OUR CIDER GANG

The perfect team — cider makers, wine makers, brewers, and several experienced drinkers.


hoto Credit: 1101 Cider House

hoto Credit: 1101 Cider House

Mark McTavish, Founder/Cider Master

As a native of Toronto, Mark was raised in the apple country of Southwest Ontario, Canada. Destined to become a cider evangelist, Mark began his career in the craft beverage industry at the age of 19. Soon after completing his business degree at Canada's top beverage management school, Mark established his place in the industry by opening one of the first craft beer bars in Canada back in 2003. After helping to pioneer the craft beer industry in Canada, Mark began to give up the suds in favor of cider! Fast forward to 2015....Mark is now the founder of a cider exclusive importing and distribution company based in Los Angeles, and he is also the proud owner of renowned Sonoma based cider brand "Troy Cider". 

 

 

Alex Moisan, Assistant Cider Master

Alex is a talented young wine maker who is making his mark on the emerging Malibu Coast wine scene, and also has some great success behind him as a natural cider maker. As a protege to infamous SoCal wine maker Norm Stafford, Alex has learned from the best in the business. He continues to hone his craft through his wine making studies at UC Davis.