Calico Ranch Orchard

Julian Apple & Pear Orchard

Well friends, 2018 has seen another extreme drought and our apples are not quite ripe yet. We are predicting that it will be the end of September before they will be ready to pick. Please check back for new updates.

 

Our Ciders

 

 

DRY........................................................................... Available

PEAR..........................................................Winter 2015/2016

CRAB APPLE..........................................Winter 2015/2016

QUINCE....................................................Winter 2015/2016

 

Our Cider Protocol -  100% of our cider is made from our own apples from our ranch in Julian California.  Our ciders have two ingredients, apples and native yeast.  We grind and press the fruit allowing the must to ferment to near completely "dry", before the ciders are racked to a bright tank to naturally carbonate.  Upon completion of fermentation, we keg our cider to maintain its purity and natural carbonation.

Our ciders are made by David Young, who has 19 years of oenology and a degree in Pomology (aka. Fruit Science) and his father Dr. Conrad Young, an engineer and Julian apple grower for the last 32 years.

We hope you enjoy!