Jon Clarenbach


Jon directs the sales and business of running a cidery.

Jon grew up in the hippy college town of Eugene Oregon.  Spending his teenage years fly fishing on the McKenzie River, hunting in the Blue Mountains and skiing in the Cascades, Jon knew he wanted a life lived outdoors.  He made his way to Jackson Hole after college skiing and hiking his way through the Tetons, detoured to San Francisco for seven years and finally made it back to the mountain town of Missoula in the fall of 1998.

From his parents owning a restaurant during his childhood, to working at restaurants in San Francisco Jon has always been interested in the intersection of food, people and culture. Jon has been involved in the sustainable food movement in Montana for the last twenty years, creating numerous partnerships with co-operatives and growers to access new markets for local farmers and producers.

Visiting with Matt and Michael one afternoon up at the Moon-Randolph Homestead Jon was instantly captivated by their strange & wonderful ideas for opening a cidery in the heart of the Rockies.  Jon has embraced the cider community - representing Western Cider across the state and as a board member for the Northwest Cider Association.

When not at Western Cider, Jon enjoys travelling with his wife Holly, floating Montana’s rivers, telemark skiing, hiking, and exploring the West.