Monthly Archives: August 2014

Sea Cider Farm and Ciderhouse

Sea cider

Family photo

Yesterday Zevi’s whole immediate family was together for the first time in quite a while, which was something to celebrate! We were out visiting his dad just outside Victoria where there are an abundance of farms and wineries, so we figured that we would pay a visit to a few of them. My lovely sister recommended that we check out the Sea Cider Farm and Ciderhouse (which I realize is neither a farm nor a winery but… bear with me), so we headed over there to see what it was all about. Pippins

DSC_0989Ruby Rose

We opted for two long flights and one short flight between the five of us. Zevi and I shared a long flight, which meant that we got a taste of each of the seven ciders they regularly have on offer, the seasonal cider, and a cocktail. We were told to sample them from driest to sweetest, and there were some delicious ones in the bunch. My favourite actually turned out to be the seasonal, called Ruby Rose, a “captivating semi-sweet cider infused with rhubarb”. It had a ton of flavour without being too sweet, which I found to be the perfect balance. Some of my other favourites were the Pippins, the Kings and Spies, and the Bramble Bubbly.

Cider tasting

I’m always a sucker for a good cheese board, and Sea Cider’s completely delivered. Highlights were a semi-soft cheese that tasted like a cross between blue and feta, a spicy sausage, and a candied smoked salmon spread with berries and nuts. So unique!

Cheese board

I must confess to not being much of a cider fan before yesterday, but the trip to Sea Cider made me a believer! We bought a couple of bottles to bring home and I will definitely be picking some up in Calgary when I can find it. It was a great day with family, and I think that everyone walked out pretty impressed with what they had to offer. Finding more ways to enjoy alcohol is never a bad thing, right? 😉

Cherniawsky kids