With integrity in the workplace, a tradition of excellence, and a commitment to continuous improvement, Hood River Juice Company is dedicated to providing our customers with products and services that exceed expectations for quality, safety, and value.
Our Core Values
Lawrence Ryan bought 33 acres of orchard nestled at the base of Mt. Hood in the fertile Hood River Valley. Lawrence and Hortensia Ryan were raising their four children while working the orchard and selling fresh produce for a living.
When Lawrence died suddenly in 1979, Hortensia was faced with running the farm and raising her children alone. With a little more than a borrowed cider press and her faith in God, she hand-drew the first Ryan’s label and began pressing, bottling, and selling the Ryan family’s cider. It was while delivering juice to a customer, that she was struck by another car and killed, leaving the four Ryan children orphaned in the span of one year.
David Ryan, age 17 at the time of his mother’s death, set out to help support the Ryan family by selling their fresh produce and heading up their fledgling cider business. Today he still credits his parent’s can-do spirit, their relentless work ethic, and sincere faith in God for beginning and growing what is now known as Hood River Juice Company.
Today Ryan’s brand cider is crafted at our facility located on the Columbia River in Hood River, Oregon. Employing upwards of 140 people, David Ryan continues to be involved in the daily operation of acquiring the best apples from eastern Washington state, pressing artisan quality juice, and delivering to some of the largest beverage wholesalers and retailers in the country. In all the years between that first hand-drawn label and today, one thing has not changed, David Ryan is still passionate about his family’s cider. His love for his family and his faith fuels him to continue to find more trails to blaze in the quality, efficiency, and sustainability of his business and its practices. From our fields to your table comes all our very best — The Hood River Juice Company Team.
Hood River Juice Company is a family-owned and operated company that has been making premium apple juice since 1979. Hood River Juice Company believes in the power of helping the community by putting emphasis on the people and a strong work ethic.
We believe in the importance of community involvement – not just because it’s a good thing to do, but also because it strengthens our business’ principles. It’s this strong sense of community that makes us feel privileged to be able to help produce some great tasting juice for you.