Mission-Trail Champagne Style Cider is a heirloom cuvee from 29 apple varietals, fermented twice before undergoing a charmat carbonation process. Mission-Trail is the first cider in California to use this process for natural carbonation. This process gives our cider the ultra-small and seamlessly never ending bubbles. It is a process that produces natural carbon dioxide as a byproduct of yeast consuming sugar (alcohol is also a byproduct).
Our goal was to create a cider that did not yet exist: dry, light, refreshing, great apple taste, powerful nose, and bubbly! We believe we achieved our goals and created a world class cider. While it is not too sweet, it is full bodied; the carbonation, while refreshing, does not distract from the enjoyment of our apple “feel”, and experiencing what cider “done right” tastes like.
Produced only once a year in a small batch at our Paso Robles cidery along El Camino Real we spent months crafting a perfect cider. At Mission-Trail we never add water, use concentrate or artificial ingredients, nor take shortcuts in our production. As an independent and family run business, we take pride in our craftsmanship to create an honest cider.