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Mendo Lake Family Life

Taste Award-Winning Local Cider Under Apple Trees

It’s hard to find safe, in-person activities these days. So Gowan’s Cider Tasting in the Orchard is a rare find. Guests will be invited to sit under the orchard’s 100-year-old apple trees while they sip hard cider and learn about a range of fruit-forward flavor profiles and food pairings. If it rains, visitors can hang out in the newly renovated barn. Tastings are available Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., at Gowan’s Orchards in Philo. Tickets are $15. Book a table at