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 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 select stockists, and to Cider Club members.

2019 Cider Club

The 2019 Experimental Series is now sold out and the cider club registration has closed for the year.

Thank you for your interest and support. If you would like to be notified when the 2020 cider club opens please enter your email here.

First Estate
first harvest of newly planted heirloom cider apples, naturally fermented with wild yeasts

Quiet of the Land
single-varietal Kingston Black English apple naturally fermented with wild yeasts and barrel aged for six months

True at First Light
single varietal Spartan apple natural cider wild fermented in the traditional Keeve method

Pretty to Think So
wild-fermented apple cider aged on crushed raspberries

Nom de Plume
English bittersweet apples naturally fermented with wild yeasts, aged on crushed Italian plums

Imperfect Offerings
single varietal Porters Perfection bittersharp apples, naturally fermented with wild yeasts, aged on lees in pinot noir barrels for six months

Lower Than Angels
French bittersweet cider apples naturally co-fermented with vioginer wine grapes from TH Wines

Hue & Cry
single varietal Hyslop crab apple cider

Hope Springs Eternal
English bittersweet cider apples naturally co-fermented with wild yeasts and crushed local peaches

All That Glitters
French bittersweets naturally co-fermented with wild yeasts and local nectarines

Castles in the Sky
pears and pinot noir grapes fermented together with wild yeasts, aged on the skins and finished in pinot noir barrels

Dreams of Empire
Manchurian crab apple fermented with wild yeast and rosehip

Foundation Series

First Principles
flagship dry

Magic Hour
session dry

New World Perry
flagship pear

Discovery Series

Collaboration Ginger
ginger infused apple cider

Cascade Hopped
dry-hopped apple cider

Lost Garden Rhubarb
rhubarb infused apple cider

mulling spices, citrus, fresh harvest juice

Available at fine locations

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.

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.

Visit Us

We are closed for the winter season. Please call or email to make an appointment if you would like to visit.

10216 Gould Avenue (map)
Summerland, BC
(778) 516-8006

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