Cider love runs in the family at Thousand Acre Cider House. Jenny & James have been on a quest to find, taste and share craft cider since being introduced to cider-specific apples, orcharding and juice back in 2015. Having had the opportunity to travel to dozens of cideries across the PNW, Great Lakes region, and Old World regions in the UK and France, they've been inspired by both the age-old craft of cidermaking and the recent resurgence of cider's popularity. In 2018, the lingering idea of opening a taproom unapologetically focused on craft cider moved from idea to business planning and building. Kingston, named after the well-loved Kingston Black cider apple, joined the family around the same time. He assists with cheese and charcuterie tastings happily.
Jenny is Marketing & Brand Manager and Lead Buyer and is dedicated to Thousand Acre's operations full-time. She departed from a decade-long career focused on startup sales strategy and brand development to pursue the cider world and hasn't looked back. Jenny has completed WSU's Cider & Perry Production workshop at the gorgeous Mount Vernon campus and is a proud Certified Cider Professional with the United States Association of Cider Makers.
James is General Manager and Operations for the business. An engineer by education and trade, he's often found tinkering and perfecting sound, electronics, draft system, coolers, and everything else that makes the place hum.