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.
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.
2019 Harvest Experimental Series
Single-varietal heritage apples, wild yeasts, co-fermentation with other tree-fruit from our farm and natural conditioning techniques.
These are unique one-off experiments that we may or may not make again.
Available at the tasting room, to Cider Club members and some select stockists.
Cider Club 2021
Membership includes two shipments per year of 6 x 750ml bottles, exclusive releases, and
Limited number of spots available.
12 x 750mL bottles
Free shipping within Canada.
Hope Springs Eternal
English bittersweet cider apples fermented with wild yeasts and crushed peaches from Windrosa Farms in Summerland
Falling In Staves
English bittersweet cider apples fermented with wild yeasts and crushed apricots from Windrosa Farms in Summerland
Theory and Practice (Pét Nat)
Eighteenth century heirloom apples Belle de Boskoop and Newtown Pippin, fermented with wild yeasts and bottled using the méthode ancestrale
Ever Closer Union
Macintosh cider fermented with wild yeasts and Dolgo crabapples
Lower Than Angels
French bittersweet cider apples fermented with wild yeasts and Chardonnay pomace
Nom de Plume
English bittersweet cider apples fermented with wild yeasts and estate-grown Italian plums
Once and Future
Bartlett and Anjou pears fermented with wild yeasts and quince fruit
Castles In The Sky
Local pears fermented with wild yeasts and pinot noir pomace from Lightning Rock Winery in Summerland
All That Glitters
French bittersweet cider apples fermented with wild yeasts and local nectarines from Windrosa Farms in Summerland
Estate grown cider apples fermented in-barrel with a Brettanomyces-forward yeast culture and second-use cherries from Temporal Ales
April In Paris
Single variety estate grown cider of the 18th century heirloom apple Winesap
First Estate (2018)
The very first harvest in 2018 of our newly planted cider apples from our orchard on the farm
Pretty To Think So
Free Your Mind
with grapefruit & hops
Thick As Thieves
New World Perry
We also have 30L kegs of cider. Get in touch to see what is available.
Available at fine locations
Last updated: April 2021
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.
We care about the local community and are aware of our responsibility as a company to contribute positively to that community’s social and environmental fabric. We’re making purposeful contributions every year to support the issues that are important to us. This year, we’re supporting the important work of the following organizations.
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 are closed for the winter season. Please call or email to make an appointment if you would like to visit.