Bert Walker, Hard Cider

If you have taken an Agriculture class at College of the Redwoods — you have probably taken a class with Bert Walker.  Recently Bert retired from CR and is pursuing a new career making hard cider from the apples in his orchard in Fortuna.  Bert can still be found guest lecturing in the Ag Program at CR.

I know, I know — this one took a long time — excuse is that it was difficult to edit — blah blah blah — but here it is!

Interview with Bert Walker, Hard Cider Brewer

Also — be sure to enjoy an Adophus Spitzenburg apple, Bert’s favorite eating apple!  Hard to find, but worth the effort —


  1. Lauren Fawcett said,

    April 16, 2011 at 1:03 am

    I am looking forward to the interview! Also, I would love to find out if Bert would be interested in teaching a class on making hard cider here at the North Coast Co-op!

  2. Ken said,

    April 20, 2012 at 11:43 pm


    I notice many abandoned apple orchards around the county, some of which must be desirable heritage trees. I imagine some entrepreneurial youth tending a few of these in exchange for product. Owners would get some apple juice, butter, sauce, or…cider! What do you think?

  3. May 13, 2013 at 8:40 pm


    I too have noticed the same thing since I’ve been living on an old Apple Orchard in Southern Humboldt for 3 years now (Camp Grant). I’ve been on a quest to discover these orchards and find out what varieties are common, uncommon, and unique to Humboldt. I’ve really on the hunt to hunt Albert Etter’s Varieties and all I’ve been able to find is the Waltana. There’s GREAT potential for Humboldt to come out with it’s own cider label and I would be willing to help out in this venture.


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