A number of Niagara wineries are now producing cider. Cider can be made at wineries without getting a different license. In Niagara-on-the-Lake, some of the wineries producing cider include Niagara College Teaching Winery (Cider 101), Small Talk Vineyards (Shiny Apple Cider), Sunnybrook (Ironwood Cider).
Five cideries in the Twenty Valley area of Niagara participate in an unofficial “cider trail”. Cardholders can visit five wineries to sample their cider:
|Fielding Estate Winery (Dry Hard Cider)
||Redstone Winery (Sparkling Cider)
|Creekside Estate Winery (Rood Apples Cider)
||Vieni Estates Wine & Spirits (Sparkling Apple Cider).
Tawse Winery (Medium Dry Cider and “Spark” Cider
(In)Cider Summer Social
It was a beautiful summer event after a day of rain and even hail on the Beamsville Bench. The five wineries on the cider trail came together at Fielding Estate Winery for an evening of cider, food and entertainment.
Pig Out Catering of St. Catharines provided the food – pulled pork on a bun, pulled chicken taco or a pulled pork parfait. An apple and ginger slaw was served on the side. With a souvenir cider glass we set out to try the different ciders. For the attendees who wanted an alternative to cider, each winery also served a wine to go with the food or sipping afterwards while listening to the music.