Milk & Honey Ciders produces fine American cider from heirloom and traditional cider apple cultivars. Our farmhouse cidery and orchard focuses on interesting, dry, highly aromatic and tannic ciders made in the rolling hills of Stearns County with minimal intervention. Let the apples shine.
Currently In Trade:
+ Heirloom | 2016 Harvest
Expect a wide range of aromatics: fruity, floral, citrus, honey, and spices. The palette balances sharpness with soft tannin and a subtle sweetness. 6.9% abv
+ Fauna | 2017 Harvest
Inside you will fnd an elite group of apples capable of a truly great cider. Tannic apples for depth and body. Sharps for a bright and fruity-vinous character. Interesting heirlooms for aromatics. 6.9% abv
+ Flora | 2017 Harvest
Golden Russet and Harry Master's Jersey apples produce a distinct floral bouquet reminiscent of elderflower and lilac. While many Milk and Honey Ciders are blends of differnt tanks and harvest years, Flora came to us from a single tank. The cider is lightly effervescent with a balancing residual sweetness. 7% abv
+ Deepcuts: Cider Rose | 2017 Harvest
The base of Winesap has notes of citus, leathery port, and candy purple grape skins. We then added dried Hibiscus flowers, rose hips, and orange peel for a beautiful color and interesting aromatics. Unique yeasts add complexity. As always it is semi-dry and lightly effervescent. 6.5% abv
+ Deepcuts: Grand Cru | 2017 Harvest
A rich blend of Yarlington Mill, Dabinett, Chisel Jersey, Wickson and Esopus Spitzenburg gives this cider a moody floral tone with hints of licorice root and stone. It is fruity yet tannic through the finsih.
The Good Old Days:
Deepcuts: Meadow Maker
DEEPCUTS: Kingston Cuvee
DEEPCUTS: Parlour Cider
HEIRLOOM | 2015 Harvest
DEEPCUTS: Rite of Spring
GRAND CRU | 2015 Harvest
CIDER OF THE WOODS | 2014 Harvest
KINGSTON CUVÉE | 2015 Harvest
HEIRLOOM | 2014 Harvest
HEIRLOOM | 2013 Harvest
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(November 1st-April 1st)
11738 County Road 51
St. Joseph, MN, 56374
We've spent our past days tucked away in the Stearns County wilderness, We'd tell people venturing to meet us, "If you think you're lost, you're probably going the right way." Our reclusive ways have come to an end, our new facility has room to stretch, white walls, and a place for visitors just north of St. Joseph, Minnesota. Our new home gives us what we need to be creative cider makers, but most importantly, being together with the community. Please stop by and see us. Watch for dogs and children underfoot.
We are open all year with each season bringing its unique qualities to the taproom. Winter is cozy, perfect for playing games and sipping cider. As the ground begins to thaw every spring, come enjoy our 2 spacious patios while you watch our orchard take shape. During the summer when the days are hot, our cider is crisp and refreshing while our covered patio will keep you cool. Fall is full of anticipation as we wait for the harvest and the beginning of pressing season.
Aaron is the press hound and engineer of the group. Straight from the aviation world, he flies the hydraulic pumps and keeps us calm. Aaron has attended cider and perry making classes in Washington State, and holds a certificate from the National Association of Cider Makers (NACM) on the appreciation of cider and perry
Adam is our beverage process and control specialist and resident craftsman. He graduated from the Siebel Institute of Technology & World Brewing Academy with loads of experience in the brewery world and meticulously cleans all of our stainless. And then re-cleans it.
Peter does the paperwork and business stuff and then unwinds on the grinder. He comes from the agricultural industry and manages the physical plant. Peter has also received training in the cider and perry world. He attended classes taught by the renowned Peter Mitchell and is well versed in all cider and perry making practices.
A Special Thanks:
We would be nothing without the support from our families, and friends who are the actual heart of Milk & Honey. The help and support we've experienced is beyond anything we ever thought possible. From pressing to grafting, the people we've encountered along the way have all been a part in the growth of our venture. To friends and loved ones, colleagues and teachers, here or lost, you know who you are. We hope one day a favor is returned worthy enough to compliment your support.
For inquiries about products and sales, please contact our Account Manager - Kirstin Westby.
Kirstin - 952.215.1010
For taproom inquiries or to schedule an event, please contact our taproom managers - Stacey Titus or Casey Vanek.
Taproom - 320.271.3111
For any other inquiries please contact us morning, noon, or night; call, text, or email.
Aaron - 320.492.1788
Adam - 320.309.2324
Peter - 320.774.8739