Sonoma Cider Releases 3 New Ciders for Holiday Season


Healdsburg, Calif. — Sonoma Cider, the award-winning brand crafting distinctive, certified organic hard ciders, is pleased to announce the addition of three new ciders to its portfolio ­ The Imperial, a full-bodied, barrel-aged-and-fermented cider with rich whiskey sweetness ­ and The Winter Mix 4-Pack, comprised of two ciders, The Sleigh & The Cutter. Whether served alongside a holiday dinner or enjoyed fireside after a day on the slopes these ciders are nothing short of festive.

Sonoma Cider’s The Imperial is part of the brand’s “Cidermaker Reserve” series, a collection of unique flavors that are created with finesse and careful selection dedicated to the cider connoisseur. For this select cider, fresh organic apple juice is blended with eucalyptus honey and fermented and aged in whiskey barrels for six months. The result is a “king of ciders,” with all the best elements from the whiskey barrels along with sweet, caramel notes courtesy of the eucalyptus honey. Additionally, as part of the “Cidermaker Reserve” series each extraordinary, distinctive cider is individually bottled, wrapped, and signed by Cidermaker and VP of Operations, Robert Cordtz. The Imperial is available in 500 ml bottles and 5.16 gallon kegs. Alcohol by volume is 10.3%.

The Sonoma Cider Winter Mix 4-Pack features The Sleigh and The Cutter ciders. The Sleigh incorporates seasonal spices such as all-spice, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg combined with organic apple cider. The aromas of warm apple pie followed by buttery cinnamon notes on the nose are sure to conjure up some Yuletide memories. The Sleigh is available in 22 oz. bottles and 5.16 gallon kegs. Alcohol by volume is 5.5%.

The Cutter captures the best of fresh baked gingerbread ­ bright, light aromas of ginger, with well-rounded notes of molasses and spiced baked apples in the body. It¹s the perfect companion for the holiday season. The Cutter is available in 22 oz. bottles and 5.16 gallon kegs. Alcohol by volume is 5.5%.

The Imperial retails for $12.99 per 22 oz. bottle and The Winter Mix 4-Pack retails for $23.96.

Sonoma Cider’s main line of products are available at retail liquor stores, supermarkets and natural foods stores in most key U.S. markets and Canada. For more information and a list of retailers, please visit

About Sonoma Cider

Sonoma Cider was founded in 2013 by 20-year veteran Cidermaster, David Cordtz, with his son and Co-founder, Robert Cordtz. Together they combine decades of industry expertise with next generation dynamism.

Sonoma Cider handcrafts the only full line of organic ciders in the U.S., each made with distinctive, all natural, gluten-free ingredients. Sonoma Ciders are produced from freshly squeezed, organic apples in micro batches to deliver intensity of flavor and a refined experience for this rapidly growing category.

Sonoma Cider offers four, award-winning “Core Ciders” which are available year-round. This includes the signature, apple cider “The Hatchet,” pear-based “The Pitchfork,” bourbon-flavored “The Anvil”, and sarsaparilla-vanilla “The Washboard.” Sonoma Cider also offers other unique flavors through the “Limited Run” series and “Cidermaker Reserve” series.

Sonoma Cider has taken top honors at various competitions nation-wide, including being named the 2015 Cider Producer of the Year at the New York International Beer Competition. The Imperial was also awarded gold at the 2015 California Cider Competition and silver at Dan Berger’s International Wine and Cider Competition in 2016.