2534 Maxey Road,
Nanaimo BC, V9S 5V6
At Merridale, we take great pride in our authentic, all-natural craft cider. Our popular and award-winning line of ciders are made from real cider apples, handcrafted at our farm, and always gluten free.
With our many unique varieties, from summer Merri Berri to the bold, dry taste of Scrumpy, even the most discerning palate is sure to find a favorite! We use cider apple varieties that have been proven for centuries in England, France, and Germany to make the cider we are famous for. 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, 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.Recently granted British Columbia’s very first craft distiller’s license, Merridale is now well on its way to becoming a leader in artisan spirits. Our custom hand-hammered, wood-burning copper still slowly transforms locally grown organic ingredients into our exquisite brandies, vodka and eau de vies.
Why not spend a day at the cidery and find out what we’re all about? Open daily for tours, tastings, and lunch in our gourmet bistro. And, don’t forget to look for our products on tap at your favorite pubs or restaurants, and in the bottle at fine liquor stores.
Tasting Bar open Saturdays and Sundays 12 – 4pm or by appointment.