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Merridale Cidery & Distillery

1230 Merridale Road, Cobble Hill, British Columbia V0R 1L0, Canada
+1 800-998-9908
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Sunday night, pizza night!

Whenever we have friends visiting from out of town in the summer, we always include a visit to... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
via mobile
Cider and food!

This was my first cidery and I was super excited. The property seems very large, but we didn't... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Vancouver, Canada
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Merridale is a delicious destination in the Cowichan Valley-an apple orchard, craft cider house, small batch distillery, and wedding and event venue. Learn about the production of cider and spirits through a tour. Stroll the orchard while the kids search for faeries living amongst the cider apple trees, and then step up to the tasting bar for a guided tasting of our cider, spirits, or fortified ciders. Shop for local artisan items in the farmhouse store. Celebrate a special occasion with family and friends at a unique and beautiful venue. Experience glamping on Vancouver Island with a stay in one of our yurts. Check our website for upcoming special events, like our Sunday Pizza Nights. Pets are welcome! In our bistro, enjoy local cuisine, a large patio overlooking our orchard, and, of course, apple cider hand-crafted just steps from the bistro's kitchen. This authentic Vancouver Island restaurant combines cider pairings and seasonal menu items inspired by nearby Cowichan Valley farmers, vintners, and cheese-makers. Bring home delicious baked goods made fresh that morning in our brick oven. Merridale is located in Cobble Hill, in the Cowichan Valley, on the southeast coast of Vancouver Island, about 40 minutes north of Victoria and 1 hour and 20 minutes south of Nanaimo. Open daily.
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  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 11:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1230 Merridale Road, Cobble Hill, British Columbia V0R 1L0, Canada
+1 800-998-9908
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Whenever we have friends visiting from out of town in the summer, we always include a visit to Merridale cidery. The tasting room is also a great store to pick up interesting items for the "foodie" on your list. Sunday night is extra special because...More

Thank AlanSanders62
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my first cidery and I was super excited. The property seems very large, but we didn't go explore. We went to the tasting room and restaurant. The staff are friendly. We were greeted and they explained how the tastings work. $4-5 per person....More

Thank travelengnancy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was there for a wedding. During photo time for the bride and groom bread and dips were available sitting in the hot sun. I asked if they had napkins or some small plates in order for us to use. They had neither. Then went to...More

Thank wavelength2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This local cidery has a wonderful combination of good food and cider. A very comfortable setting surrounded by the apple orchard.

Thank rlloyd2016
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Came here with friends a tad too late, as their restaurant café closes at 3pm. Still had the tasting session, which was interesting. Venue was not as nice as others we've been to, but the cider was on point. They also bake and sell baked...More

Thank robby321
Reviewed 3 June 2017

We recently held our son's wedding here. It could not have been done any better by anybody. It was on a May long weekend with the apple blossoms out, the cider flowing, the food fantastic, and the staff. I can't say enough about the staff,...More

Thank 847rossw
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for a tasting before my flight back to Kentucky. I did a sweet sampler. Cyser was my favorite. You get to taste 4 samples for 10 dollars

1  Thank satrosper
Reviewed 23 May 2017

The Merridale Cidery, is as its' title suggests a functioning cider maker, who have branched out into distilling spirits such as gin, vodka and a variety of apertifs. It has a good sized restaurant with views of the orchards with an interesting if limited menu....More

Thank Shawniguy
Reviewed 14 May 2017

We went here with friends for some cider tasting. Our waitress was superb and added to the experience. We tasted several ciders and ended up buying some along with some Pear on Pear Liquor which was delicious but very strong. We polished the bottle off...More

Thank HughLangley
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

My fiancé and I went here to enquire about having our wedding at Merridale. We immediately fell in love with the grounds and the wonderful staff. We were treated as if we were family and that our wedding is their top priority. We also had...More

Thank Matt R
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4 March 2017|
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Response from Brittany T | Property representative |
Hi JMuise, thank you for your inquiry! As yankeclipper mentioned, we do make a variety of different ciders. Please visit our website for a full listing. Our regular roster includes (starting at the driest): Scrumpy... More