Sunday, August 14, 2011

Sea Cider Farm

On our recent trip to the island, our friends helped us rediscover aspects of Victoria and the outer lying areas.  Like most tourists, we had only seen the easy to get to city centre and hadn't had the opportunity to venture much farther out.  On a sunny Sunday, we drove to Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse for one of the most unexpected and spectacular lunches we have had in a long time.  Sitting on the wrap around deck adjacent to the tasting room in an updated farmhouse, looking out over the rolling orchards, we were in heaven.  We opted for the flight that came with 12 ciders and a local charcuterie plate that had everything from local jellies to chocolate truffles.  Sea Cider grows over 60 varieties of organic apples and seeks to revive the cider artisan tradition by pressing at the farm in the old rack and cloth method.  We had a hard time deciding at the end which ones to purchase but our favourites were Pippins a dry sparkling cider and Flagship an ultra dry cider free of sulphites. More pics after the jump.

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