Charles (Grandpa) Ross purchased the orchard in 1942, the 20 acre orchard was planted with mainly apples and a small block of cherrys. When Grandpa reached retirement each of his sons, David Albert and Kennith Charles bought 10 acres from him and changed the orchard planting to only apples. Dave Sr married and had three children in his father's family home. Today Dave Jr and his wife Theressa own Ken's 10 acre piece and are managing the family homestead.
The two orchards combined have 7 varieties of apples producing around 300,000lbs every year. A small percentage goes to the cidery and the rest are sold privately. The market for apples has been going down drasticly over the last serveral years. Peaches along with a small amount of pears and plums were introduced into the orchard in order to diversify and add cash flow. All of the fruit grown on our farm is available in our on site store. Contact us for more information and hours of operation.
The first Land-based Cidery in the Okanagan only the second in the Province. Our ciders are hand crafted and blended to perfection Come sit on our patio and enjoy a view of the orchard. Visit our on site store and find a variety of locally made products.
Come be our guest and enjoy a 25 min relaxing ride through our lovely Orchards. Engage in conversation with our informed guide, talk about different varieties of apples, various stages of growth, where the apples go in the market place and more. After a good look at the Orchards, we introduce you to the cider making process, the tour concludes with tasting of our unique ciders.
The tour is $12.00 per person, children 12 and under are free. Maximum number of guest on the wagon is 25 people. For groups larger than 25 we split the group in half 1 group visits the cidery while the other is on the tractor portion of the tour. The minimum number of guests is 8 adults
We also offer a guided walking tour, that is comparable to the tractor tour. There are no minimum requirement and the fee is $8.00 per person, children 12 and under are free.
If you just want to come in for informative tastings and cider talk the fee is $5.00 per person.