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Apple Falls Cider Company

1633 County Rd. #3
Carrying Place, Ontario


Matt Oskamp and Amelia Campbell visited London, England. While they were exploring the culture in London, they stumbled upon traditional hard apple cider. From then on, they were hooked. On their return, they started experimenting with different blends of apple varieties from the family farm. Campbell’s Orchards, owned and operated by Dianne and Colin Campbell for 35 years. This property is situated on the Bay of Quinte in Prince Edward County.


The name Apple Falls has a few different meanings. Firstly, one of Colin Campbell’s favourite expressions is “The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree” – one that he often uses when describing Amelia (I’m still not sure if this is a compliment). Since the cider and the orchard go hand in hand, we figured it was a perfect fit.

It also refers to what they call The Lost Falls of Rednersville which are waterfalls that are accessible through the orchard via a secret path.

Their cider uses 100% Campbell's Orchards apples, hand picked from the family farm. 

 Colin and Dianne Campbell owners of Campbell's Orchards have been in business for 35 years.

On Christmas Eve in 1996, a fire destroyed the market and all the equipment. Since then, it has been totally rebuilt and refurbished. A new wing was added for the Campbell's Tearoom and now houses the gift shop.

CiderMaster: Matt Oskamp Amelia Campbell and Colin Campbell

Philosophy: At Apple Falls Cider Company, we aim to create cider that feature the true flavours of Prince Edward County. Our cider is made with delicious apples from Campbell’s Orchards and fermented using traditional methods. Everything from start to finish is conducted at our estate cidery, including harvesting, pressing, fermenting, bottling and drinking! All of our varieties are unfiltered and bottle conditioned for natural carbonation. 




Apple Rock Cider House

48 Stone Rd
Callander ON
P0H1H0


Located on the bank of the Wasi River in Central Ontario. Chelsey and Mike Harrison are both immigrants to this part of Northern Ontario and met while attending Nipissing University. Mike, a brewer and former member of the Canadian Armed Forces, took to growing apples and hasn’t looked back. His background in brewing, coupled with his love for the outdoors and all things Northern Ontario.

Located on a new farm on 4.5 acres along the Wasi River, Apple Rock Estate is growing a high density apple orchard with approximately 1000 apple trees per acre, over 3 acres. They wish to use organic methods.

They plan to produce both sweet and dry cider

Philosophy




Apres Cider

Kitchener - Waterloo, ON


Producers of KW Cider. KW Craft Cider is prepared in small batches from a custom blend of cider apples grown on local Southern Ontario farms. Mike Kramar is the founder, he gained his passion for cider while working in England. Using wine-making principles, the cider is made in small batches to account for seasonal variations in each crop and achieve a rich, well-balanced blend. At 6.7% alcohol content, it is a dry, clear cider

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Ardiel Cider House

496350 Grey Road 2, PO Box 491
Blue Mountains,

It has been almost a century since great grandfather Leonard Ardiel first planted apple trees on the home farm.  He was succeeded by grandfather Fred who focused on expanding the orchards.  Each generation of the Ardiel family has been committed to growing new varieties and adopting new planting techniques with a goal of producing the elusive “perfect orchard”

Beaver Valley is in the heart of the Blue Mountains and known for its cool northerly climate where orchard farmers have been growing unique varieties of heritage apples for almost a century. These crisp, almost tart, higher acid apples have been the backbone of the apple pie and apple sauce industry and revered as delectable eating apples. They are now know for producing dry cider.

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Bad Apple Brewing Co

73463 Bluewater Hwy.
Bayfield, Ontario

 

The cidery is owned by Jason & Sarah Ingram

Bad Apple Brewing Company is a licensed craft beer microbrewery with an onsite retail store. Located along the beautiful  shores of Lake Huron

It all started with the decision to buy a small apple orchard along the shores of Huron County in 2011.  We were raised in Huron County and wanted to raise our children here too.  Suddenly, we had a ton of apples on our hands and no idea what to do with them.  So Jason and his dad Sandy decided to start experimenting and creating some interesting hard cider recipes. Jason also experimented with making his own beer.  One thing led to another and now here we are creating small batches of delicious craft beer and cider beer blends.  Cheers!


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Bains Road Cider Company

Dunville Ontario


Geoff and Melissa McDonald, are the owners. There dream began back in 2008 when they purchased renovated a derelict farm property. They are also playing to operate a Fruit winery. Their small farm features an orchard of apples, peaches, pears and mulberry trees, as well as raspberry and blackberry bushes




Bever Valley Orchard and Cidery

235853 Beaver Valley Road (Grey Rd 13)
Kimberley, Ontario

 


John Mott and Judy Cornwell purchased their Beaver Valley property in 1997. It consisted (and still does) of the original farmhouse from the late 1870s, a well-preserved bank barn of the same era and 50 acres of pasture assiduously groomed by the prize winning Simmental cattle bred by our neighbours. In 2009, they planted 5 acres of apple varieties historically used in North America for making hard cider. Adding new planting yearly.

The barn was creatively renovated for its next life. Along the way, they studied cidermaking in the UK and the US and spent years of experimentation to refine our cider making skills


Cider Master: John Mott and Judy Cornwell




Bricks Brewing Co.

Waterloo

 

 

Bricks Brewing Cohas a rich history in the beer and beverage industry in Canada. The Formosa brewery opened three years after Confederation in 1870 and is home to a fabled spring water source at the base of the Canadian Shield. their Seagram coolers share their history with a distillery of the same name that was founded in Waterloo, Ontario in 1848. Brick Brewing Co. Limited was itself formally founded in 1984 and is considered to be Ontario’s original craft brewery. They make Seagram Cider.


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Carrick Wines and Cidery Inc

1723 Highway 9
Mildmay, ON N0G 2J0




In the summer of 2013 name was changed to Hoity Toity Cellars

The first and currently the only winery in Bruce County. The winery is owned by Gary and Diane Fischer, they have been growing fruit for over 25 years. They opened the winery recently with the goal to develop very unique wines representing their terroir. The local area Carrick Township is very well known for cider production.

The focus is to create small batch, high quality wines and ciders that reflect the local heritage. As a small, boutique winery they strongly believe in sustainable farming. By using temperature controlled coolers and customized stainless steel tanks, Carrick Wines serves as a very energy efficient micro-winery. They have 23 acres 3 of apple trees, 18 grapes, 2 acres of Lavender

Signature wines: A stunning Fronenac Rose', a crisp Gris
Signature ciders - Gravel Run Cider - bronze winner at the 2012 GLINTCAP festival Michigan.

Winemaker: Gary Fischer
Philosophy: develop ciders and wines that reflect our small town rural environment




The County Cider Company

RR #4 Picton, ON K0K 2T0
Tel: 1-63-476-1022

Email: countycider@reach.net


Located in Prince Edward County in eastern Ontario and owned and operated by Grant Howes, the historical farmhouse can be traced back to 1835. Current day operations began in 1976. County Cider has the largest orchard of selected European cider apples in North America. With a reputation for quality ciders, County Cider has proceeded to plant 5 acres of grapes.

Philosophy
The Ciders are made according to Bavarian purity laws, using only high quality juice, no concentrates, no artificial flavours and no heating. "Quality of our ciders is the result of the care taken in growing our apples."



Dunridge Farms

079 Simcoe County Rd 124
Duntroon, ON L0M 1H0


 Located just south of Collingwood Ontario in the hamlet of Duntroon which was founded by Scottish settlers in 1834. Our family are descendants of these pioneers which came from Islay, Scotland to this familiar looking landscape which is nestled in Blue Mountain region of the Niagara Escarpment overlooking Georgian Bay and rolling farmland. Owned by the Schneider Family.

an 1830s heritage barn on the farm which will house a farm-gate store




Double Trouble Brewing

Toronto
Ontario


Owned by two friends who decided to start a brewery. Later they added cider called Grow A Pair

Cider Maker Paul Dickey

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Empire Cider

Codrington, Ontario


On Thanksgiving 2013 Felix Wittholz, Chris McRae and their wifes Laura Wittholz and Jennifer Jarral having cider with dinner. They decided then and there they could make a better cider. Chris and Jennifer have a five-acre farm near Codrington. So they converted their garage, winterized it, and began producing hard cider.

We took a real organic approach from the beginning. We’re not filtering, we’re not pasteurizing, we’re not adding any sulphates. We’re bottle fermenting and using natural carbonation, not shooting any CO2 into it afterwards. So it comes out very dry, tart, crisp and cloudy.



Ernest Cider

Markham

 


A husband and wife team Steve and Michelle Faris,  working to handcraft a cider in the traditional method with 100 % Ontario apples and local honey. The Faris family has farmed the Newmarket region for four generations.

What differentiates Ernest Cider from the market is the fact that it is sweetened with honey and organic cane sugar. 

 The first cidery in Canada to be Bullfrog Powered. We choose clean, pollution free energy for our business.

No tasting room



Flying Canoe Hard Cider

11-146 Colonnade Road
Ottawa

 


The Flying Canoe is based in Ottawa ( curently no tasting room) with juice coming from Smyth's Apple Orchard in Dundela. It is in the site of the original McIntosh apple orchard. The owner is Pete Rainville. They are Ottawa's first Cider company

Based on a story told by my French Canadian grandfather when I was a boy, the Flying Canoe is an interpretation of the French saying and story called“Chasse-Galerie”. Flying Canoe Hard Cider is made in the region of Ottawa/Gatineau near where the legend is based, 

The cidery produces a traditional dry, sparkling cider with a slight natural slightly sweet taste.

Cider Master: Pete Rainville.
Philosopy: Make something the best that you can.



Garage D'Or Ciders

 

Launched in 2016 by Brian Yeo and Gavin Robertson. Brian fell in love with ciders on a trip to Northern France about 15 years ago and had always been disappointed with what was available to me as a consumer in Ontario. 

They collected apples from abandoned orchards to produce their cider Reclamation

Philosophy respect the traditions of cider and cider-making, maximizing the best expression of the fruit that we can, and still push boundaries on the styles we produce.



Geissberger Farmhouse Cider

5345 Langmaid Road
Clarington, Ontario

 


Geissberger Farmhouse Cider is operated by: Garry & Gord Geissberger along with their families. Its a small operation using a mobile mill for pressing.

 

 

: Garry & Gord Geissberger





Grey & Gold Cider Company

Blue Mountain
Ontario

 

 


The Blue Mountains is a town in Grey County, southwestern Ontario, located where the Beaver River flows into Nottawasaga Bay. Nottawasaga Bay is an extention of Lake Huron. This is where  David Baker & Kim McLaren have started their cidery.

The name reflects the county they are in ( Grey County) and the Golden Apple. : Growing apples is about harvesting the golden sun and producing liquid gold. We love the Golden Russet

Their flagship cider is Northern Gold, a blend of Northern Spy and Golden Russet, which just won a Best  in Class Award at GLINTCAP 2017

Cider Master: David Baker

Philosophy: Respect the Fruit, Reflect the Fruit

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Heritage Estate Winery and Cidery

421 Penetanguishene Road
Barrie, Ontario

 


Heritage Estate Winery & Cidery is situated in the heart of Simcoe County. The project started in 2014 to date 17,300 grape vines have been planted, and 1250 fruit trees (1000 apple and 250 pear) have taken root.

Reds: Marquette, Baco noir, merachel foch, Lucy kulhman
Whites: Vidal, guisenheim, oscealo Muscat and NY Muscat, petit milo, Frontenac gris

Peter McArthur, owns and operates the orchard and vineyard with his wife, Jocelyn. They have two ciders  Dragon’s Gold and Eden’s Apples. he imagery on the products is inspired by (the HBO hit series) Game of Thrones because Peter just loves that show.

Your signature wines? Apple wines: still and sparkling, cran apple Sangria. Making a blueberry apple Sangria currently. Baco Noir, Vidal and Front gris

Winemaker: Patrick Garrett
Winemaking Philosophy: Make good quality, crisp wines and ciders. We believe in the pasteurization process for our ciders to produce a good quality product! 

 




Howell Road Cider Co

225 Howell Rd
Sainte George, Ontario


The cider brand of Brantview Cider and Apple, an 8th generation family run apple orchard

Cider Maker

Philosophy



Ironwood Cider

1425 Lakeshore Rd.
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON

 

 

Ironwood

 

Part of the very sucessful Sunnybrook Farm Estate Winery, who produce premium fruit-based wines.






KW Craft Cider

Waterloo

 

Made in Kitchener-Waterloo, KW Craft Cider is prepared in small batches from a custom blend of cider apples grown on local Southern Ontario farms.KW Craft Cider is made from a custom blend of 5 types of tart, juicy and crisp apples to achieve the desired sweetness, acidity, and tannins: Golden Russett, Idared, Northern Spy, Empire,and MacIntosh. Using wine-making principles, the cider is made in small batches to account for seasonal variations in each crop and achieve a rich, well-balanced blend. At 6.7% alcohol content it is adry, clear cider.

Founder Michael Kramaris a Professional Engineer and entrepreneur who spent the first 7 years of his career working in a wide range of industrial and manufacturing plants across North America and Europe

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Molson Canadian

National

 


The beer giant has entered the cider business in Ontario. Using 100% Canadian apples. The traditional English style cider has a bold apple flavour, with a balanced medium sweetness and medium acidity from the natural tannins, sugars, and malic acids provided by the fruit. The result is a crisp, sharp, refreshing taste that finishes incredibly smooth

Look for the cider in Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia

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Pommies Cider Co

81 Healey Road
Caledon, ON
L7E 5A8






Founded in 2011

Pommies Cider is crafted from the juice of 100% Ontario apples (and pears) and is home to Pommies Dry, Pommies Perry and the... newly launched Pommies Farmhouse. All ciders made by Pommies are gluten free and contain no artificial flavours or colours.

Owned by Nick Sutcliffe



The Duxbury Cider Co

Meaford Ontario


The Duxbury Cider Co. is Meaford's first craft cidery and is made exclusively with Georgian Bay apples, including heritage varieties.

They do not sell to the general public.

 

James McIntosh owner

 

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Thornbury Village Cidery

90 King Street East
Thornbury, Ontario, Canada, N0H 2P0


Located by the waters of Georgina Bay, in Beaver Valley known as apple country. This is where Thornburray produces its Peeler Ciders. Thornbury Village has 7,500 acres of apples


Cider Master: Doug Johnson



Reinhart's Cidery

7449 Hwy 26
Stayner, Ontario

 

Reinhardt's cider is owned by Reinhart Foods. Reinhart Foods began as a cidery producing apple products in 1910,

Cider is made from pure 100% Ontario apples.  No add any flavourings, sugars, or even water to dilute.  We believe authentic apple taste can only come from pure apple juice. 

J.B Reinhard first began making cider and apple butter in Staner in 1910.

Philosophy:  We believe in careful craftsmanship, small batches, and farm-fresh Ontario apples. Our goal is to bring you a pure and natural cider that is always enjoyable at 3.8% alcohol.





Spirit Tree Estate Cidery

1137 Boston Mills Rd
Caledon, Ontario   L7C 0N1

Nestled amongst the rolling hills of Caledon ( greater Toronto Area) is an intimate, family-run cidery estate. The estate has 45 Acres. The clay soil is a natural habitat for wild apple trees and the perfect location for a cidery.

Nicole Judge and Thomas Wilson purchased the property that would become Spirit Tree Estate Cidery in the spring of 2005.  Within weeks of the purchase, they were planting the first block of apple trees.  In September 2009 they opened Spirit Tree Estate Cidery to the public, the first straw bale winery in Ontario.  The facility includes a retail area, tasting room / tied house, wood-fired oven artisan bakery, press room, and fermentation cellar.  The property is located on the south face of the Niagara Escarpment, overlooking the Toronto skyline.

The name comes from the ancient custom of "Wassailing".  The custom involves a ceremony in the orchard to scare the bad spirits from an orchard and encourage the good spirits to occupy the orchard to ensure a plentiful harvest.

Signature ciders are Pub Cider, French Estate Reserve Cider, Crabapple Blush (New 2010). They also make ice cider Look for their “Wassail” which is a light cider (only 2%) made using a beer yeast (the name is a play on an ale style of cider) as well as a Perry (pear cider)


Cider Master: Thomas Wilson 
Philosophy: To produce authentic, premium quality English and French style ciders using North American and European cider apples



TGS Cider

Waterloo, Ontario


It all started in the basement as three guys experiment with beer and wine before discovering Cider.


The Great Canadian Cider Company

Collingwood


Ciders are made from organic apples grown and picked by local apple growers located in the fertile Rougemont Valley in Quebec and on the lee of the Niagara escarpment, locally known as the Beaver Valley.



 Twin Pines Orchards, Cider House and Estate Winery

 8169 Kennedy Line
Thedford , Ontario


Twin Pines is a 50 acre property located in Lambton Shores, Bosanquet Township in the County of Lambton. It is set on the sandy loam beach ridge (known as Fox Soil) between the shores of the old Lake Burwell and a limestone dolomite ridge. The land is rich with naturally occurring aquafirs and is perfect for growing fruit.  Joe Vansteenkiste and his wife Alma came across the property in 1966.

Even though the Vansteenkiste family has enjoyed over 47 wonderful years building the orchards and enhancing this beautiful property, it has only been 10 years since they have had the proud designation of "Estate Winery" A unique concept was born as both Mark and Mike Vansteenkiste, with the guidance of their father Joe, made plans to press and ferment specifically chosen varieties of hand-picked apples. 

At Twin Pines, you will find various hard ciders, Hammerbent Original, Hammerbent Red, Scrumpy, and Perry as well as Crack Willow (dry white wine), Ice Cider and Cyser.

Twin Pines is committed to taking care of the land that provides us with the food we eat. We realize that this pursuit is not just about growing good things to eat - it's about how to grow food in a better way; that is better for our health and for our earth. Twin Pines has reserved a portion of the farm that is completely grown without pesticides. Included in this pesticide-free area are vine crops such as pumpkins, squash, tomatoes, strawberries, nectarines, peaches and assorted varieties of apples. The remainder of the orchard is designated as an IPM orchard (Integrated Pest Management). Mark and Mike have been trained and certified to scout for both good and bad insects in the orchards and gardens, and as a result they can determine when they must use sprays to protect the apples, but more importantly, they are able to determine when spraying is not necessary. We are proud to work hard at maintaining this approach and philosophy of farming.

Winemaker: Mark and Mike Vansteenkiste


West Ave Cider Company

Toronto, Ontario


West Avenue was founded by British-born cider maker Chris Haworth. Their cider was awarded 2014 Best Cider in Ontario and has won numerous awards since

Chris wife Amy Robson also works in the cidery.



401 Cider Company

262 Orchard Drive
Colborne, Ontario
K0K 1S0


Located just two minutes off highway 401 at exit #497 in Colborne, Ontario. The name on he facility is Big Apple. It started as an orchard developed into a family attraction. they have a bakery where apple pies and apple bread are made and baked right in front of you! Our attractions included an animal farm and stores. In 2015 they started making cider.

FREE outdoor activities: table tennis, shuffleboard, bocce ball, 18-hole mini putt, and a train rides



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