Cider Nova Scotia



Annapolis Cider Company 

388 Main Street



The cidery was founded by Sean Myles and Gina Haverstock. In May of 2021 they sold the cider company to Nova Scotia Spirit Company owned by Alex Rice.

Apples are grown in nearby orchards, pressed into juice just down the road, and fermented into cider at our cidery in downtown Wolfville. Myles is originally from Fredericton, New Brunswick and is a Dalhousie University apple researcher. Gina is the head winemaker for Devonian Coast Wineries.

Melanie Eelman, Cidermaker

Boars Back Cidery


2 Crocker Road
Harmony, NS


Bryan Lee owner of Boars Back Cider harvests his apples in Windermere, from a low-density orchard with a distinctive soil


Cidermaker: Bryan Lee

Bulwark Cider

A Muwin Estate Wines brand

7153 Highway 12
New Ross, NS



Owned by by Dominic Rivard and Germain Bergeron. Dominic is an an internationally-renowned and award-winning wine master, recognized as a specialist in fruit wine, dessert wine, and ice wine production.

 The winery/ cidery sits on 20 acres of fruit orchards and berries near Annapolis Valley in Nova Scotia. All wines are 100% produced from luscious crops of apples, cranberries, and wild blueberries hand-picked at our farm and neighbouring estates. The Winery also produces excellent quality and well valued grape dessert wines.

Bulwark sends dozens of kegs each week to its network of about 40 bars and restaurants that sell its ciders on tap. More than a third of the company’s business is from exports of fruit wines and ciders to Asia, and Bulwark is about to enter the United Kingdom, which consumes 70 per cent of the world’s cider.

Brand: 7Shores.

Cidermaker Dominic Rivard

Casa Nova Fine Beverages

2635 Clementsvale Road,
Bear River East, Nova Scotia


This modern winery and cidery is set into a hillside, creating a workspace for the Winemaker as well as an underground wine cellar. The owners are Brendan Enright, Karen Enright, Piers Greenwood. The name comes from been located in Nova Scotia, "Casa Nova" as it means "House of Nova"

Brendan Enright and Piers Greenwood have a combined 50+ years of winemaking experience. Piers hails from the UK and has won multiple international awards including England’s highly-esteemed ‘Winemaker Of The Year’ award three times. Piers’ wife, Shirley, is from Nova Scotia.

Owners Brendan Enright has extensive experience in wine and cider making.  He has been cider making consultant to more than six other cideries in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.  Karen Enright has a business and marketing background.  Piers Greenwood is one of the most decorated winemakers from the UK and relocated to Nova Scotia on a full time basis in 2017.

They produce Apple, Cherry, Blueberry cider under the brand names Buddy's, 1606, Crabby Granny, Casa Nova

Cider Making Philosophy? Let the fruit speak for itself and encourage it release its distinctive qualities.  We use 100% Nova Scotia purchased fruit and do not use enhancers.

Chain Yard Cider

2606 Agricola Street


Chain Yard Cider was founded by three partners, all from the hospitality industry. The owners are Mike Lim, Susan Downey and Brain Kelly. They wanted be a urban cidery in Halifax. As they searched for the right property they became aware of all the chain linked fences around the vacant lots.

They claim to be Halifax's first urban cidery. Jay Hildybrant is the cidermaker.

In 2018 they won silver and bronze at the All Canadian.

Island Folk Cider

52 Nepean Street
Sdyney, Nova Scotia


Cape Breton's first and only craft cidery. Jill McPherson, the local entrepreneur behind the Island Folk Cider House. Jill is from Port Morien, who graduated from Cape Breton University before obtaining a master’s degree from Saint Mary’s University.

The cidery is located in a former church hall.


Lake City Cider

35 Portland Street,
Dartmouth, NS  B2Y 1H1

The owner and cider master Poet Comeau was introduced to cider when she moved to the UK 20 years ago. Beer does not agree with her, so once she discovered cider was a drink she could tolerate she was thrilled. But then she moved back to Canada, and the majority of commercial cider is very sweet. So she sought out to make cider that was more of a UK style dry cider.

Dartmouth is located on the eastern shore of Halifax Harbour. Dartmouth has been nicknamed the City of Lakes, after the large number of lakes located within its boundaries.

They have over 25 flavours of cider currently, but our most popular are Darkside Dry and Darkside Rosť in 750ml bottles and Crisp Apple in cans. apples come from Stirling Farms in the Annapolis Valley.

Philosophy We tend to make our ciders on the more dry side of things. Nothing we do is overly sweet.

New Scotland Brewing Co

91 Alderney Drive
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
B2Y 4W9


The founders are Scott Saccary, Mike Gillespie & Kevin Saccary. Mike is an accomplished brewer and musician by night.Mike will be responsible for brewery/taproom operations, technical oversight, personnel and corporate management, and holding the beers to the highest standards that will be born as New Scotland Brewing Company.

After 16 years in the in the IT field, Kevin decided to step aside from his career as an experienced IT Director to assume the presidents role in the New Scotland Group of Companies. Kevin is also a father of two beautiful daughters and an accomplished competitive curler winning: 2 Junior Nova Scotia titles with his brother Scott and a finalist in 5 other Nova Scotia provincials. 

Scott is a proud Nova Scotian and is grateful to have the opportunity to build businesses here at home. Similar to his brother Kevin, Scott is also a competitive curler. He is a 4-time Nova Scotia champion, winning 2 NS Junior Curling titles (alongside Kevin), and most recently, winning the 2016, 2017 & 2018 NS Men’s titles which allowed Scott to compete at the Canadian Curling Brier Championships.

As VP of Business Development, Scott will be responsible for creating and building relationships that are necessary for growth in the community. Scott is excited about expanding New Scotland into the craft beer community and feels it is a perfect avenue for building a strong home grown brand that utilizes locally sourced ingredients to share with our fellow New Scot’s.

They produce Barracks Cider. Dry English Cider Made From Nova Scotia Valley Apples!


No Boat On Sunday

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Remember the name :}.

No Boats On Sunday pays homage to a time when Halifax was once Canada's busiest gateway port. With the hectic day-to-day routine this brought about, the hardworking locals decided they deserved some time to unwind, pull up their oars, and get back to the things they loved – like enjoying time with family and friends. With that, the ‘No Boats On Sunday’ policy was born. No boats meant no work.

More Importantly they make good cider.


Noggins Corner Cider

10009 Hwy #1
Greenwich, Nova Scotia, B4P 2R2


Located in Noggins Corner Farm, in Greenwich. A century before Canada became a country, the Bishop family founded what would become one of the oldest farms along the banks of the Cornwallis River in present-day Greenwich. Current owner Avard Bishop and his wife Sandy took over the farm in 1955. 20 years later, he brought his two eldest sons, Andrew and Stirling into the family business. The family has worked hard to perfect the art of apple growing, which continues to be their main crop.

The Bishops incorporated Noggins Corner Farm in 1992. The name “Noggins Corner” harks back to the late 1800s when weary travellers bought “noggins” of rum from an old Greenwich farmhouse.


Tideview Cidery

Noggins Corner Farm
10009 Highway 1
Wolfville, NS B3P 1P4

Tideview Vintage Cider is handcrafted in the Annapolis Valley. We use vintage apple varieties that are grown by Noggins Corner Farm in Greenwich. The owners are John Brett and Andrew Bishop - Orchardist. They have200 acres of orchards.  They use the older cider varieties such as Golden Russet, Ribston Pippin, Cox Orange Pippin, Biship Pippin, Baldwin, King, and Northern Spy.

Tideview Cider has been producing quality Ciders for sale since 2005. Noggins Corner Farm has been producing apples and other Orchard fruits for many generations. The farm itself dates back to a land grant of 1760, to the Bishop family.

Signature Ciders are Heritage SemiDry and Heritage Dry

Cider Master: John Brett
Philosophy: Tideview Ciders are premium, handcrafted ciders made from heirloom apples grown in the Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia. They taste great, look great in the glass, yet are very affordable, open to everyone. Perfect for celebrating the simple pleasures that make life worth living.

Ship Builders Cider

1559 Brunswick, 4th Floor
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2G1



Ship Builders cider is owned by Sean Sears. There head office is in Halifax with product facilities in Windsor. Ship Builders Cider is made by the same company that makes Stutz Cider, the #1 selling Canadian cider in the NSLC.

It is made from the same apples in a slightly different blend. It is a dry cider fermented to 6% alc./vol. Since it is fermented longer, Shipbuilders Cider has less sugar, is not quite as sweet. It is  a dryer with more alcohol cider

Ship Builders Cider is made in Berwick, Annapolis Valley. Berwick is the Apple Capital of Nova Scotia!  Cheers!


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