Cider, Spirits and Lunch Tours
You'll see that we're passionate about our cider and spirit making.
For groups large and small, there is always a warm welcome and plenty to do at Merridale. We make it easy for you for you to organize your group by providing you with timelines and menu choices in advance.
Take a self-guided tour of our orchard and cellar to learn about how we make our craft cider. Then come inside to our cider bar for a guided tasting of our ciders and spirits. Explore the farmhouse store for a selection of local food and art.
Groups of 10+ Guests
We offer cellar and distillery tours and private guided tastings for groups of 10+. In the bistro, we have special menus for large groups so we can offer great service.
If you're organizing a group, we'd like to know you're coming so we can provide a memorable experience for everyone. Pre-booking your event allows us to ensure that your group stays on time and that our food and service is the best we have to offer.
To book a tour, tasting, and/or lunch, contact us at at 250-743-4293, 1-800-998-9908 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW! Gin & Tonic Mixologist – $14 per person
Available for groups of four or more
Craft is all about exploring taste, educating the palate, and engaging the nose. The G & T mixologist encourages you to do all of that. By providing you with 4 separate glasses each, we invite you to be your own mixologist by using our craft gin, premium tonics, and a variety of garnishes. The perfect G & T depends upon you. Explore your own individual taste by mixing and matching from the ingredients below. We suggest sharing your creations with your friends, and don’t be afraid to share your perfect drink with us too!
1 oz. Cowichan Gin - Stainless aged spirits with locally foraged botanicals
½ oz. Copper Gin - A bolder gin aged in used pinot noir barrels
Four premium brands
Lime – fresh and acidic
Cucumber – bring our the freshness
Lavender – small stem with a sprig of rosemary to accentuate the flavour and create a heady aromatic mix
Coriander & Lemon – add a little zing to the lemon while providing leafy depth
To be enjoyed in our lounge or at a bistro table.