Welcome to

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,  take in weekly live music events, or join us for a guided tasting and presentation in the orchard. We take walk-ins only for pizza and cider. Live Music and Tours require booking tickets here.

Visit Us

Mon – Wed 10-5
Thurs – Sat 10-6
Sunday 11-6

Wood-Fired Oven
Thurs – Sun 12-5:30

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.

1946

Growing Apples Since

3

Generations

40

Acres

24

Apple Varieties

We Make Authentic Ciders

From Apples We Grow Right Here

Best Enjoyed with Friends

June – 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. 

Come Share Some Cider &

Wood Fired Pizza

Join us for delicious wood-fired pizza and cider. We take walk-ins only during the following hours:

Thursday to Sunday 12-5:30

Pizza is also available at Thursday – Saturday Live Music 6:30-8:30 . You must have tickets purchased for the live music to attend these nights.

take a tour

We offer 45 minute seated tastings May through September. 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 cost $10 per person.   Tours are currently limited to a maximum of six guests from the same group.

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.

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.  

The BEst Cider
is made in the orchard

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 Hours

Monday – Wednesday 10 – 5
Thursday – Saturday 10 – 6
Sunday 11 – 6

Tickets Required
for Thurs – Sat 7-8:30pm

 

Cidery Address

4667 East Vernon Road
Vernon BC
V1B 3H9

Country Directions

Heading East on Silverstar/48th
Turn Right on Pleasant Valley Rd
Turn Left on 46th/Carew/BX Rd
Drive 2.5km