Arizona Cider aims to produce the finest Southwestern hard apple cider. We are building a community-centered business, revitalizing heritage apple orchards and traditional cider-making processes. Arizona Cider focuses on local marketing and community building, providing a locally produced alternative to beer and wine

We are in the groundbreaking phase and have recently completed the licensing and local permitting processes. Arizona Cider’s first product will be available in the spring of 2018.



Arizona Cider is founded by brothers Kanin and Cody Routson and their families including Tierney Schipper and Clare Stielstra. Kanin Routson has devoted his life to exploring and promoting apple tree diversity. Kanin researches apple varieties from historic homesteads across Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, and Utah. He uses state of the art genetic techniques to identify rare and unusual apples. Kanin has both Masters and PhD degrees in apple biodiversity. We have spent years searching for unique apples in the old and mostly forgotten homestead orchards of the Southwest.

The Arizona Cider Project is devoted to apple diversity, science, and conservation through revitalizing southwestern hard cider traditions. We are grafting hundreds of new apple trees annually and testing old- and new-world cider apple varieties in the dry climates of the Southwest.


Arizona Cider is produced on Lost Cabin Ranch, near Prescott Arizona. Please contact us for an appointment.