Co-founders Crystie and Keith Kisler found the farm of their dreams in 2004 in the Chimacum Valley on the wild Olympic Peninsula and began growing organic fruit, vegetables and grains. They were searching for a small farm model that would support their families, serve the community and sustain the land. One day, a neighbor brought over a bottle of hard cider he’d fermented from the apples out back. It was a delightful, effervescent revelation! In 2008, having partnered with their neighbor Eric Jorgensen, they decided to dig in, plant apple trees and start the cidery.
In addition to growing a certified-organic heirloom-variety orchard on their historic 50-acre farm, they have relationships with a wide network of organic orchards, large and small, throughout Washington. With the creative and passionate guidance of cidermaker Andrew Byers and a skillful and soulful crew, Finnriver crafts an array of award-winning ciders featuring a variety of innovative flavors. While their farm is remote, they are honored to be on the forefront of the Pacific Northwest cider revival. Finnriver is also a certified B corporation, meaning that a positive impact on society, workers, the community and the environment are no less important goals than generation of profit.