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12:16 PM Sat, Nov. 17th

Revitalizing apple cider

Enjoying the process of bottling a batch of 2017 Stoic Cider are, from right, Clare Stielstra, Cody Routson, Tierney Schipper, and Kanin Routson.

Enjoying the process of bottling a batch of 2017 Stoic Cider are, from right, Clare Stielstra, Cody Routson, Tierney Schipper, and Kanin Routson.

Prescott’s newest apple cider orchard, Stoic Cider, had a successful first year in 2017, producing 70 barrels of cider, both on tap and bottled. It can be found at Park Plaza Liquor and Deli, or ordered online.

Located in Williamson Valley, Kanin Routson and his fiancé, Tierney Schipper, Cody Routson and Clare Stielstra grow heritage apple varieties and use a slow, cold fermentation process in the making of their apple cider. Technically a farm winery that makes apple wine, Stoic’s website, stoiccider.com, states, “Apples are our life, cider is our water, so don’t waste time drinking other things.”

Watch for a full feature article in The Daily Courier later this year.