Our second stop of the day was at a cidery, Tod Creek Craft Cider. It’s a bit off the beaten path but worth a quick pit stop. They do ciders that are of the dry/semi-dry variety.
Follow the signs.
Hours are short and sweet. Only open Wednesday to Saturday.
We dropped in on a Saturday afternoon (around 3:00pm). The tasting room is very homey and there’s about 20 seats inside.
Service is super friendly and she explained the ciders to us as it was our first time trying out their product. She also let us sample the other two flavours that weren’t in our flight.
Cool that they show so much cider love for other cideries. Bottles and cans double as decor. Recognized The BX Press, Left Field Cider, Scenic Road, NOMAD, Salt Spring Wild Cider, Twisted Hills, Sea Cider, Finn River and Windfall to name a few.
Cider flavours that were available when we went.
A really random, old school coin tossing game. Owners brought it back from Europe.
Wineries and cideries map of Saanich area. Still haven’t made it to Church & State.
Counter in the back.
Closeup of their cider flavours on tap and for growlers.
Of course, all the cans available for purchase.
Hellooooooooo, dents & scratches pile.
This ended up being our favourite that we tried.
Menu is short and sweet.
Love that they don’t force you to tip when you pay.
Make sure to drink in order (driest to sweetest).
Our favourite from the flight was the mala hop and barkley.
It’s an interesting mix of shrub, a 17th century preservation method using apple vinegar and wild fermented cider. This turned out to be our favourite.
Decent ciders but we found them light in flavour.
Tod Creek Craft Cider
273 Prospect Lake Road