Forget pumpkins! Autumn means apples—specifically apple cider. The hard stuff. Celebrate the season by visiting the best cideries and orchards on the coast.
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Visit Alpenfire Cider: The tasting room is open from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday through December.
Drink: Cinders, a small batch, Methode Champenoise cider. Love rosé? Try Glow, a single varietal cider that gets its pink hue from organic Hidden Rose apples grown in Kings Valley, Oregon.
Eat: A sandwich made with local ingredients from the Chimacum Corner Farmstand. Then load up on fresh produce and regional charcuterie.
Apple obsession: Muscadet de Dieppe, a bittersweet French cider apple with high sugar content and thick, musky juices.