In 1987, a couple planted an apple orchard along the Russian River with the dream of making Old World–style cider. But with the rise of wine, the timing was wrong, so the couple abandoned the orchard and moved away. In 2011, we found our way to this lost orchard, the Kingston Black, Nehou, Golden Russet, Roxbury Russet, Porter’s Perfection, and Yarlington Mill, among other varieties, enveloped in poison oak and blackberry brambles, wild boar feasting on the drops. Since then, we have worked to revive this feral idyll while harvesting and fermenting its fruit. This cider expresses a sense of place with notes of savory herbs, citrus, baking spice, and orchard floor, and an earthy depth synonymous with Sonoma County.