Chelan’s Karma Vineyards, well-loved for its “méthode Champenoise” sparkling wines, recently launched a sister brand for cider fans. Bad Granny Cider utilizes the same process of natural fermentation and carbonation but starts with an apple wine base.
“Bad Granny hard ciders are so good because we combine the highest-quality local fruit with an expertise in wine-making to produce semi-dry ciders that are clean, complex, refreshing, and never cloyingly sweet,” said Vicki Daigneault, vice president of marketing with Bad Granny Cider. “Our knowledge of wine helps to create a product that has similar nuances found in a beautiful bottle of Sauvignon Blanc or a crisp, dry bottle of Champagne, while maintaining the true heritage of hard cider.”
Bad Granny offers a seasonal lineup of three hard ciders that are available for a limited time this fall at major retailers, bottle shops, and restaurants. Or stop in for a taste at Karma Vineyards on South Lakeshore Road if you’re in the Chelan neighborhood.