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 regret we are temporarily closed as a precautionary measure against COVID19. We do have our online shop now open with local home delivery options. Please select “shop” above – we are currently including 2 free cider flight tokens with each case purchased – that’s a $24 dollar value for when you visit this summer.
Stay kind, keep calm, and wash your hands!
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
September – April
Enjoy a tasting.
Slower winter months are the perfect time to come try our ciders, hear stories of the BX, and learn about our craft cidermaking process. Tastings cost $4.25 per person, and there is no need to book ahead unless you have a large group. There is a $5 discount available with purchase of a case of cider.
take a tour
We offer 45 minute tours May through September. These information and entertaining sessions include four cider tastings, historic BX stories, horticultural information about apple growing and a behind-the-scenes cider making talk in the production space. The tours take place in the working orchard and guests should be prepared for uneven ground, sticks, branches, and inclement weather.
Tours cost $8 per person and include a stainless keepsake cup. Tour booking will be available starting May 2020.
July – August: Join Us For
Live in the Orchard.
Summer weekends we stay open late and offer a curated selection of live music. With the wood-fired oven hot and our craft ciders cold, these are Okanagan evenings not to be missed.