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Merridale Cidery & Distillery

1230 Merridale Rd, Cowichan Valley, Cobble Hill, British Columbia, V0R 1L0, Canada
Region: Vancouver Island 1-800-998-9908 http://merridale.ca/
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  • Year Established:
    1990
  • Winery Contact:
  • Winemaker:
    Rick Pipes and Janet Docherty

About our winery:

Merridale produces traditional apple cider, fortified ciders and spirits. At our property on Vancouver Island, we offer tastings and tours, as well as lunch in our eatery and artisan items in our farm store.


What makes us unique:

Here at Merridale, we use cider apple varieties that have been proven for centuries in England, France, and Germany to make the best cider. All of our ciders are made from 100% pure juice, and only the first pressing is used. We do not add water or re-press the apples to increase the yield because we believe this compromises the flavour. Being purists, we do not use concentrates, chemicals at bottling, pasteurization, or fine filtration of juice. We ferment our juice slowly and naturally, to delicately bring out all of the flavour the fruit has to offer.


  Days and hours open

Mon11:00 AM6:00 PM
Tue11:00 AM6:00 PM
Wed11:00 AM6:00 PM
Thu11:00 AM6:00 PM
Fri11:00 AM6:00 PM
Sat11:00 AM6:00 PM
Sun11:00 AM6:00 PM

Additional Hours:

We are open daily from mid-February until the end of December. Please check our website for the latest hours of operation.

Tasting Policy:

Merridale welcomes groups of all sizes! Please contact us for group tasting and tour information.


  • Good For Groups
  • Has A View
  • Rustic
  • Dog Friendly
  • Informative/Educational
  • Family Run
  • Good for Kids
  • Informative/Educational
  • Casual
  • Cider
  • Apple
  • Sustainable
  • Food Available
  • Music Events
  • Outdoor Area
  • Private Tasting
  • Food/Wine Pairings
  • Tours
  • Event Space
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Hotel / Bed & Breakfast
  • Wine Club
  • Ability to Purchase Wine
  • WiFi
  • Wedding Services
  • Restaurant

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