Written By Colin Hynes Beer & Cider / Elsewhere / Libations / SH May 5, 2014 Welcome: Merridale Estate Cidery | Storehouse SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestMerridale Estate Cider is one of those places in BC that you have to visit at least once, like Strathcona Park, Crowsnest Pass, or Long Beach. It has one of the oldest orchards on Vancouver Island and has been making great ciders with those apples for many years. Stay over night, eat at the Bistro, visit the Brick Oven Bakery or take a walk around the grounds, Merridale has lots to offer…and to do. Because of this rich culture we invited Merridale to become part of our Storehouse (read about the Storehouse in the main menu above).Eat, Drink and Be Merridale!Merridale is a family run company with deep roots on Vancouver Island. Our mantra ~ Apples Expressed Cider, spirits, food, bread, soaps, vinegar – the list goes on. We are passionate about what we do, and proud to call BC our home. Merridale is located in the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island. The valley offers us perfect growing conditions for cider apples. It gives us climate, aspect and soil conditions to grow world-class cider apples. All of our ciders and spirits are crafted at our farm and then distributed to pubs, restaurants and private liquor stores on Vancouver Island, the lower mainland, and of our course our own store and bistro.The ciderAt Merridale we take no shortcuts with our authentic, all-natural craft ciders. Made from 100% pure juice, we ferment slowly and naturally, to delicately bring out all of the flavour the fruit has to offer. We do not use concentrates, chemicals at bottling, pasteurization, or fine filtration of juice. Made from heritage cider apples, each cider is a blend of apples aimed at a particular palate.The spiritsOur brandy house is dedicated to craft artisan distilling. Our spirits are made from BC fruits and distilled in an Alembic Still in small batches by distillers Rick Pipes, and Laurent Lafuente.ToursWe welcome your visit. Our cellar doors are open throughout most of the year. Many of our tours are self-guided and can be enjoyed at your own pace, such as the cellar or orchard walk. Private guided distillery tours journey into the art of craft distilling, and finish with cocktails at the bar. Most of our tours can be packaged with lunch or dinner options, and we are happy to customize. Oh yes, there is a tour for the children in the orchard too.BistroOur gastro-pub style bistro invites adults and children of all ages to enjoy local fare in a relaxed orchard setting. Savour hearty meals prepared the old fashion way in a wood fired brick oven, made from local ingredients. Summer Sundays are reserved for live entertainment, pizza and cool drinks on the deck.Read More About Merridale Estate Cidery on The StorehouseCider, Spirits, Brandy, Craft Distillery, Bistro, Tours, Tastings, Apples, Orchard, Events, Weddings, Merridale, CowichanMerridale Estate Cidery SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Colin Hynes Colin is the Assistant Editor at EAT. You can contact him via firstname.lastname@example.org. Colin was born in Nova Scotia and spent his first five years there. His mother and father owned an inn and restaurant and Colin spent his time ... Read More You may also like Beer & Cider / Events / Victoria March 1, 2018 Victoria Beer Week launches its fifth year this weekend Victoria is once again readying itself to host the fifth annual Victoria Beer Week. As locals and beer geeks alike wet their palates for special ... Read More Beer & Cider / Victoria March 15, 2017 Highlights and Sours at Victoria Beer Week After nine days of events, Victoria Beer Week once again poured its final pint of the year. Some may still be reeling (recovering?) from the ... Read More Beer & Cider / Victoria March 2, 2017 Victoria Beer Week Opens This Week For nine days starting this Friday, March the 3rd, Victoria celebrates its growing beer culture during Victoria Beer Week. Whether it’s a ... Read More Beer & Cider / Drink This March 17, 2016 Ernest Hemingway and a Night of Wine Tasting “Wine is one of the most civilized things in the world and one of the most natural things of the world that has been brought to the greatest ... Read More Beer & Cider / Victoria March 15, 2016 Touring, Stinky Cheese, Oysters and Finally – Lift Off: My Week at Victoria Beer Week Definitive Brewery Tour I’m now a veteran of the brewery tour, having done it last year, as well. I’m a veteran of brewery tours in general. I ... Read More Beer & Cider / Victoria March 8, 2016 Victoria Beer Week 2016 Kicks Off with Night Casks Night Casks is a special event during Victoria Beer Week because it is a time when brewers have a chance to show off works in progress and beer ... Read More Comments are closed.