Christine Marie Walter


Christine Walter BA ’03 is founder and head cidermaker at Bauman’s Cider, part of Bauman’s Farm in Gervais, Oregon. The company, which produces 100,000 gallons of cider a year, hosts the annual Bauman’s Cider Festival each fall. For two consecutive years, Bauman’s has won Midsize Cidermaker of the Year at the Great Lakes International Cider and Perry Competition. Also, for three consecutive competitions, it has been recognized as the Northwest’s Small or Medium Cidery of the Year at the Portland International Cider Cup, the Northwest Cider Association’s premier event. In 2022, Walter was named to the board of the American Cider Association. 


Christine Walter BA ’03 works at Bauman’s Farm and Garden, a farm and tourist destination in Gervais, Oregon. She spoke last fall to Oregon Public Broadcasting about the popular apple cider produced by Bauman’s and about her own line of hard ciders that is available on tap throughout the Willamette Valley and Portland area.