Calling all cider lovers!
I recently spent a lovely afternoon at Duntroon Cyder House, a four-season destination in Simcoe County offering cider flights and snacks in a beautiful outdoor oasis.
I sampled their entire range which included nine ciders, including a couple of new ones like “Sumac” which gets its lovely colour from local sumac, iced cider as well as their non-alcoholic spiced warm apple cider. All of their ciders are made from Duntroon Parish and Ontario heritage hand-picked apples and are sulphite-free, gluten-free and vegan.
They also have a menu of small plates that changes seasonally. During our visit we enjoyed charcuterie, locally made empanadas with nachos and dips as well as the tastiest popcorn topped with garlic seasoning made with garlic grown on the farm.
They offer something for the whole family, including your furry friends! From food pop-up events, to live music, to vendor markets, there is rarely a dull moment on the farm. I mentioned that they are a four season destination and one of the highlights of my summer last year was their seafood boil evening. Since my most recent visit was at the tail end of the winter season, they still had their “Winter Utopia” set up which included fireplaces, a dome, and you could still see the signage from their winter snowshoeing trails. I can’t wait to see what they have in store for this summer!
Inside, among the shelves and fridges, you’ll find some of the best local and seasonal products the community has to offer. Black garlic from the farm, Cabin Kitchen ready made meals, Blue Mountain Tea Co. tea, Loco Por El Asado empanadas, Mother Butter shortbread, fresh eggs, local meats and cheeses were just a few of the items they had in stock during this visit.
If you’re local, be sure to pay them a visit or if you’re visiting the Collingwood/Blue Mountain area, be sure to add Duntroon Cyder House as a stop on your itinerary!