7 Must-Do Events for Sonoma County Cider Week

From cider tasting to touring apple farms, Cider Week events are apple-tastic.

Leading up to the Gravenstein Apple Fair (August 11-12), local cidermakers are throwing their own apple-tastic events during Sonoma County Cider Week (August 3-12, 2018).

Things kick off at Sebastopol’s Horse & Plow Cidery with a new cider release, food and live music on August 3, followed by the legendary Txotx Spanish Cider Party at Tilted Shed Ciderworks in Windsor. On August 5, Backyard restaurant hosts a pig roast with flamenco music and a tour of Tilted Shed’s orchard. On August 8, Ethic Ciders’ Ned Lawton hosts a tour of his Apple Bottom Farm, sharing strategies for organic and regenerative orchard management.

Agrestic Cider and Leaky Barrel Cider will release a collaboration cider to benefit fire recovery at Barley & Bine Cafe in Windsor. But wait, there’s more…Handline hosts small plates and ciders benefiting the Just & Resilient Futures Fund on Thursday, from 4 to 7p.m., and Spinster Sisters hosts a pairing of Tilted Shed Ciderworks with small plates or dinner on Saturday. Find out more about all of the events at

Editor’s Note: Travel, dining and wine tasting can be complicated right now. Use our inspirational ideas to plan ahead for your next outing, be it this week or next year. If you visit restaurants, wineries, and other businesses during the pandemic, remember to call ahead, make reservations, wear a mask and social distance.

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