Workshop: Cider 101

Cider 101 Curious about 'real cider' and how it's made? Would you like to develop your appreciation for this craft beverage and become more knowledgeable about the full branch-to-bottle process? Take our Cider 101 course led by our "Pommelier" Shannon Jules and be led...

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Cider Club is Open

Our Cider Club is now open for applications for 2016. When we started the club last season we weren't really sure if anyone would even sign up - but then we were blown away by the enthusiasm and support. As we develop our vision for the cidery going forward, foremost...

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Good-bye Winter

Before it's too far gone, I wanted to share a handful of orchard winter pictures. People ask us what we do all winter, if we've had some nice "time off".  While the pace is definitely less intense than the hectic spring/summer/fall bonanza , truth is there is still...

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CiderCon 2016

Recently we escaped for a few days to Portland for the 2016 Cider Conference. Visiting a few other cideries and attending the workshops was the breath of fresh air our little operation needed. With so much enthusiasm and growth in this young industry it is an...

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Wassail!

Old apple tree we wassail thee And hoping thou will bear For the Lord doth know where we shall be 'Til apples come another year For to bear well and to bloom well So merry let us be Let every man take off his hat And shout to the old apple tree Old apple tree we...

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Fall Recap

The race called "2015 harvest" has now joined rank & file with the parade of "seasons past". Before it's marched clear around the corner into distant memory lane I wanted to share a few snapshots. We rely on Canadian seasonal workers to pull off the crop. Picking...

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Harvest 2015 Go!

Harvest has started. Galas are being carefully picked based on how much color they have. Elsewhere, the trees are heavy with fruit, waiting for cooler nights to help boost color. The orchard grass is cut, and bins are out. I know I say it every fall, but the trees...

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What Sets us Apart…

(tiny crabapples that pack so much punch!) This vintage - 2015 - will be the first season that all of our apples for our cider come from our own orchard. (Well - ok full disclosure  - we couldn't say no to a bin of precious cider-fruit that was offered to us by a...

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Twenty-fif-what?

So the calendar just rolled over to month numero eight. That's nearly two-thirds of the way through 2015. That's most of this year already gone.......excuse me while I curl up into a little ball and quietly rock back in forth in silent panic because so much has not...

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Tasting Room Associate

We are currently hiring a tasting room associate to help us out on busy afternoons and at other events.  This is a casual position with shifts lasting 2-4 hours, mostly on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday afternoons. There will possibly be some additional shifts midweek,...

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CiderCon 2015

I have been to a number of conferences over the years.  Most are to do with tree fruits and orcharding.  Most are attended by tired farmers who have worked too hard for too many years and are attending  to learn how to grow better fruit so they can glean a few cents...

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Harvest 2014

Harvest is a busy time on an orchard. I had great plans to share many pictures of all the picking, hauling, pressing, juicing, apples, apples, and more apples with you here. But harvest is a busy time. And winter is proving to be busier than I had thought. Tripling...

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