It starts with heirloom apples

We carefully cultivate and select the apple varietals for our cider. With such a rich heritage of apple growing in the Okanagan, we’re spoiled for choice.

We raise and harvest a variety of heirloom cider apples, as well as crab and dessert apples at our orchards in Summerland.

Made in a little quonset on our farm

From branch to bottle, we do everything by hand at our farm: from picking apples and pressing juice, to bottling and drinking it with you at our on-site tasting bar. And we are pretty lucky to have a bunch of family and friends help out with every aspect of the process. Come by and share some cider with us.

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We're closed for the winter season.

10216 Gould Avenue (map)
Summerland, BC
info@dominioncider.com
(778) 516-8006

Small-batch cider from branch to bottle

We do everything by hand so that we can craft the highest quality cider, experiment with some interesting ingredients and techniques, and keep it fun.

Foundation Series

First Principles — flagship dry
Magic Hour — session dry
New World Perry — flagship pear

Discovery Series

Collaboration Ginger — ginger infused apple cider
Cascade Dry Hop — dry-hopped apple cider
Lost Garden Rhubarb — rhubarb infused apple cider
Winter — mulling spices, citrus, fresh harvest juice

2018 Experimental Series

Single-varietal heritage apples, wild yeasts, co-fermentation with other tree-fruit from our farm and natural conditioning techniques.

Imperfect Offerings
single varietal Porters Perfection bittersharp apple spontaneously fermented with wild yeasts.

Hue & Cry
single varietal Hysolp crab apple spontaneously fermented with wild yeasts.

Dreams Of Empire
Manchurian crab apple fermented with wild yeast and rosehip.

 

Castles In The Sky
pears and pinot noir grape co-fermented, bottle conditioned.

Pretty To Think So
bittersharp apples and raspberries co-fermented with wild yeasts.

Nom De Plum
bittersharp apples and crushed Italian plums co-fermented with wild yeasts.

True At First Light
single varietal Spartan apple natural cider. Wild fermented in the traditional Keeve method. Aged for seven months, naturally carbonated and unfiltered.

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Founded by three friends

We all grew up in the countryside: Robin in southern England, Luke in Saskatchewan, and Mike right here in Summerland.

We started Dominion Cider Co. because we wanted to create something from scratch, with our hands, on land that we steward. We wanted to build a company that celebrates with a cold cider after a day of hard work. A company that is enduring, sustainable, and honest.

We named our cidery after the
Dominion Experimental Farms

Dominion Experimental Farms was an agricultural network stretching from coast to coast created in the late 1800s to support Canadian farmers. It's got more than a century of history here in Summerland, BC. It’s a name that means heritage, collaboration, and innovation — values that inspire us.

Set up to study and develop new apple varieties introduced by early settlers from Europe, the Dominion Experimental Farm created a legacy of distinctive heritage apples around here. Over time, as tastes changed, many orchards were replaced by vineyards – the heritage apples forgotten. We're bringing them back.

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