Clay serves as the head orchardist and cidermaker. In any given day you will find him tending trees, pressing apples, or any of the other tasks necessary to make the cidery run. He loves to talk about cider, apples, trees, and sustainable food.

Clay has a background in biology, education, and law. He teaches business communications in addition to making cider. Many years ago, he used his genetic biology degree in commercial agriculture. He is excited to put his knowledge and experience back to work in sustainable food production.

Clay Slaughter is also an American Cider Association Certified Cider Professional and certified Cider Institute of North America Cidermaker.

His favorites are:

Cider – Dry and tannic but will drink sweeter cider balanced with more sour/tannin. Pommeau – Yes please. Apple – Winesap

Certified Cider Professional, American Cider Association (ACA) Cidermaker, Cider Institute of North America (CINA)