Local Cidery Wins Prestigious Awards

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Move over Sommersby, we’ve found a new favourite cider and it’s brewed right here in Barrie. Heritage Estate Cidery and Winery is Barrie’s first and only boutique vineyard and cidery.

Heritage Estates beverages are crafted out of 100% Ontario apples and are free from additives or preservatives with less than half the sugar content of most larger commercial ciders.

Peter and Jocelyn McArthur are the proud owners and operators of Heritage Estate Winery and Cidery, which includes a century farmhouse, tasting room, wedding venue and an on-site processing facility.

“Something for every palette.”- Heritage Estate

If 20 acres of sprawling heirloom grapevines and apple orchards wasn’t enough to make you want to visit, check out some of the awards Heritage Estate brought home from the 5th Annual U.S Open Cider Championship:

Apple Wine- Gold (2nd year in a row)

Dragon’s Gold Dry Cider- Gold

Eden’s Apple Semi Sweet Cider- Bronze

Heirloom Cider- Silver

Blueberry Apple Sangria- Bronze

This competition featured breweries, wineries and cideries from Australia to Spain who entered over 250 ciders representing 21 different styles. Judging was done blind, meaning the judges didn’t know what ciders they were tasting until after final decisions were made.

Eden’s Apple has won both Bronze and Gold awards.

Keep an eye out for Heritage Estate ciders on the shelves at your local LCBO.


You can visit the Heritage Estate retail store for tastings and purchases at 421 Penetanguishine Rd., Barrie, ON. For more information about their products click here.