In a quest for cider excellence, Stoic Cider brings a new perspective to cider making. We are revitalizing a tradition of exploration, experimentation, and determination, drawing from the past as well as pushing forward to bring new ideas to apple cultivation and cider making in Arizona.

We are in the groundbreaking phase and have recently completed the licensing and local permitting processes. We are fermenting our first blends, and Stoic cider will be available in the spring of 2018.



Stoic 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.

Stoic Cider is devoted to cider excellence through exploration and constant experimentation. 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.


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