PRESS RELEASE: 2nd Annual BC Cider Week Oct 15-22



British Columbia Cider Week returns this fall with a kick-off event set for October 16th at Sea Cider Farm and Ciderhouse; closing event at Scenic Road Cider October 22nd

Vancouver Island, British Columbia – September 26, 2016 - The Northwest Cider Association (NWCA) announces the second annual BC Cider Week, an eight day craft cider celebration with many cider events, tastings and festivities anticipated throughout British Columbia.

The official BC Cider Week kick-off event takes place Sunday, October 16 from 2 – 6 p.m. at Sea Cider Farm and Ciderhouse on Vancouver Island (2487 Mt. St. Michael Rd. Saanichton).

This tasting-style event with local food purveyors and live music will present a variety of Northwest ciders, particularly BC makers. Tickets are available to the public and will include six cider tasting tickets, live entertainment with Adrian Chalifour from Towers & Trees and a chance to try dozens of delicious craft ciders!

“We have seen truly amazing growth in British Columbia’s cider industry, with some really innovative styles and products,” said Emily Ritchie, executive director of the Northwest Cider Association. “Cider lovers throughout the Northwest won’t want to miss these festivities andthe chance to meet the makers of truly premium products.”

Throughout the week you'll find a wide range of tasting events at 11 cideries and dozens of other venues including Vancouver’s first cider bar, Orchard and the Sea. The week will close out with a big finish at Scenic Road Cider Co in Kelowna (770 Packinghouse Rd) on October 22nd from 2 to 5 pm. Cidermakers from across BC will be in attendance to provide tastings of their ciders. Tasting tickets can be purchased at the event. Watch the calendar at as events are added. When applicable, tickets and reservations are strongly encouraged for some events, such as the BC Cider Week Kick-off and cidermaker dinners.

About Northwest Cider Association:

Founded in 2010, the Northwest Cider Association (NWCA) brings cideries and cider lovers together to learn, experience and enjoy the Northwest cider culture. Representing more than 70 commercial cidermakers from throughout Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and British Columbia, the group is dedicated to supporting, promoting and growing this thriving industry. NWCA hosts cider-themed events, including Cider Rite of Spring, Summer Cider Day, and Cider Weeks in Oregon, Washington and British Columbia. For more information about the Northwest Cider Association, visit, or follow the growing organization on Facebook and Twitter (@nwcider).


Media Contact:
Emily Ritchie