Sea Cider Farm and Ciderhouse is a family-owned orchard and ciderhouse located just outside of Victoria on Vancouver Island, BC.
Situated on the Saanich Peninsula, Sea Cider Farm crafts traditionally fermented ciders from the apples grown right on their grounds. In addition to the wide variety of delicious ciders that visitors are invited to try as they relax in the ciderhouse, there are also preserves, teas, and other delectable goodies to sample and enjoy.
Opening its doors in 2007, Sea Cider Farm occupies 10 acres of farmland and is home to more than 1,300 apple trees, which includes over 50 varieties of heritage apples. Sea Cider Farm has quickly become a major tourist attraction for this reason alone.
Taste a Sample of Homebrewed Apple Cider at its Finest
The panoramic views of the water that can be seen across the orchard and the inviting tasting room are just a few reasons why this has become a must-visit center for tourists and locals alike.
The ciderhouse is open for tastings and tours 11am to 4pm throughout the year and is considered a culinary experience like no other. Flights of ciders are available for your tasting pleasure, and you can pair up your drink with organic cheeses and other local foods for the ultimate experience.
All ciders are prepared onsite and are pressed using the traditional rack and cloth method. Once fermented with champagne yeasts, the ciders are then aged until they reach absolute perfection. Sea Cider Farm’s wide variety of artisan ciders vary in taste and style, ensuring there will undoubtedly be something for every person’s taste buds! The staff is known for their friendly demeanor and eagerness to provide a detailed explanation of each cider as well as the history of the ciderhouse.
In addition to being open to the public and serving as a wonderful spot to take in beautiful scenery while enjoying a crisp glass of cider, Sea Cider Farm is also a great venue for weddings, family gatherings, and corporate events.
Are You Convinced Yet?
The bottom line: if you are traveling to Victoria or Vancouver Island in general, Sea Cider Farm and Ciderhouse is a beautiful and worthwhile sight to see. From the picturesque views of the water, to the magnificent orchards, to the stunning history of the ciderhouse, you are sure to leave Sea Cider Farm happy and full of great memories.
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