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Merridale Cidery & Distillery

1230 Merridale Road, Cobble Hill, British Columbia V0R 1L0, Canada
+1 800-998-9908
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Interesting Self Guided Tour

We visited off season and took a self guided tour. Signage is well done. They have beautiful... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2016
kpatters
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Edmonton, Canada
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Always a great stop

Every time we vacation on Vancouver Island we make a point to stop for the cider tasting at... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2016
blurple p
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edmonton
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Hours Today: 11:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1230 Merridale Road, Cobble Hill, British Columbia V0R 1L0, Canada
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Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

We visited off season and took a self guided tour. Signage is well done. They have beautiful grounds. Their gift shop and restaurant are worth a visit. We plan to return here in the summer. Their cider and brandy is tasty.

Thank kpatters
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Every time we vacation on Vancouver Island we make a point to stop for the cider tasting at Merridale, the cider is always crisp and the self guided tour is always a great way to get into the cider sampling mood.

Thank blurple p
Reviewed 12 October 2016

We planned our visit with friends to coincide with lunch and enjoyed both the food and a cider tasting. I have to admit I prefer wine to cider, but Merridale has a wide range of cider and the very dry cider was right to my...More

Thank Jan C
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

I have enjoyed Merridale with my husband, with a couple friends or as a big organized group/tour. The grounds are lovely, very tranquil in the countryside. The atmosphere is joyful, most people are pretty darn happy, especially after a tasting! Don't miss out on this...More

Thank Jody J
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Merridale Cider is a well kept place. Grounds are nice and orderly. Staff concentrates on groups or high end purchasers, couples can wait. Very chatty. Purchased a Merri Berri and a Cyser. Both were fair.

Thank yankeclipper
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Thank-you Ronnie, Matt and Jackie for your awesome hospitality to our group of 10 wine-touring ladies. You were our first stop and our best stop! The grounds at Merridale are absolutely stunning, the cider delicious, and the kind and fun staff are just the cherry...More

Thank rlevson
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Visited on a sunny day and enjoyed the mussels along with the cider taster flight. Would probably up the volume from 1 oz to 2 ( like wine tastings) but aside from that, everything else was fantastic.

Thank Thenrix
Reviewed 3 September 2016

We walked around the place by ourselves and got a good sense of a very agreeable place. The orchards are beautifully kept, and the cider operation looks first rate. There is also a distillery on the premises, focused on making apple brandy. Both children and...More

Thank operalover939
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a lovely lunch at Merridale. It is a little off the beaten path (I have to admit that we have lived in Victoria for a decade and don't venture up north nearly often enough) but so worth it. While the wait staff seemed...More

Thank cinnamongirl1956
Merridale C, Guest Relations Manager at Merridale Cidery & Distillery, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed your Merridale experience when you visited. We’re definitely a bit hidden – nestled in Cobble Hill in the beautiful Cowichan Valley. Thank you for taking the time to post this review on the great service you received during your...More

Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

We visited to taste and buy some cider. Lovely stuff! You can buy bottles but we brought my son-in-law's growler to refill. Worth the trip!More

Thank Francestravels
Merridale C, Guest Relations Manager at Merridale Cidery & Distillery, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping by Merridale and posting this great review. We’re glad you enjoyed trying our craft ciders, enough to get a growler fill to take home! We sell growlers here as well if you’re ever interested in getting your own. Next time you visit...More

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
JMuise
Interested in types of cider available. Dry sweet etc.
3 March 2017|
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Response from Brittany T | Property representative |
Hi JMuise, thank you for your inquiry! As yankeclipper mentioned, we do make a variety of different ciders. Please visit our website for a full listing. Our regular roster includes (starting at the driest): Scrumpy... More
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