Self-guided tours at Merridale Cider take visitors through the cellar and orchard areas of the farm, but larger groups can book guided tours. Photo coutrtesy Merridale Cider

ON TAP: Orchard experience magical at Merridale

Self-guided tours, Red Wagon Picnics make a trip to Cobble Hill worth it

Tour, taste, eat, learn. And have fun.

At Merridale Cider, everything starts in the orchard at the Cobble Hill farm.

If you’re curious about how things work here, you can take a self-guided tour of the cellar and orchard during the summer months, with no reservation needed.

There’s a variety of food options available, including casual comfort food and British pub-style counter service at the onsite eatery. The popular Sunday pizza night offers house made brick oven pies from the orchard cookhouse until Sept. 23, and a fresh lineup of local live entertainment from 6-8:30 p.m. Reservations are recommended.

Also a hit with visitors are Merridale’s Red Wagon Picnics, a fully stocked lunch available for groups of 10 people or more between May and September. A large tent in the orchard offers shade from the heat and protection from the rain, making it the perfect location for those seeking privacy.

For the full experience, a private guided tour can be added to the Picnic mix. Contact the cidery through their website at merridale.ca or by phone at 1-800-998-9908.

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