Wilson’s Orchard Buys Sutliff Cider

Wilson’s Orchard Buys Sutliff Cider

A popular local hard cider manufacturer has been sold, and the new owner says the change will make the product easier to find in stores.

The Sutliff Hard Cider brand has been purchased by Wilson’s Orchard of Iowa City. As part of the purchase, Wilson’s plans to start producing 12-ounce cans of the cider as early as this weekend.

Wilson’s grows more than 120 varieties of apples at its orchard on Dingleberry Road between Iowa City and Solon. Sutliff Cider was founded in 2002 and will continue its operations near Sutliff.

Wilson’s says its wide range of apples will allow it to produce more varieties of cider in the future.