Sea Cider Wins Best of Show at Portland International Cider Cup (PICC)


Sea Ciderhouse Brings Home the Highest Honor at the 6th Annual Portland International Cider Cup (PICC);  

Saanichton, BC – June 28, 2018 – Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse is thrilled to announce that their estate grown cider Bittersweet, has taken home the top prize of Best of Show at the 6th annual Portland International Cider Cup (PICC).

Portland International Cider Cup, in its 6th annual year, is organized by the Northwest Cider Association (NWCA) and celebrates ciders crafted in the Pacific Northwest. The competition was hosted in North Portland at the Laguintas Community Room, on June 27, 2018. Having grown exponentially over the past 6 years, the competition showcased 16 cideries and almost 170 ciders from British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana. These ciders are then divided into 19 categories, where judges found ciders in 16 categories worthy of gold medals. The gold medal winners then go on to compete in the Best of Show round, where the head judges from each table found Bittersweet to be the overall winner.

Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse, British Columbia: Bittersweet (English Sweet), Best of Show

“We are thrilled that Bittersweet has been awarded Best of Show at PICC,” said Kristen Needham Jordan, owner and cidermaster at Sea Cider Farm and Ciderhouse. “Bittersweet reflects our farm: it is 100% estate grown, pressed, fermented and bottled at Sea Cider. Bittersweet is also one of our most traditional ciders, and showcases the earthy, spicy phenolics of the traditional bittersweets and bittersharps that we grow.”

About Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse
Sea Cider is a certified organic cidery and orchard located minutes from downtown Victoria. Situated on 10 acres on the Saanich Peninsula overlooking the Haro Strait. The company has been producing award-winning ciders since 2007. Sea Cider is available throughout: B.C, Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Washington, Oregon, Illinois and California. For more information, visit or follow @seaciderhouse on social media.

About Northwest Cider Association
The Northwest Cider Association represents more than 80 commercial cidermakers from throughout Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and British Columbia. The association supports and brings together cideries and cider enthusiasts to enjoy the best of what the Northwest has to offer. NWCA hosts several cider-centric events throughout the year, including promoting dedicated Cider Weeks in Oregon, Washington and British Columbia. For more information, visit

Media contact:

Mike Pepperdine, Sales & Marketing Manager
Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse
p. 250 544 4824 ext.4
f. 250-544-4870