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 discounts.
Limited number of spots available.
12 x 750mL bottles
Free shipping within Canada.
Hope Springs Eternal
English bittersweet cider apples naturally co-fermented with wild yeasts and crushed local peaches. Aged on the fruit then in wine barrels from TH Wines.
Falling In Staves
English bittersweet cider apples fermented with wild yeasts and crushed apricots. Aged on the fruit then finished in barrel for eight months.
Ever Closer Union
After juicing Dolgo crabapples, we rehydrated the dry pomace with a blend of juice and let it co-ferment for two months then barrel-aged for a further three months.
Lower Than Angels
French bittersweet cider apples naturally co-fermented with vioginer wine grapes. Aged on the skins and finished in viognier wine barrels.
Nom de Plume
English bittersweet cider apples naturally fermented with wild yeasts on crushed Italian plums. Deep rose colour.
Single varietal Aurora apples spontaneously fermented with wild yeasts and aged for 12 months. Natural malolactic fermentation occurs, softening the acidity and creating a round mouthfeel.
Castles In The Sky
Rosé-hued perry made with Burre D’Anju pears and Pinot Noir grapes grown at our farm. Fermented together with wild yeasts, aged on the skins and bottle conditioned.
New Dawn Fades
Red Delicious juice is added back to its pomace and co-fermented for two months then barrel-aged for a further three months.
This ale/cider hybrid was made in collaboration with Detonate Brewing in Summerland. English cider apple juice and wort was co-fermented and aged in barrels with Saison lees for eight months.
Quiet Of The Land
Single-varietal famed English cider apple Kingston Black. Renowned for its balanced flavour and astringency. Naturally fermented with wild yeasts and barrel aged for six months.
Ale/cider hybrid made by co-fermenting cider apple juice and ale wort with a mixed Brett culture typically found in Belgian sour beers.
April In Paris
Our first harvest of the 18th-century heirloom variety Winesap, grown on our farm. Fermented with wild yeasts and aged in barrels for eight months with cab franc lees.
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 practicing socially-distant tastings and sales.
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