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 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
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
New World Perry
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.
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.10216 Gould Avenue (map)