You have found the one and only Mission-Trail Plum Cider: the first and only California 100% Plum Cider. We use a proprietary blend of 14 different varietals of red-flesh plums, to create this truly unique experience. The fermentation and cider making process with plums is extremely complex and rife with a unique set of challenges.
At Mission-Trail we always use farmer’s market quality fruit direct from the orchard. We then hand wash, hand sort, and cold-press the fruit. Being a stone fruit, great care is taken to ensure no plum pits are broken during the pressing of the fruit. This creates a lower juice yield, but a significantly higher quality juice without the woody taint of broken pits.
Without a forceful press, most fruits would lose much of the character locked into the skin, however, we have developed a proprietary method that allows the true flavor of the plum to be extracted from the skin without the need of a heavy press.
The red-flesh plums press into a beautiful fuchsia colored juice which we carefully preserved throughout the cider making process. The color, the aroma, the flavor and mouth feel on this cider is impossible to replicate without our methods.
The one-of-a-kind tart profile of this cider is immediately noticed on the first sip, and the low residual sugar creates a “WOW!” factor you won’t find in other fruit ciders.
Impeccable tart/sweetness balance, light carbonation, and a yet to be identified color define our 100% pure plum cider. We do not blend this with apple cider, we never use concentrate, water, coloring agents, or artificial ingredients.
6.5% alcohol by volume, 100% undiluted premium red-flesh varietal plums