In 2008 Mark Bailey harvested a bumper crop of apples from his small orchard in Carlton, OR, and the idea formed - start making hard cider! Recruiting his wife, Jennette, his son, Keenan, and family friend Allen Gould, Carlton Cyderworks was born. At that point there were very few cideries in Oregon (actually only 2 others). We had little idea how quickly the market for cider would grow.
Our original goal was to create traditional English ciders that were approachable and enjoyable for the cider novice. Today we stay true to that objective by crafting a wide variety of ciders and perries; some dry, some sweet, some traditional, some modern. However, some things never change - we always use fresh juice and fruit in our fermentations and never add concentrates, water, extracts, flavorings (natural or artificial), or other additives.
Our orchard has been expanded from a few dozen trees in 2008 to over 4000 trees as of spring 2018. Primarily we grow traditional English and French cider apple varieties, with some American heirlooms and a few traditional English perry pears.
You can taste and purchase our cider and perry at our taphouse in McMinnville, open 7 days a week.
Cidermaker, orchardist, dad, crazy guy
Tap house manager, beer buyer, mom, realist
Cider maker, orchardist, delivery man, son, husband, procrastinator, idealist
Cider drinker, cider club manager, traveller, wife, motivator
Man of mystery, apple eater