In addition to many world-class wineries … Victoria and Vancouver Island has some amazing cideries.
Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse – 2487 Mt. St. Michael Rd., Saanichton, BC ♥
Welcome! We are a family-owned, community-minded orchard and ciderhouse. We grow organic cider apples and strive to produce award-winning cider. We are a small farm with a big heart and aim to deliver an exceptional experience. We think cider is for celebrating and cider is WORTH celebrating, so raise a glass of Sea Cider, and let our ciders tease your senses!
Ever been to a Ciderhouse? You’re in for a treat! Relax with a glass of cider and an Artisan Lunch Plate. In winter, enjoy the view from the warmth of our Tasting Room. In the summer, venture outside to watch the waves roll by from our Cider house deck situated atop our organic orchard. Have kids? The whole family is welcome. Top off your visit with a tour and browse our pantry for treats to take home
Sea Cider is open year round for tastings and tours, 11am to 4pm!
*Lots of parking!
Merridale Estate Cidery – 1230 Merridale Rd., Cobble Hill, BC ♥
Here at Merridale, we use cider apple varieties that have been proven for centuries in England, France, and Germany to make the best cider. All of our ciders are made from 100% pure juice, and only the first pressing is used. We do not add water or re-press the apples to increase the yield because we believe this compromises the flavour. Being purists, we do not use concentrates, chemicals at bottling, pasteurization, or fine filtration of juice. We ferment our juice slowly and naturally, to delicately bring out all of the flavour the fruit has to offer.
Opening February 12th
7 days a week at the ciderbar and bistro
Feb 14th for Valentine’s dinner
Tod Creek Craft Cider – 273 Prospect Lake Rd., Victoria, BC
Victoria’s newest Craft Cider maker. Tod Creek Craft Cider makes small batch, handcrafted cider with BC apples. We source our apples from local trees on Vancouver Island as well as from farmers in the BC interior.
Long, slow fermentation brings about great flavours in the traditional way. We typically ferment each batch for about four months. If you want the super-sweet, watered-down canned stuff, we can’t help you. Our ciders are all-juice blends to bring a clean, crisp, enjoyable drink that goes great with dinner, friends, or all by itself.
As a small batch cider, you’ll notice that each year the ciders will vary slightly, much like a good wine does. Our apples will be influenced by the sun, the amount of rainfall, and other factors, so each year will yield a slightly different taste.
Most of our ciders are coarse filtered, and our hopped cider isn’t filtered at all. Filtering can take some of the flavours out of cider, so we try to limit the amount of filtering we do.
HoursFall Hours: Wednesday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm. We are closed from Dec 24th to Jan 7th, except for Jan 2nd from 10-4. Happy Holidays! Tours available during store hours, or by booking an appointment – call Chris at 250-882-1061.