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Free Cider & Cheese Sampling: Quebrada del Chucao

  • Di Bruno Brothers Rittenhouse 1730 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19103 (map)

Did you know DiBruno's sells cider (and wine and beer, too)? They have an awesome and continually growing selection at both the Franklin and Rittenhouse locations.

Stop in for a free sampling of the cider of Quebrada del Chucao from Araucanía, Chile paired with cheese by the knowledgable staff of Di Bruno Bros. and ask onsite David Bowler Wine representative, David McDuff, all your cider questions.

Quebrada del Chucao is a family-run business dedicated to producing quality ciders. It was created by the cousins Matías Nahrwold and Diego Rivera in 2010 in Huiscapi, Chile’s Araucanía Region, as a way of honoring the cultural and cider-producing tradition of the first European immigrants who settled in the south of the country during the XIX century. To make their own ciders, these settlers planted apple orchards for domestic use and thus introduced a set of apple varieties.

With time, these varieties ran out of commercial use; many of them are almost forgotten or even unknown. But fortunately some of those old orchards have survived for almost a century, and now we use their apples to produce a very distinctive and flavorful cider. Though not certified, the apples for our Quebrada del Chucao ciders are organically grown. We don’t use commercially grown apples and we only press once a year, immediately after harvesting.

Since our first harvest in 2012, we have bottled at Quebrada del Chucao more than 15,000 liters. Our ciders are sold both in the domestic market and exported to the United States, Australia, Canada and Brazil.

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