Jaanihanso is a family-owned cider & fruit wine house and orchard located on a historic farm dating back to the 18th century. It was in 2013 when a long time hobby turned into a professional venture and Jaanihanso Cider House was born. Jaanihanso has been a certified organic producer since 2016.
Jaanihanso ciders and wines are crafted from 100% Estonian apples, pears and berries which are handpicked from non-industrial local orchards. Jaanihanso’s own organic orchard consists of 6000 trees growing on 6 hectares with 6 varieties of apples and 3 varieties of pears.
Recently, they have joined International Organic Awards 2020 and received a Gold Award for their Jaanihanso Cassis Methode Traditionnelle 2018, awarded by Organic Newspaper.
Most of Jaanihanso’s ciders and sparkling wines are made according to the classic champagne method. They exclusively use wild yeast for primary fermentation for all of their products.
According to Alvar Roosimaa, their “cider and wine-philosophy” is based on a principle that cider is a natural product and the more they can preserve the natural in the final product the better and more complex it is. They try to nurture the natural fermentation for as long as possible into the process, add only what is absolutely necessary, and give the cider plenty of time to develop. They are focusing on bottle-fermented traditional method cider and fruit sparklings.
Jaanihanso currently exports to the US, Canada, Japan, Spain, Russia, Netherlands, Belgium, Finland, Belarus, and Lithuania. They are also shipping to many European countries from their online shop. They have been exporting since 2016 and have gradually widened their export markets over the years. In addition, they’ve seen an increase in international orders from their online shop. They’ve also opened their farm for visitors and offer guided cidery tours and tasting, organise events and concerts and rent their facilities for seminars.
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