About us / Our orchards
The Vision Of A Northern Terroir
With the creation of an entirely new ice cider tradition comes the vision of creating a renewed apple tradition of high quality apples grown specifically for ice cider in northern Sweden. This is a unique proposition since there have been no orchards in commercial operation in the north for decades (perhaps up to a century) and we have the opportunity and the responsibility to shape an apple and ice cider culture, and in time an entire terroir where none has previously existed.
In the coming years, we will plant orchards in a variety of parcels all over our home county of Västerbotten, from the inland forest country to the Baltic coast. For this purpose we’ve sourced heirloom apples, from Finland, Russia and Sweden, suited to produce sustainable, quality yields in terms of volume and taste in our climate.
In 2011 we started our first trial orchards and in the fall of 2016 we started in earnest the planting of our first north Swedish orchards. In time, we will introduce an ice cider originating entirely from these orchards, an ice cider entirely the offspring of our northern home country.
It is in the vision of an entirely new apple, ice cider and wine terroir in northern Sweden that the ambition and span of Brännland Ciders ambitions becomes most visible. We want to create something truly sustainable to the good of future generations, new agriculture, tourism and of course the worlds finest ice cider. A legacy that will live on long after we’re gone.
Brännland Cider produces artisanal ice cider on the Baltic seaboard of northern Sweden based on 100% apple juice and completely free from additives. We want to develop a uniquely Swedish ice cider with its origin in the specific flavour profile and growing conditions of Swedish apples.
About us / Röbäcksdalen
Brännland Ciders orchard at Röbäcksdalen outside of Umeå in northern Sweden is the first commercial orchard in this part of the country in modern times and probably one of the northernmost orchards in the world. With support from our local community we’ve planted 1000 apple trees of Russian, Finnish and Swedish apple varieties on hardy rootstock entirely dedicated to our ice cider production.