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.
We're closed for the winter season.10216 Gould Avenue (map)
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.
First Principles — flagship dry
Magic Hour — session dry
New World Perry — flagship pear
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.
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.
Available at fine locations
JAK's Beer Wine Spirits - South Granville
Bistro Wagon Rouge
Liberty Wine Merchants Ltd. - Commercial Drive
Crosstown Liquor Store
Legacy Liquor Store
Brewery Creek Liquor Store
Broadway International Wine Shop
Powell Street Craft Brewery
Kissa Tanto Restaurant
Broadway Liquor Store
High Point Beer, Wine, Spirits
Firefly Wines and Ales Ltd.
West Coast Liquor Company - Fraser Street
Darby's Liquor Store
St Lawrence Restaurant
Strange Fellows Brewing
Faculty Brewing Co.
Edible Canada Culinary Experiences Corp.
Everything Wine - River District
Darby's Pub Gastown
Central City Brewing - Downtown
Bogart's Bar & Restaurant
Osteria Savio Volpe
Anh and Chi Restaurant
JAK'S - Eastside 41st & Knight
Rogue Kitchen + Wetbar - Gastown
Cinema Public House
Darby's Public House
Old Yale Brewing Co.
JAK's Beer Wine Spirits - Maple Ridge
JAK'S Beer, Wine and Spirits - New Westminster
Eldorado Liquor Store - Squamish
Cascadia Crown Isle Inc
Comox Valley Cooks Company
Cascadia Liquor - Nanoose Bay
Spinnakers Spirit Merchants Liquor Store
James Bay Spirit Merchants
Caddy Bay Liquor
Cascadia Liquor Uptown Inc.
Cascadia Liquor Langford Inc
Cascadia Liquor Eagle Creek Inc
Cascadia Liquor Quadra Inc
Vessel Liquor Store
Tudor House Liquor Store
Vintage Spirits Liquor Store (Hotel Rialto)
Cook Street Liquor
Armstrong Inn Liquor Store
Red Beard Cafe
Cask & Barrel Liquor Store
Turtle Bay Liquor Merchants
10th Avenue Liquor Store
South Broadway Liquor Store
Twin Valley LRS
Vernon Square Liquor Store
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.