All of the fruit for our small batch hard cider is sourced from our third-generation family farm located at the base of Mt. Hood in the Oregon's beautiful Hood River Valley. Draper Girls Country Farm was established in 1962 by Theresa's parents, Roman and Ann Braun, and continues to be a family owned and operated business. They started out growing apples, pears, cherries, peaches, and plums.
In the fall, Theresa's father, Roman, and brother, Mark, would press fresh non-pasteurized apple cider on an old wood press. They sold cider by the gallon to people who visited the farm stand. This has remained a family tradition, and now is pressed year-round and sold at farmer's markets in the Portland area as well.
In 2011, the idea of making hard cider was taking seed in Theresa's mind. While selling some of her apple harvest to local hard cider makers, she realized that hard cider would be a natural evolution of her already successful fresh cider business. As a result, Draper Girls Cider Company was founded by Theresa and her three daughters.