The BX Press
Connecting us to the Land, its History, & Each Other
Come visit our orchard and taste ciders crafted from apples grown right here, listen to stories of the iconic Barnards Express, and enjoy spending time with old & new friends.
We have a gorgeous orchard patio where you can savour a cider or after Sept 12th, pick up a bag of apples. Please note that live music and wood-fired pizza is complete for the 2020 season. Thank you to everyone who visited and supported us throughout the summer season.
Thursday – Sunday 11-5
Cider Samples Available
Until 4:30 PM
4667 East Vernon Road
Vernon, BC CANADA
What is BX?
Founded in 1861 by by Frances Jones Barnard, “The Barnard’s Express” (BX) was an iconic stagecoach company that serviced the Interior of BC during the famed Caribou Goldrush and beyond. Today our orchard roots run deep into the land that Barnard raised his very special horses on and our Character Series Ciders celebrate BX legends.
Growing Apples Since
take a tour
We offer 45 minute seated tastings May 1 through September 7. These information and entertaining sessions include four cider tastings, historic BX stories, horticultural information about apple growing and cidermaking. The tours take place in the working orchard and guests should be prepared for uneven ground and to dress appropriately for the weather.
TOURS ARE CURRENTLY COMPLETE FOR THE 2020 SEASON
Try Something New
Enjoy a tasting.
During the summer our tastings are by sample flight, which are changed weekly. Enjoy 4 different ciders with a written tasting guide, while sitting our orchard patio or picnic area. Last Call is at 4:30pm
During slower winter months we host tastings inside. It is the perfect time to come try our ciders, hear stories of the BX, and learn about our craft cidermaking process.