Jaanihanso is a family owned cider house and orchard located in an historic farm dating back to 18th century. Our family bought Jaanihanso in 2000. Our knowledge of the farm’s history originates from the papers that we found from the house, and from older villagers stopping at our gate to reminisce about the “old days”.
The renovation story of the estate has been in sync with our own growing to age. Some years with larger construction works, some years not that much, but there has been constant mutual bettering. In 2013, when the last bits of the house had been refurbished, the car had to move out from its brand new pigsty-turned-garage to make room for cider. Famously, garage is the best place to start a venture.
JAANIHANSO CIDERY AND ORCHARD
An old and shabby collective farm era workshop that had always disturbed the view across our land, turned out to be the perfect location for Jaanihanso Cidery. We bought it, refurbished and moved in tanks and cider press.
There is a perfect soil around the cidery that we have started to fill with apple trees. First 3800 trees of four different varieties have been planted and many more will follow. With the assistance of some of the leading growers and academics we want to get the best out of traditional local varieties. Our aim is to become fully organic producer sometimes down the road. We are certain it is worth it.