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Kimberly, a painter, and Matt, a builder, began Metal House on an urge to do good by the land, and have worked to restore abandoned ancient orchards in the Hudson Valley to their former fruit-bearing glory days. Employing bio-intensive farming techniques, which focuses on the use of naturally made fertilizers and pest management techniques (akin to biodynamics), they focus their work around the idea of sano, which they state on their website, "means healthy and sound, as in the food we eat, the environment we surround ourselves in, and the ideas we support. Complete. This is the orchard from which we want to harvest apples… An orchard free from unnecessary herbicides, fungicides, pesticides and chemical fertilizers allows organisms to work with the trees, improving the flavor and characteristics of the fruit. Beneficial flora have the opportunity to thrive." ‘Disco Nat’ comes from a blend of wild Dolgo crabapples foraged in the Catskills, which were fermented in demijohns next to wild ‘disco’ pears. Bottling occurred mid-fermentation, blending with a 2018 wild ferment of sustainably grown Cortland and Macs. Funky but not sour, this pet nat cider bursts with flavors of dried apricots and bright citrus, underscored by a tart, earthy backbone. Refreshing and food friendly. Open this wild child slowly! Sustainably grown, low intervention/natural cider, vegan.