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“Fun place to visit!”
Review of Orondo Cider Works

Orondo Cider Works
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Orondo
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: We are in the business of growing and selling fruit. We operate 300 acres of commercial apple, pear, and cherry orchards. We have a country market where we produce fresh apple cider, doughnuts, pizza, ice cream, sandwiches, salsa, jams & jellies, apple crisp, espresso, coffee, and more! We have a grocery section full of food and drinks. We have a bunch of fruit and vegetables. We even have beer, wine, hard cider, specialty foods and gifts. We make our own hard cider in three different levels of sweetness (Sweet, Dry, and Extra-Dry). The harvest is happening now (August 2015), so new fruit will be coming in daily. Stop by and give us a try! We offer clean restrooms, wi-fi, a patio for relaxing (and looking at panoramic views of the Columbia river), a picnic area, and a garden to stroll through.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Stroller parking, Bathroom facilities
Portland, OR
Level 5 Contributor
35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Fun place to visit!”
Reviewed March 28, 2012

We stopped at the Cider Works on our way back from Leavenworth, and we were pleasantly surprised! Their Cider Slushies are really, really good, their milkshakes are thick and creamy and their ice cream is really good as well. We missed the cider pressing...apparently that happens on Saturdays, and the homemade doughnut making, but we did pick up some hard cider, which we look forward to drinking :)

Visited March 2012
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Washington State
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Glorified convenience store with great fruit”
Reviewed August 10, 2008

A tourist map of the Wenatchee area reviews the spectacular Orondo Cider Works, where you can watch cider being made, buy it fresh, and get all kinds of fresh fruit from the area. A red barn-looking building on the side of the highway appears quaint, but our first steps in the door brought us into what looked like half produce stand, half gas station store. The cider press is behind a large glass pane with a small printed sign that says they press cider something like Saturdays 12 - 4pm. Not exactly easy to catch. They had one table (smaller than our corner grocery store) of fresh fruit, and several stands of convenience store items. Gallon, half-gallon, and pint-sized containers of cider are in the cooler next to the brand-name (overpriced) juice and beer.

The highlight was my milkshake. While probably also overpriced, I asked for peach with some strawberry. The boy said they don't have the ability to calculate price for two fruits, so I just paid regular price. It was simply vanilla icecream with a scoop of fresh peaches and a bit of strawberry. It was truly delicious. It was $4 or $5. They also have what seemed like hundreds of various sauces, jellies, and other produce-based products including a line of honey-based lotion, lip balm, etc. It was fun to look at and we didn't regret going, but I have to admit we were disappointed at first. I doubt we'll stop again.

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