully.

John Paul tends to make cider like they make wine - macerating the ground up apples for 24-48 hours before pressing and then acidifying down to around 3.6 pH where they feel more comfortable conducting the fermentations.  Fermented using an old live yeast culture that Cameron Winery been keeping going for around 30 years.  The cider is fermented in stainless steel drums and then transferred to old red wine oak barrels where it is allowed to do malo-lactic secondary fermentation.  It generally stays in barrique for around 5-6 months and is then blended and bottled for methode champenoise.  The bottles are riddled and disgorged around 2 months later so that the cider can generally be released in mid to late summer.

Tasting Notes: The aromas are of white flowers, pineapple, oak, spice cake, and cardamon, with a yeasty side note. In the mouth this libation has richness and acidity with a nice finish. Dry, slightly sparkling, and with notes of fresh green apple skins, grapefruit zest/pith, a soft minerality, oak, slightly bitter floral notes, and a crisp finish. 

  • Dry-to-Sweet Scale: Dry
  • Tannins: Medium-Minus
  • Acidity: Medium Plus
  • 🍎🍐 Varieties: Liberty, Dabinett, Judeline, Kingston Black, and Yarlington Mill
  • Features: Blend
  • ABV: 8.5%
  • Format: 750 mL Bottle
  • Shipping available across U.S.
  • In stock, ready to ship
  • Inventory on the way
Regular price $23.00

If you're looking for a full case of this or any other cider, please e-mail us and we'll setup a special order for you. We can usually get more of any cider we feature in our shop, and offer a discount on full-case special orders. Most bottled ciders come in 12-bottle cases, and canned ciders come in 24-can cases. Some rare or limited ciders may not be eligible for a case order discount, but we can still get you a full case.

We ship cider in boxes that safely hold 4-bottles, 6-bottles, or 12-bottles. Order in one of those quantities (or multiples of those quantities) to maximize your shipping value. For example, if you order 2-3 ciders, there will be room left in the box and it won't meaningfully change the shipping costs to fill the box.

We do have 1-bottle boxes, but in most all instances it will cost the same to ship you a full 4-bottle box.

Shipping to a business address will usually save you a few bucks!

Shipping cost estimates:

  • Pacific Northwest/West Coast: Shipping anywhere in the Pacific Northwest or West Coast is relatively inexpensive. Almost all box sizes cost $16-21 to ship. Same is true for most destinations in the Mountain Time Zone.
  • Central Standard Time Zone / Midwest: A 4-bottle or 6-bottle box will usually cost $18-24 to ship. A 12-bottle box will usually cost $22-30 to ship. Variance depends on weight and how far from a FedEx/UPS shipping center your delivery address is.
  • East Coast: A 4-bottle or 6-bottle box will usually cost $20-25 to ship. A 12-bottle box will usually cost $25-35 to ship. Variance depends on weight and how far from a FedEx/UPS shipping center your delivery address is.

Important Shipping Information:

  • We are able to ship cider to most, but not all, states.
  • Legally, someone 21+ must be present at the time of delivery to sign for the cider. We cannot ship to PO Boxes or AFO/FPO addresses.
  • Shipping prices vary by weight and destination. How far you are from Seattle (where we ship from), and remote vs. central your shipping destination is, and how heavy your box is will make shipping vary.
  • The bigger the box, the less you pay in shipping on a per-bottle basis. We ship in 1, 4, 6, and 12 bottle boxes - order in those quantities for the best shipping value. The size of the box matters as much as the weight, so don't leave empty slots in your bottle box! Shipping 1-2 bottles will cost the same as shipping 4-6 bottles in most cases. Shipping a 12-bottle box is usually only $3-5 more than shipping a 4-6 bottle box.
  • Re-delivery and returns are the responsibility of the customer.
  • We don't recommend shipping during periods of extreme weather. If your area has weather of concern, please contact us and we can hold your order. 

We can usually accommodate rush requests for delivery or pickup. Please e-mail us at or call/text us at (206)395-4008.

We offer home delivery of cider orders for customers in the Seattle area, including the east-side. Someone 21+ must be available to accept the delivery. We will be flexible in scheduling a delivery that works for you. Most deliveries are made within a few days of the order being placed.

Orders can be picked up for free at Makeda & Mingus, a coffee shop and community space in the Greenwood neighborhood. They are open everyday from 7AM-5PM. Orders are made available for pickup within 1-3 days.

If you love cider and anticipate ordering 3+ boxes per year, consider joining one of our Cider Clubs. Club members get great benefits including discounts on any orders they make with us, year round.

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