The Constitution is a blend of Newtown Pippin, Winesap, Liberty, Golden Russett, Arkansas Black, Cox’s Orange Pippin, Medaille d’Or, Porter’s Perfection, and Jonagold apples, chapitalized with flame raisins and muscavado brown sugar, fermented completely dry prior to aging in just-emptied rum casks. A subtle infusion of organic vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, and allspice was made in the barrel. The finished cider was blended after 8 months and bottle conditioned for an additional three months prior to release.
Baird & Dewar Farmhouse Cider strive to produce dry, vintage, wild-fermented and barrel-aged ciders using the traditional methods of Europe and New England – from the rich and bountiful organically grown fruits of Oregon.
Baird & Dewar Farmhouse Cider was started slowly and quietly in the fall of 2011 as an extension of Zeb Dewar’s home cidermaking, with the intention of bringing traditional small-batch vintage farmhouse-style cider to the northwest.
Zeb has made cider for over 17 years, working for over 10 years as a cellar hand, assistant winemaker, and harvest manager at premium Willamette Valley and Columbia Gorge wineries. He has been making cider from the apples grown at Baird Family Orchard for more than eight years.
Trevor Baird is a highly regarded second generation farmer and fruit grower, whose peaches, cherries, and apples are used by many of Portland’s finest restaurants and breweries.
We currently have no tasting room and are not open to the public. This is a micro-business and a labor of love. It is our mission to grow and produce interesting, honest, subtle, traditional, and unique vintage ciders, with respect for the craft, the planet, and the people we work with, and to have fun doing it. We are not in the t-shirt business, but we ARE grateful for your support. Please visit us at our events and farmers markets or join our Cider Club.