This was one of the main reasons I wanted to check out Vashon Island. We’d bought a perry cider (from The Beer Junction) so checking out the Nashi Orchards was a no brainer. They were in the process of opening up a second location (a new tasting studio).
Sign along the road and for parking.
We dropped in on a Saturday afternoon (around 12:15pm). The tasting room is outside with a couple bear-dogs roaming around.
Speaking of bear-dogs, look how adorable this one was (there was a black one too).
Closeup of their cider taps.
Cider tastings are $10.00 US/person. Tasting fee is NOT waived if you buy bottles, which is a first.
Bottles range in between $25.00 US to $31.50 US.
You can also purchase a 4-pack for $27.50 US. We shared a tasting.
Chojuro blend perry
This is the perry we tried previously and turns out, it’s still our favourite of their offerings. Smooth, slightly sweet and refreshing.
Hosui Asian pear perry
This one had a dry finish. We didn’t love it.
This one is a mix of 30 different apples from the island that was donated to them. More of a traditional, dry cider.
This one was on draft and barrel aged in gin. B could smell peppercorns; you can taste the juniper notes.
This one was smooth and similar to a brandy but much more drinkable/approachable. Would be good on ice.
Really wanted to love Nashi Orchards but it’s not a must visit for us.
25407 Wax Orchard Rd SW