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Published on April 7th, 2017 | by OBN Staff

Southbrook Vineyards launches cider line with Organic Wild Cider


Niagara-on-the-Lake – Southbrook Vineyards has introduced its new cider line with its 2016 vintage Wild Ferment Organic Cider (7%).

(Photo: Ontario Culinary Tourism Alliance)

The Niagara Region wine producer, founded in 1991 and billed as Canada’s first certified organic and biodynamic winery, indicates its inaugural European-style cider employs juice from Nova Mac, Liberty, Nova Spy, Goldrush, and Pricilla apples harvested at Avalon Orchards, a certified organic orchard in Innisfil.

“Active wild yeast from a natural fermentation of biodynamic white wine [was addded],” says Southbrook. “After a long cool fermentation, the cider was bottled with 11 grams/litre of residual sugar in early December 2016.

“The effervescence was captured by completing fermentation in the bottles, yielding a bubbly expression of the collaboration between Ontario organic farms. No additions of any kind — sulphites, sweeteners, acids nor tannins were made,” they add.

2016 vintage Wild Ferment Organic Cider, described as bone-dry, is available now at Southbrook Vineyards tasting room, retail store in 750ml bottels for $15.95 each, and soon home delivery, and select bars and restaurants in Ontario.

Southbrook Vineyards is now the 5th cider producer in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

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