New Cider release event
Nov
25
12:00 PM12:00

New Cider release event

Join us as we release our newest cider on Saturday, November 25th during Manson's Village of Lights celebration. 

Baked Butterscotch Blondies featuring our Bin Series cider, and non-alcoholic warmed cider will be available throughout the day as well (while supplies last).

Santa will arrive in Manson via helicopter at approximately 12pm and make his procession through downtown Manson.

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Cheers to 2 years! Birthday celebration
Aug
26
3:00 PM15:00

Cheers to 2 years! Birthday celebration

In August of 2015, we opened our cider taproom in Manson, sharing hard apple cider made from our 100th apple harvest in the Lake Chelan area. 

Join us this August 26th as we say “Cheers” to another year and share the fruits of our 102nd Harvest! To mark the occasion, we'll be grilling brats made with our Harvest 102 cider ($5) and giving away a special birthday treat to all customers. Of course, specials on cider as well! All ages welcome.

 

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Intro to cider tasting
Jul
15
3:00 PM15:00

Intro to cider tasting

Learn the fundamentals of hard cider through a guided tasting with one of our cidermakers. This drop-in event will feature detailed descriptions, Q&A, and tastes of each Rootwood Cider. Must be 21 to taste. Join us for this special tasting event anytime from 3-5 on Saturday, July 15th. Light cheese & crackers included. $15 ($7 refundable with bottle purchase/filled growler). 

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May
13
10:00 AM10:00

Harvest 102 Release + Parade on the Patio

Try our newest cider 'Harvest 102' - a semi-sweet cider featuring a blend of apples from last fall's harvest!

Enjoy the 97th Annual Apple Blossom Parade from our patio
The grand parade starts at 11, and we'll start serving cider at 10. 

During the Saturday of Apple Blossom, we are donating $5 for every growler filled to the preservation of honeybees through pollinator.org

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Other happenings in Manson:

SATURDAY, MAY 13

Kiwanis Breakfast- Grange Hall Basement @ 6:30AM-10AM
A delicious fare of pancakes, eggs, ham, coffee and juice!

Pig Jig Fun Run- Manson's Business Center @8:30AM
Pre-register for this 2K or 5K fun run. All ages are welcome!

Street Fair- Downtown Manson
Along main street- vendors of all types set up and display their wares. 

Quilt Show- Upstairs of Grange @ 8AM-3PM
View homemade quilts and vote for your favorite! 
Admission: Apple Blossom Button, or t-shirt- or $3

Parade- Downtown Manson @ 11AM
At the blast of the fire siren the parade will begin.
Check out the Manson Apple Blossom Float, Manson High School's Award Winning Marching Band and much more!

Apple Blossom Dinner-North Shore Church @ 12:30PM-2:30PM
Chicken and noodles with homemade pies!

3-on-3 Basketball Tournament

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Spring Break at the Lake - Postcard craft
Apr
1
12:00 PM12:00

Spring Break at the Lake - Postcard craft

Postcard Craft

Drop in and create your own special Spring Break postcard! We'll provide a blank postcard, craft supplies, and a postage stamp. $3 per craft. See our website or facebook for current hours during Spring Break. Family friendly, non-alcoholic beverages available.

This is a part of the Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce's "Spring Break at the Lake" schedule, which includes a variety of events during April 1st-15th

 

We will be doing this craft event each weekend of Spring break (1st, 8th, 15th)

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Cider & Sweets
Feb
11
to Feb 19

Cider & Sweets

Saturday Feb 11th & 12th | Saturday Feb 18th & 19th

Swing by during two weekends of "Cider & Sweets" where we'll feature sweet treats from Lake Chelan Artisan Bakery. In addition, we've sourced some delicious caramels through Bear Foods Natural Market & Café/Crépèrie to go along with a flight of our ciders. Complimentary sweets with cider tasting (while they last). We will also have specials on select merchandise and cider. 

During these two weekends, wineries of the Lake Chelan Wine Valley will be featuring red wine and chocolate pairings. Manson has 10 wineries within walking distance of downtown, so park your car and start tasting!

As always, we are family friendly

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Jan
28
12:00 PM12:00

Sip & Craft - String art

The "Crafternoon" returns this Saturday in the taproom! Supplies, tools, and sample designs will be supplied for a string art craft. We will have a few different pre-nailed designs available (choose one below when you RSVP), making this a craft suitable for all ages and attention spans. RSVP through our link here

Please RSVP and indicate if you would like to do the:

A. Heart design
B. Snowflake
C. Apple

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Alefest - Lake Chelan Winterfest
Jan
20
to Jan 22

Alefest - Lake Chelan Winterfest

We'll be pouring cider at the Alefest tent, just steps away from our taproom in Manson. 


From the Lake Chelan Winterfest website:

WINTERFEST ALEFEST

January 20th 5-10pm and January 21st 3-10pm (VIP opens at 2pm)

A couple days of tasting everyone will enjoy! Sample from a selection of over 50 unique craft beers and hard ciders from purveyors from the Pacific Northwest and many from Lake Chelan.  From ports to pale ales; traditional cider to unique style ciders – you’ll be surrounded by the incredible craft that is booming in our region.  Don’t worry if you want to try more than 6 – additional tasting tokens will be available for $2/each!

A General Alefest ticket includes 6 tokens (each 5oz. taste = 1 token), a Winterfest beer tasting mug and a Winterfest Button.  Your tastings can be used all in one day or over the course of the 2 days.  Additional tasting tokens available for $2/each.

A VIP Alefest ticket includes everything in the General Alefest ticket plus a special 1-hour early entrance on Saturday.  You will be able to spend quality time tasting and discussing your favorite beers and ciders. No tasting tokens are required during this extra hour.

Festival information

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Cider & Bites - Winterfest
Jan
14
12:00 PM12:00

Cider & Bites - Winterfest

Stop in and try a flight of ciders with a few small bites. Featuring cheese from Lake Chelan Cheese and cured meats from Glondo's Sausage Company in Cle Elum.

We'll be handing out fresh apples to kiddos, and we serve plenty of non-alcoholic drinks as well. Family friendly. 

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Mix & Match 4pack release
Dec
10
12:00 PM12:00

Mix & Match 4pack release

Mix & Match 4Packs will return this Saturday! Customize your selections of our popular (but elusive) 500ml bottles. Perfect for size for stocking stuffers, gifts, and sharing. Available between 12-4 on Saturday in the taproom.

If you would like to pre-order a 4-pack, we'd be happy to prepare it for you. Just message us through our contact  page. 

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Applewood ornaments
Dec
3
12:00 PM12:00

Applewood ornaments

Join us for a "Crafternoon" at the tasting room, and create your own holiday ornament from upcycled applewood slices sourced from our orchards. We'll provide craft supplies and sample ideas. Tasting flights, glass pours, and snacks available for purchase. All ages welcome. $5 per person. 

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Cider & Bites during Village of Lights
Nov
26
12:00 PM12:00

Cider & Bites during Village of Lights

Try a flight of four hard ciders paired with small bites on Saturday, November 26th. Celebrate Fall Barrel Tasting with eight wineries (within walking distance of downtown), and visit with Santa during Manson's Village of Lights. Rumor has it, he'll be flying in from the North Pole in a yellow helicopter, and making his way down Wapato Way. We'll have warm spiced (fresh) cider, and our full lineup of hard ciders available. 

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Nov
12
5:00 PM17:00

Cheese & Cider night

Cider & Cheese pairing event -- Try a flight of four hard ciders, paired with four cheeses.

Make a night of it in Manson! Allison's of Manson boutique (located 3 doors down from Rootwood) hosts their annual Holiday Open House November 12th, starting at 5:30. 

Warm spiced cider (non-alcoholic) also available for kiddos.  

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Cider Class
Nov
5
6:30 PM18:30

Cider Class

On November 5th, we are hosting our first official "Cider Class" at our taproom. This event offers the opportunity to try different ciders in a group setting. 

Each quarterly "Cider Class" will feature cider selections based on a theme. This upcoming session will explore Perry & Pear ciders.

Appetizers will be provided.

Registration:
Space is limited to 20 people.

Grab tickets through our online store here or by e-mailing cider@rootwoodcider.com

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Sip & Paint
Oct
13
7:00 PM19:00

Sip & Paint

Autumn is here, and it's time to celebrate the season! Pumpkins have their place (lattes, pies, and such), but we're all about apples! Join us at the taproom as Sandy Day leads an apple themed painting session. By the end of the evening, you'll end up with your own apple artwork. Drink specials available for registrants. $30/per person if registered in advance. RSVP to Sandy 509-387-1262

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Cider Fest at Orondo Cider Works
Oct
8
to Oct 9

Cider Fest at Orondo Cider Works

From Orondo Cider Works website:

Cider Fest 2016 - October 8th & 9th

Yes It’s Fall!  The days are shorter, the nights are cooler and the apples are getting redder.  After a lovely summer we are thrilled to be picking and getting this crop into the barn. Yes, we are excited it’s harvest!  We invite you to come share our excitement.  Join us for our 13th Cider Fest celebration – Oct 8th & 9th.

Hard Cider Tasting - Bigger and Better!

This is the fourth year the Orondo Community Scholarship Foundation will be hosting the hard cider tasting event. The volunteers of OCS are excited to help local students attend college by helping you develop an appreciation for local hard ciders.  In addition to Orondo Cider Works sweet, dry and extra dry hard ciders, they will be featuring seven local cideries.   This hard cider tasting event is one you will not want to miss! We offer lots of Eastern Washington pride in a great orchard setting with terrific view along with music, too. This is a great opportunity to try different styles of ciders and decide which ones are your favorites.    There is a $5.00 charge for tasting which includes 5 tastes.  Extra tastes can also be purchased for $1.00.   Proceeds from the tasting and Hard Cider Sales will help support Orondo students.  The tasting starts at 11:00AM on Saturday and ends at 5:00PM.   Sunday they will be pouring Nature’s favorite celebration drink from noon until 4:00PM.

The hard cider vendors are:  

Whiskey Barrel Cider Company (Pullman)

Steelhead Cider Company (Manson)

Hard Row to Hoe Vineyards (Manson)

Rootwood Cider Company (Manson)

Neigel Vintners (East Wenatchee)

Phillippi Ciderhouse (East Wenatchee)

Ole Swede (Tonasket)

Music Music Music!

Can’t have a celebration without music!  We contacted some of our favorites and are bringing them in both days for you. 

Jesse Taylor, a true American original! An authentic rodeo cowboy, Jesse’s passion for singing and songwriting has taken him to dive bars and honky-tonks throughout much of the West. His poetic lyrics and haunting melodies capture the flavor of rodeo life with a soulful authenticity. His songs speak powerfully of the American West, of its timeless values and virtues. And they do so in ways that remind us all of the ups and downs in our own lives.   Check him out at www.jessetaylormusic.com

Waterdog, a local talent that brings high-energy classic rock and roll. The band plays all-ages classic rock and roll focusing on the iconic feel-good songs and rock and roll anthems of the 1960s, 70's and 80's. With six members, Waterdog has multiple singers, multiple guitars, multiple keyboard sounds and much talent! Check them out atwww.reverbnation.com/waterdog3

Mexican Feast - Taco Bar

We like to unearth local talent wherever we can.  This year we will be preparing authentic mexican tacos for all to enjoy!

For the kids! 

Kid Zone is back with all sorts of free fun activities to entertain the children! Noodle javelin, Obstacle Course, yard twister, bouncy balls, sports disks, slalom run and more.  The goal of course is to amuse the kids, while making sure they burn off lots of energy!   The apple sling shot is in this area, too.  Grown–ups, make sure the children get a chance too.  The hay pyramid is next to the pumpkin patch.  Climb on, under, around and over, then choose your favorite Jack-o-Lantern pumpkin to take home.   And of course, join Farmer Chuck on the bin train for a trip into the orchard.   Get your questions answered as he “circles the bins” and explains how he grows our tasty apples. Bin train rides will happen approximately every half hour.  All kids’ activities are free – except the bin train rides ($3.00 per rider, 2 and under free) and the pumpkin patch (purchase pumpkins by the pound).

Our Schedule  (Subject to change)

Saturday Oct. 8th, 2016

 7:00am – Store Opens

10:00 am – Welcome Tent Opens

10:15am – First Bin Train Ride, tours every 30 minutes

10:30am – 4:30pm – Apple Slingshot and Kids’ Obstacle Course

11:00am – Taco Bar Opens

11:00am - 1:00pm Music - Jesse Taylor

11:00am – 5:00pm Hard Cider Tasting by Orondo Community Scholarships

2:00pm – 5:30pm Music – Waterdog

5:30pm – Barbeque Closes

7:00pm – Store Closes

 

Sunday October 9th,2016

 7:00am – Store Opens

10:00 am – Welcome Tent Opens

10:15am – First Bin Train Ride, tours every 30 minutes

10:30am – 4:30pm – Apple Slingshot and Kids' Obstacle Course

11:00am – Barbeque Starts

12:00pm – 4:00pm Hard Cider Tasting by Orondo Community Scholarship

11:00pm – 1:00pm Music – Jesse Taylor

2:00 pm - 5:30pm Music - Waterdog

5:30pm – Barbeque Closes

7:00pm – Store Closes

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Live Music - Zach Winters
Jul
10
5:00 PM17:00

Live Music - Zach Winters

Zach & Lane during a house show

Zach & Lane during a house show

Join us July 10th, at the Rootwood Cider Taproom for live music featuring Zach Winters. Zach & Company are midway through their summer music tour, which started in early June. Originally from Oklahoma, they've been seein' the sights and playing shows in Arizona, California, Oregon, and now Washington. 

Admission: Free

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Spring Cider Celebration
May
14
12:00 PM12:00

Spring Cider Celebration

We are excited offer two NEW cider varieties in the Rootwood Cider taproom! While the Manson Apple Blossom Festival celebrates the beginning of a new apple growing season right outside our taproom door, we will be celebrating our new products made from last year's apple harvest.

Come by after the Manson Apple Blossom parade and give them a try! Tasting flights and glass pours can be enjoyed in our family friendly taproom or on the sunny patio at 45 Wapato Way in Manson.

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Spring Break at the Lake
Apr
2
to Apr 17

Spring Break at the Lake

Planning on visiting Lake Chelan during Spring Break? The Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce is hosting the second annual "Breakin' at the Lake" event, starting the first weekend of April, and continuing until the 17th. Their full guide is available online

We will be featuring interactive & educational kids activities, and special deals for adults on cider. 

At Rootwood Cider, we will continue to be open on the weekend, but tastings by appointment are also available and encouraged. Call 509-888-7215 or e-mail cider@rootwoodcider.com to set up a time.

 

 

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Jan
22
to Jan 23

Winterfest Alefest

Lake Chelan Winterfest Ale & Cider tasting is back! Held right outside our doors in Manson. 

From the Lake Chelan Wintefest website

"A day of tasting everyone will enjoy! Sample from a selection of over 50 unique craft beers and hard ciders while enjoying live music and the beautiful Lake Chelan scenery. 1 taste = 5oz. pour. Additional tasting tokens available for $2/each.

VIP Tickets include a special 1-hour early entrance so that you can taste some of your favorite beers or ciders without the lines. You will not need to use any of your 6 tastes during this special tasting."

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Fall Cider Social
Nov
27
to Nov 28

Fall Cider Social

  • Rootwood Cider Taproom (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

November 27, 2015 - November 28, 2015

12:00pm - 6:00pm

Rootwood Cider Company
45 Wapato Way
Manson, WA 98831
509-888-7215

Join us on Fall Barrel Tasting weekend to sample ciders paired with selected small bites, featuring artisan cheeses and charcuterie from Glondo’s Sausage Company in Cle Elum. Newly released cider gift packs & holiday presents available. All ages welcome.

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