Bandon Rain began in 2013 when cranberry farmer Gary made his first batch of fresh-pressed hard apple cider. Gary’s son and daughter-in-law, Trevor and Mary, soon picked up the project. A summer hobby quickly turned into a business prospect when Gary, his wife Karen, Trevor and Mary turned an old cranberry shed into a small production cidery located in Bandon.
Learn how Mary decided to get involved in this family cider start up, moving to Bandon, Oregon from California where she worked in the television industry and was a member of the Local 971 for Production Coordinators. She started making cider in 2014 with her husband Trevor and completed the Craft Cidery Startup workshop from Oregon State University. She also attended the Cider Academy held by the Cider Institute of North America at Eastern Washington University. Mary now creates all the recipes and fermentation schedules plus coordinates sales, and accounting.