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26 Acre Craft Cider Company

Pelham, Ontario


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Apple Falls Cider Company

1633 County Road #3
Carrying Place, Ontario


Matt Oskamp and Amelia Campbell visited London, UK while exploring the culture, they stumbled upon traditional hard apple ciderfrom then on, they were hooked! On their return, they started experimenting with different blends of apple varieties grown on the family farm, Campbell’s Orchards, which has been 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, since the cider and the orchard go hand in hand, therefore it was felt to be a perfect fit.

It also refers to what they call The Lost Falls of Rednersville waterfalls that are only accessible through the orchard via a secret path.Their cider consists of 100% Campbell's Orchards apples, hand picked from the farm. 

On Christmas Eve in 1996, a fire destroyed the market along with 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 P0H 1H0



Chelsey and Mike Harrison are both immigrants to this part of Northern Ontario who 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 is 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 grows a high density apple orchard with approximately over 3 acres with approximately 1000 apples per acre using organic methods.

The plan to produce both sweet and dry cider

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Apres Cider

Kitchener-Waterloo, ON


Producers of KW Cider which is prepared in small batches from a custom blend of cider apples grown on 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, easy on the pallet.

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Ardiel Cider House

496350 Grey Road 2, Box 491
Blue Mountain, ON


It has been almost a century since great grandfather Leonard Ardiel first planted apple trees on the home farm.  He was succeeded by his son 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 acidity apples have been the backbone of the apple pie and apple sauce industry and revered as delectable eating apples. They are known for producing dry cider.

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Bad Apple Brewing Co

73463 Bluewater Hwy.
Bayfield, ON

 

The cidery is owned by Jason and Sarah Ingram

Bad Apple Brewing Company is a licensed craft beer microbrewery with an on site 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, ON


Geoff and Melissa McDonald, are the owners. Their dream began back in 2008 when they purchased and renovated a derelict farm property. They are also planning 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




Beaver Valley Orchard and Cidery

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


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 cider making in the UK and the US and spent years of experimentation to refine their cider making skills


Cider Master: John Mott and Judy Cornwell




Brick Brewing Co. Limited

Waterloo. ON

 

Brick Brewing Co. Limited has a rich history in the Canadian beer and beverage industry. 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 and Chudleigh's Orchard Cider.

Brick is a public company with 145 employees (2012) and $30 million CAD market capitalization. Brick reported net revenues of $37 million CAD in fiscal 2015-2016 The company's administration currently consists of president and CEO George Croft, CFO David Birch, and COO Russell Tabata. Founder Jim Brickman resigned in 2008.

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Carrick Wines and Cidery Inc

1723 Highway 9
Mildmay, ON N0G 2J0



 


In the summer of 2013 the 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 who 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



CaufeldCider House

1313 County Road 8
Picton ON, K0K 2T0


Just across the street from Waupoos Estates Winery is the Clafeld Cider House and Market place! Opened in the spring of 2014. They produce cider and fruit wines. The owners are  Ed Neuser and Rita Kaimins. Ed Neuser, a German-born machinist who came to Canada in 1957

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The County Cider Company

RR #4 Picton, ON K0K 2T0


Located in Prince Edward County in eastern Ontario, 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.

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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."




Crimson Cider Co

13762 Loyalist Parkway
Picton, Ontario



The cider house opened in the spring of 2019. After looking at numerous properties and regions, the pair always came back to, what they referred to as ‘the stone house property’. Located centrally in Prince Edward County, and just minutes from Picton, Bloomfield, Sandbanks Provincial Park and Wellington, was a 23 acre property with a gorgeous old stone house. Craig and Katie fell in love with this stone house but never in their wildest dreams did they think they could actually afford let alone purchase this beautiful old stone house.

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Philosophy Their mission is to provide a premium craft cider for everyday people. The process is simple, we use real ingredients to craft a beautiful, farm to table cider.



Domaine Cléroux

199 Route 300 E
Casselman, Ontario



They are an orchard and a maple syrup farm, producing hard cider and maple wine along with apple and maple products. Located in eastern Ontario near Ottawa

They have 200 acres Domain, with an apple orchard, sugar bush, sugar shack, bed & breakfast and kiosk. The kiosk has been decorated using recycled materials from churches. The ceilings are dressed with old tin dating from 1890, the wainscoting made using the wood from church benches, the floors covered with 300 year old slate originally from a church roof located in Cornwall, kiosk and office doors also from a church, the staircase recycled from a Ottawa presbytery, and the stained glass windows from different churches on display as art. In the kiosk, you will find all our maple and apple products along with other refreshments, for you to enjoy on picnic tables set up for your convenience.

On est un verger et un érablière, on produit du cidre alcoolisé et du vin d’érable ainsi que des produits de pomme et d’érable.

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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




East Street Cider Co

130 East St
Goderich, Ontario



East Street Cider Co. is a small urban craft cidery located in Goderich, Ontario on the eastern shore of Lake Huron.  The building at 130 East Street, established in 1856 as the Runciman Foundry, was constructed using cut stone from the Maitland River. The building has stood the test of time and has housed an abundant group of manufacturers and entrepreneurial ventures over the last 160 years. 

The cidery – founded by David Aylward and Ellen McManus

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Fraser Beverage Company

225 Howell Rd
Sainte George, Ontario


Owned by Brad, Heather and Peter Fraser. they purchased Wheelbarrow Orchard in 2005, it was a fairly large leap from their collective livestock experience. This new venture quickly became successful and in 2007, they further diversified their business by starting Harvest Goodies, an on-farm processing facility specializing in local food products.  Over the last 11 years, Harvest Goodies has grown exponentially, making over 80 products and supplying 60 wholesale customers.   

In 2016, Peter Fraser started to experiment with cider-making and hone his skills at a local craft cider artisan.  Two years, a cider-making course, several recipe revisions and taste tests later, production was scaled up and Fraser’s Beverage Company was officially off the ground.  Made on the farm and using just two ingredients- local apples and yeast- the Fraser’s have crafted a cider that is easy drinking, dry and refreshing.

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Flying Canoe Hard Cider

11-146 Colonnade Road
Ottawa

 


The Flying Canoe is based in Ottawa ( currently 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.
Philosophy: 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 extension 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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Great Canadian Cider co

8169 Kennedy Line,
Thedford, Ontario N0M 2N0

 

The owner is Steve Roper. They produce organic cider. Apples are grown in the Rougemount Valley of Quebec and Beaver Valley Ontario

They produce Iced Cider.




Heartwood Farm & Cidery

5438 Second Line Erin,
RR3, Acton, ON


A 42-acre farm, where they raise cows, pigs, chickens and bees, and grow apples, maple trees, and other fruit and nut trees. They have chosen the practice of Regenerative Farming for they land in an effort to maintain the healthiest soil, water systems, agriculture and livestock possible.

They produce cider which are dry and off-dry, sweetened just the right amount with maple syrup from their own trees

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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! 

 




Hound of Erie Winery

Clear Creek, Ontario


The Hounds of Erie founded in 2015, the winery/cidery is owned and operated by winemaker Mat Vaughan and family. The winery/cidery specializes in hand crafted very small batch premium wines and ciders.The Hounds’ first release was its national award winning hard cider called Top Dog hard cider in December 2015.

The journay began in 2012, when Kitchener residents Mat and Melissa Vaughan purchased a 23-acre former tobacco farm in beautiful Clear Creek, ON Between 2012 and 2017, the orchard has slowly been expanded to now include 21 different types of heritage hard cider apples. 

the vineyard includes Frontenac Blanc (own root) – Planted 2014,Marquette (own root) – Planted 2014 Petite Pearl (own root) – Planted 2015

In 2016 they partnered with a local apiary called Hunt’s Honey, housing approximately 20 hives within the vineyard/orchard. Besides providing a supply of local honey, the bees play a critical role in the orchard for pollination purposes. 

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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

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Ironwood Cider

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

 

 

Ironwood

 

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





King Mill Cider Inc

596 King Mill Rd
Stirling ON


A small family cidery owned by Kees Morsink and Margaret Van Helvoort. Located next to the King Mill Conservatory on Squire Creek




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.






Revel Cider Company

Guelph


 

A very small operation owned by a gentleman who believes he can make a better cider.

Tariq Ahmed always wanted to be a farmer. The 23-year-old Guelph resident was in his third year of the plant science program at the U of G when he decided to take an internship at Manorun Organic Farm in Copetown, a choice that would dramatically alter the course of his life.

During Ahmed’s first week of the internship, the farm’s owner, Chris Krucker, invited his student to share in a Mother’s Day family feast. Krucker broke out a few different batches of home brew cider, wine and mead, a honey-fermented drink, all made by a previous intern.

Ahmed was hooked.

 

At Revel, we believe in doing things a little differently. Our trade is in making our community a better place to live in.

We do this by crafting products with the finest local ingredients: supporting our economy and connecting the people in our neck of the woods.

We just happen to make great cider.


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Sarah Cole Cider

Vankleek, Ontario
Lachute, Québec

 


Cider makers Nathalie Laurin and Pierre Bissonnette are the owner of Sarah Cole Cider that originated in Quebec. A few decades ago, Laurin and Bissonnette bought land in Saint-André-d’Argenteuil. They built a home on this land and, a few years ago, when looking for a change of pace in their professional lives, decided to let themselves be inspired by the old apple orchard that covered part of their land.

Why Sarah Cole? Simple: Bissonnette and Laurin are really into horses, and Sarah is the name of their Canadian Percheron and Cole is her offspring.

As a cider maker, one of the first challenges Bissonnette and Laurin gave themselves was to create a dry cider in an effort to circumvent the common issue of cider being too sweet.

“I got lucky. Twice a year, a world-renowned cider maker from the UK gives a course on making European cider in the USA. I got accepted and went to Cornell University to take the course.

By the time he came back, Bissonnette had developed a brand and an ideal taste for his cider.

 


Settlers Cider

890 Danforth Rd
Hillier, K0K 2J0


Owners Sara and Gary moved from the UK to Prince Edward county in 2011. Believing in the quality cider of the UK They wanted to match the quality here in Canada. It took to 2017 to produce their first cider.


Slabtown Cider

Uxbridge, Ontario


Located in Dunham county between Lake Huron and Lake Simcoe. Founded in 2017, Slabtown is a family owned and operated cidery and orchard. Located on the Oak Ridges Moraine just south of Uxbridge and surrounded by forest, trails and rolling fields. Their mission is to o revitalize over 90 acres of historic fields into one of Canada’s largest collections of unique heritage heirloom apple cider varieties.

Slabtown is the name of a 1870 settlement in the region.





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



Spy Cider

808108 24th Sideroad

The Blue Mountains
Ontario

 


Winemaker David Butterfield his long time friend Piers Roberts (cidermaker) are the men behind Spy cider. They use local apples from the Blue Mountain region of Ontario. Their mission is make the best apple-based ciders and spirits anywhere. Theirr modus operandi? Never kompromat. It’s more difficult to work that way, but not impossible.



Steel Town Cider Company

Dundas, Hamilton,
Ontario, Canada


Hamilton Ontario is known as Steeltown.

Session is their flagship dry cider. A blend of local fresh pressed apples, fermented with Saison & wild yeasts, Brett conditioned, partial oak aged 12 months. Unfiltered,



TGS Cider

Waterloo, Ontario


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


Tall Post Cider

11700 Hendershot Road
Binbrook, ON L0R 1P0


Even before leaving high school Aaron Post knew what he wanted to do, distillation. After he finished Grade 12, he was able to do so while working for Dillon’s Distillery. During his time there, he became more passionate about the business side of things. He was given an opportunity to start experimenting in craft cider, and he began to develop that into a business plan. However, he realized that he needed more experience in farming if he really wanted to build up a business.

After leaving Dillon’s, a lead farmhand position came open at Tigchelaar Berry Farms. Aaron took it and worked there for two summers. During the off-season, he finished developing his business plan and built a sea can facility. He pitched his business plan to the Tigchelaars and was given the opportunity to work off of their Binbrook farm, leading him to where he is today.

Aaron combined the fact that is is quite tall and his name to create the name for his cidery.

Cidermaker: Aaron Post
Philosophy: Have fun trying things


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.




Walkerville Brewing Co

525 Argyle Rd
Windsor, ON.
N8Y 4Z8

 

 

Walkerville City-Cidery’s Argyle Apple is made from 100% Canadian cold pressed apples. Fermentation is carried out with champagne yeast resulting in a delicious and refreshing semi-sweet cider.

The history begins with Hiram Walker; a man better known as the founder of Hiram Walker and Sons LTD, the manufacturers of great spirits including the world famous Canadian Club. He opened the original Walkerville Brewery in 1890, he told the citizen-workers of his company-city that he would provide an ‘Honest Beer”. What he meant was anything produced from his brewery will only be crafted of the finest ingredients – no exceptions.

In recent years cider was produced.

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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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