After lunch, we made a quick pit stop to check out The BX Press Cidery & Orchard. They’re about a 10 minute drive from downtown Vernon.
We dropped in on a Saturday afternoon (around 2:00pm) and were able to join a short 15 minute guided tour (occurs every 30 minutes). You can do that or do a tasting at the bar; both options are pay by donation and gets you three generous pours.
We sampled the Hostler, cranberry cinnamon and lavender raspberry.
The inside had a mix of merchandise along with 5 flavours of bottled cider available.
Closeup of their three regular flavours and two seasonal ciders.
They even had homemade macarons!
All the ciders lined up, ready for purchase.
Price list for all their merch options.
Closeup of their wooden charcuterie boards, homemade toques, hats and shirts.
Homemade apple soap, that’s a first for me.
Couple cute apple/cider decor signs.
Of course, there’s a few awards adorning their walls.
We were also informed of a couple upcoming flavours: apricot ginger and vanilla plum (for Christmas) sounded great!
You can find their ciders around Vernon and some cities in B.C.
While we were leaving, we spotted crates of crab apples that were to be crushed the following day.
A worker told us to give it a try; super tart and dry but tasty.
Honestly, you can’t go wrong with this flavour combo. Super good!
We didn’t think there was too much flavour to it.
Fun spot to learn about the cider process and sample a few flavours.
The BX Press Cidery & Orchard
4667 East Vernon Road
North Okanagan, BC