A guide to Ontario’s craft cider industry.
Somewhere between the malt and hop madness of Ontario craft beer and the tannic to velour ripeness of VQA wine is the newly emerging expression of Ontario hard craft cider — fruity and crisp, juicy and refreshing.
Bringing the farm to the table, Ontario craft cideries are forging an enticing new industry by fermenting locally grown apples into bright and tasty ciders. Navigate the array of recently opened producers, apple varieties, and cider styles with this expert guide.
Jeannie Dubois is a certified sommelier and certified cicerone beer server. Her love of cider was ratified through her cider certification with the U.S. Association of Cider Makers and certification in cider and perry production at Cornell University. She lives in Thunder Bay, Ontario.