Ontario Craft Cider Association



Spirit Tree Estate Cidery will be hosting the Cider Masters’ Dinner this year on Valentine’s Day. Cider masters from 3 local cideries have collaborated to bring you this amazing opportunity to experience a 6-course dinner accompanied by cider and a side of entertainment. Tickets start at $120 per person. Click HERE for more details on how to purchase tickets.


The Ontario Craft Cider Association wants to celebrate Toronto Cider Day with you! On September 17 2014, Tequila Bookworm (512 Queen Street West, Toronto) will open its doors for a complete cider tap takeover from 5pm to 4am. There will be a variety of Ontario craft ciders including a flight of rare Ontario bottles. There will also be special dishes created by a number of Toronto Chefs to pair with the ciders. Click here for more details.

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The Ontario Craft Cider Association brings you Cider Week 2014 taking place in June across downtown Toronto. There will be over 40 different ciders from 15 of Ontario’s finest cider producers. The event will begin at the Loose Moose on Monday June 2, and then on to Tequila Bookworm, WVRST, Bar Hop, The Only Café and ending at barVolo for a full Saturday of fun. This event is a must for Ontario cider lovers across the GTA! Click here for more details.


Discover the incredible flavours of Ontario Cider!

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From the lakeside orchards on Niagara to the micro-climate grown groves of Collingwood and all the way to Prince Edward County, Ontario cider production is on the rise.

As the leading organization representing craft cider producers in Ontario, we aim to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and to further the discussion on matters relating to cider in Ontario.  Our mission is to ensure that Ontario is recognized as a centre for cider excellence and innovation!

Learn more about the OCCA here .

Fast Facts:

ciderbottle_smallCider (pronounced: /ˈsdər/ SY-dər) is a fermented alcoholic beverage made from apple or pear juice, but can also be flavoured with the juice other fruit like peaches.

Pear cider is often called perry and is traditionally fermented with wild yeasts found on the fruit’s skin

Ciders can be classified from dry to sweet. Their appearance ranges from cloudy with sediment to completely clear, and their colour ranges from light yellow through orange to brown.

In Ontario, cider usually has a 5-7% alcohol content.

Because it is made of fruit, not grain, cider is gluten-free.


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