About us

 
Estonian apples are great source for tasty ciders. This has been proven by Martin and Erki who's experiments in their home cellars have given courage to step into public and multiply quantities so that more people could enjoy our ciders. We are born and we live in Tallinn, Estonia - therefore we believe in order to make good cider and valorise Estonian apples, one can live anywhere. This is why we are CITY CIDER°. Our objective is to manufacture tasty modern craft cider. We believe people are strong enough to drink less, but more quality. We wish to stay close to our friends and fans. We manufacture our cider in a city using modern technologies and we wish to share our joy of good cider with you. There is not such thing as "traditional cider-making in Estonia", therefore we wish to be part of building it. We intend to experiment with different tastes and recipes, mix apple juice with whatever we find relevant, we will listen feedback from our fans and we will present our favourites to you. We manufacture vintage cider, means we will capture unique spirit of apples from each year. In this way, we believe, every cidermaking-season is full of surprises and discoveries. 

Martin, head cider maker, started to make wine and cider in his fathers cellar back in 2010. First experiments proved to be awful, but after studying all cider making books available, things started to move upwards quickly. Soon Martin started to visit events to sell his makings, so he faced to his surprise warm feedback regarding his ciders. As a head cider maker at CITY CIDER°, Martin is commited to make tasty and high quality ciders. He’s approach is thorough and he prefers facts over opinions.

martin@citycider.ee

 

 

Erki, production head, has prepared craft cider since 2009. His experiments with Estonian apples and with different berries has lead to understanding that Estonian raw material is great source for good drinks. His entrepreneurial spirit together with first indications of soon-to-boom-craftcider-in-Estonia could not keep him sitting back relaxed, so CITY CIDER° was born. In our team, Erki is a leader, internal challenger and strategist. He can be characterised as perfectionist who has high energy navigating complex challenges and exceptional ability to accept uncertainty in life and business.

erki@citycider.ee

 

Lauri, head of sales and marketing, has never prepared wine or cider. Lauri is in a team inspired from opportunities linked to valuing Estonian apples. His earlier career in large multinational companies in Estonia and outside has given plenty of experience, which he now intends to use in a benefit of something really great. To CITY CIDER° he brings unique leadership approach along with modern marketing- and sales practices. Lauri can be characterised as values driven team player, highly approachable and result driven.

lauri@citycider.ee