Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse

Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse

Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse
4.5
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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We are a family-owned orchard and ciderhouse. We grow organic cider apples and strive to produce award-winning cider. We are a small farm with a big heart and want to deliver an exceptional experience. We invite you to raise a glass of Sea Cider, and see why other apples envy ours!
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Helen R
Victoria, Canada347 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
What shall we do today? Why not a cider tasting and snack lunch...
They offer tours with cider tasting and charcuterie plate included but you can also opt for tasting flights of 3, 6, or 9 two ounce samples along with some of the various items on the snack menu. Of course you can order individual glasses of cider or non-alcoholoic drinks including tea and coffee.
We opted for a flight of 6:
Kings & Spies (light but improves when paired with the Haus sausage or the salmon dip)
Pippins ( more body but still light with a good pippin apple taste), my spouse's favourite
Bramble Bubbly ( not at all bubbly, sweetish due to the inclusion of blackberries ), not to our taste
Rumrunner (definite rum background, hint of sweetness) a runner-up favourite for both of us
Sassamanash (Algonquian for cranberries; combines apples and cranberries with hibiscus flowers), cranberries tames the apple sweetness & my favourite
Pommeau (fortified with eau de vie) good dessert cider to offer something different
My spouse had the Saltchuck roasted chicken pie. Unfortunately the pastry was underbaked. (We have had Saltchuck pies before that were quite yummy.)
I ordered the Haus Sausage pepperoni stick with mustard: both the saussage and the mustard were quite mild but vastly improved when paired with the ciders.
We shared the Three dip platter: Hummus ( lacking in flavour), Salmon (very good), Artichoke (had I not been told, I wouldn't have guessed; spoiled by one of my own recipes I fear)
I'd certainly bring visitors here as part of our tour of the area.
We did take home 3 bottles of cider (Pippins, Rumrunner, and Sassamanash)
Written March 7, 2020
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Sandy G
Vancouver Island, Canada371 contributions
Sep 2020 • Friends
We booked online for an afternoon cider tasting mid-week without any difficulty. The outdoor patio has wonderful views of the orchard and beyond to the sea, and was a pleasant place to spend an hour sampling ciders. Some unusual and interesting ciders were on offer, but they tended to range from off-dry to sweet; although the cidery does produce dry ciders as well, these were not available as part of the current tasting menu. Each of us discovered a cider we enjoyed, and product is readily available for purchase, along with limited branded merchandise. Well worth a visit!
Written September 30, 2020
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Marites8
Calgary, Canada1,181 contributions
Sep 2022
A great ending to our vacation - dropped by the Sea Cider Farm. This place was highly recommended by friends and super glad we were able to do the tasting experience. We tried some very delicious ciders while sitting in an outdoor patio and enjoying the beautiful views of the orchard and ocean. We received a warm welcome from the staff and they provided great service. It was memorable and fun experience. Lots of laughter too. Highly recommend this place if you ever visit Victoria BC. PS -reservations are strongly recommended and can be booked online.
Written September 17, 2022
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Rawks75
Victoria, Canada89 contributions
Sep 2022 • Family
The ciders were great, the Artisan meat and cheese platter however is not worth 24 dollars. We had only 3 small slices of meat! I’ve never had a cheese and meat platter with such limited choices. It was a bit cold out as well so heaters would be nice.
Written September 23, 2022
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Alena H
68 contributions
Nov 2020 • Couples
We called ahead to make a booking, though we turned up earlier than expected they were happy to seat us. Delicious ciders which I will now look out for in private liquor stores in my area. Tasty bites to eat are also available to order with your tasting. The views are wonderful even on an overcast day. We look forward to visiting again in summer!
Written November 14, 2020
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Cilantro Tam
Peachland, Canada442 contributions
Sep 2020 • Family
Great set up outside with social distancing! Friendly Staff all around. First time there - hidden off the beaten path but great ambiance and lots of parking. Our party of 5 tried lots! 2oz x6 for the long selection comes preselected for you but the short selection come 3 of your choices. Alcohol ranges from 5-19%. Lots to try. Limited snacks available but charcuterie with cheese was great to pair with the tasters. A must try if you like ciders.
My favourite was Ruby Rose and Sassamanish. So smooth and refreshing.
Written September 17, 2020
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pop2cas
Nanaimo, Canada121 contributions
Jun 2013 • Solo
We're huge fans of cider, so when I came across directional signs to Sea Cider the other day, I quickly headed the car in the directions indicated. I must commend the establishment for making sure the directions are clear on all relevant roads (pay attention Merridale). I didn't have time to take in the view or to have a bite to eat, I just wanted to check out the cider selection. No tasting available, just a dry information sheet. But, I was game to try/buy a bottle of each of their several cider types. I was willing to buy a bottle of each, until I saw the prices. I only have Merridale to compare with (and wines in the liquor stores), but I though $18 per bottle a tad excessive. But, I thought, let's not judge before we get home to try the cider. Verdict: not as good as the Merridale House BUT, the Merridale comes in at about $10/liter (we buy by the case) and Sea Cider works out to $24/liter.

I'd like to come back and try some of the other ciders (how about samples?) but not at those prices.
Written June 24, 2013
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Mark S
Oklahoma City, OK24 contributions
Aug 2017 • Couples
Visited the Sea Cider Farm and tried a flight of 5 different ciders. Didn't care for any of the 5. They only had those 5 to try, so perhaps we might have liked one of the others. But the staff was great and made it an enjoyable experience.
Written August 6, 2017
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formertravelagent
Alberta, Canada46 contributions
Sep 2015
We have been to Sea Cider now on three different occasions and love it so much. The location is lovely and easy to get to off the highway. The feel of the farmhouse is so laid back and quaint. The cider.... Mmmm. Love their ciders! We love them so much that we have had our favorite local liquor store bring it in for us and it has turned out to be a good seller for them too. We love this spot so much that we chose to plan our destination wedding here. It was great!
Written March 14, 2016
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Thomas W
Santa Monica, CA11 contributions
Aug 2014 • Couples
My wife and I have been to several different wineries and tasting rooms around the world. We absolutely love hard cider so thought this would be amazing. We walked into the charming cider house not sure if we should go ahead and sit down or go to the counter. We were instructed to find a seat wherever we liked. There were around 4 people working and 75% of the tables were full. We were given a menu which labeled the ciders and details and then the small amount of appetizers they offer. We got the largest Ploughman Plate because were we starving and the long flights which includes 9 different ciders. We got our plate after about 10 minutes and the ciders around 15. Which seemed unusually long considering they just needed to be poured. This is where the service from our other tasting experiences differed. The "server" literally dropped off the ciders and walked away. We had a list on the table that described the ciders but usually someone is around to answer questions or explain the different tastings. We were not even offered water during the whole time we were there. And after ordering the two most expensive items on the menu, that seems a given, especially with tastings. No one asked us if we were interested in buying bottles or how it worked. We eventually paid, which you have to tell them again what you ordered, there's no check and we left not really sure on what we just experienced. It was strange to say the least. I think this place could be awesome, maybe we just experienced a bad service day.
Written August 6, 2014
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