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.
Mon – Wed 10-5
Thurs – Sat 10-6
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.
Growing Apples Since
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.