Rare estate cider from local 100 year family farm honored at trendsetting media awards show—first time cider is poured to celebrate on the red carpet!

Philo, CA, March 2019 – This year the stars walking the red carpet at the TASTE AWARDS Red Carpet Awards Show will have some extra sparkle as they celebrate their success with a glass of Gowan’s Heirloom Cider.

The Red Carpet awards ceremony will feature a star-studded lineup of food and fashion TV celebrities, including winners, nominees and presenters. Produced by the Academy of Media Tastemakers and TASTE TV the TASTE AWARDS celebrate the year’s best in Food, Fashion, Health, Travel, Sports and Lifestyle programs on Television, in Film, Streaming and Online, on Radio, in Podcasts, and Photography. The 10th Anniversary TASTE AWARDS Red Carpet Awards Show, Reception and Ceremony will take place on March 18th, at the Writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills.

These top award-winning ciders represent a new category of premium ciders—sparkling apple-wine, often referred to as “apple champagne.” Like the finest California sparkling wines, Gowan’s apple-wine cider develops flavor naturally as heirloom apples slowly tree-ripen in special Gowan family estate orchards, capturing the magic of an orchard’s year in a bottle.

The cider made from this fruit represents an entirely unique time and place; rare heirloom apple trees growing in one of the world’s premier sparkling wine regions, a never-to-be-repeated span of four seasons. Around the world, estate ciders, made exclusively from a single orchard are even more rare than estate wines. And cider made only from the premier California grown apples is exceptionally rare.

Recently named one of the “Best Luxury Experiences” at TASTE TV’s  Sacramento Chocolate Salon, 2019, Gowan’s estate apple-wine ciders have also garnered top awards among the largest and most prestigious wine competitions, including; Best Cider of 2018 San Francisco International Wine Competition, International Women’s Wine Competition 2018, North Coast Wine Challenge 2018, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition 2019, California State Fair Wine Competition 2018, California Cider Competition 2018.

Since 1876, these historic orchards have been cared for by six generations of the Gowan family apple farmers, curating over 80 varieties of rare and unique heirloom apples over 143 years. Over a century ago, fresh apples from these orchards were delivered to communities along the California coast by horse and wagon. Gowan’s Heirloom Cider is proud to celebrate with the stars at the 2019 TASTE AWARDS Red Carpet Awards Show, Academy of Media Tastemakers and TASTE TV.

For more information contact Sharon Gowan, 707-205-1538, [email protected] or