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Our ciders are the ultimate product of a region known for its apple orchards and beautiful landscape. Come visit us for on-site tastings with one of our cider makers and enjoy a stroll amongst our many apple trees in a lovely rural setting.

Heritage Apple Crackling cider by C.E.Petch
This dry sparkling cider has been carefully crafted from a blend of old-time heritage apple varieties. Light and fruity with fresh apple notes. 

 

Apple Varieties

Golden Russet, Fameuse, Tolman Sweet, Northern Spy

Production Method  

At Petch Orchards, we proudly preserve and cultivate numerous heritage apple varieties that are rarely found today yet display wonderfully unique sets of eating and fermenting qualities. A selection of these varieties are hand-picked and soon pressed before fermenting over a period of around two months. After ageing several months on its lees, this cider is then filtered and bottled for your enjoyment!

Serving Suggestions

Serve chilled between 8°C and 10°C  

Makes a great addition to a meal with family and friends. Pairs well with pasta, seafood, white meats, and fine cheeses, 

Format

500ml - 7.2%alc./vol.       

                                 

Cidre Doux by C.E.Petch​

Our Cidre Doux pays homage to the beautiful region in which it was crafted. Its concentrated flavor profile is the product of Quebec's frigid winter temperatures, which has created a sweet, yet well balanced cider with notes of ripe apple and tropical fruits.  

Apple Varieties

McIntosh, Fuji, Ambrosia, Cortland

 

Production Method

Freshly pressed juice is put outside to be frozen solid by our intensely cold Quebec winters. Come the first spring thaw, we rack the concentrate that is full of flavor and sugar, and then proceed to blend then ferment the cider over a period of several months. 

Serving Suggestions

Serve chilled at or below 10°C

Our Cidre Doux is a sweet cider that goes great as an aperitif or with dessert.

Format

750ml – 11.5%alc./vol.

                                                           

Ice Cider by C.E.Petch

Our Ice Cider is the result of an exceptional terroir, harsh Quebec winters, and the expertise of true cider lovers. Made solely from apples matured and frozen on the tree, this full-bodied ice cider is rich in notes of homemade applesauce, caramel, and baked apple.

Apple Varieties

Gala, Fuji, Cortland, McIntosh, Honeycrisp

 

Production Method

The production of this quality ice cider begins in January/February, when apples that have frozen on the tree are picked and pressed for their highly concentrated and delightfully sweet nectar. The nectar is then fermented ever so carefully over a period several months. When the desired balance between sweetness and acidity is obtained, we cease fermentation and proceed to ageing the cider for another several months before bottling. 

 

Serving Suggestions

Serve chilled between 10°C and 12°C

Pairs wonderfully with cheddar cheese and dark chocolate and can be enjoyed as a dessert or as an aperitif.

 

Format

200ml – 10.5%alc./vol.

Fire & Ice by C.E.Petch

Our Fire & Ice Ice Cider is made from a slightly modified variety base to our original Ice Cider which is then aged in Bourbon oak casks for at least twelves months. This unique ageing process harmonizes the delectable notes of apple, with the bold notes of butterscotch and toasted vanilla. A truly exquisite level of ice cider, and as always is made solely from apples matured and frozen on the tree.

 

Apple Varieties

Fuji, Russet, Gala, Cortland, Honeycrisp, McIntosh

 

Production Method

Cryo-extraction - The production of this quality ice cider begins in January/February, when apples that have frozen on the tree are picked and slowly squeezed frozen for their highly concentrated and delightfully sweet nectar. The nectar is then fermented ever so carefully over a period several months. When the desired balance between sweetness and acidity is obtained, we cease fermentation and continue to age in ex-Bourbon oak barrels for at least twelve months. 

 

Serving Suggestions

Serve chilled between 10°C and 12°C

To be enjoyed as a dessert or digestive. Pairs wonderfully with fine cheeses and dark chocolate.

 

Format

200ml – 11.5%alc./vol.

Yellow Label Dry Hop by C.E.Petch
Halfway between a cider and a blonde beer, our Dry Hop is a uniquely refreshing alternative. Crisp with a dry finish, and with plenty of lemon, citrus, and floral aromas. Produced with Cascade and Centennial Quebec hops.

 

Apple Varieties

McIntosh, Russet, Cortland, Empire

Production Method  

A dry sparkling cider that has been macerated in hops post-fermentation to bring out a whole difference style or taste and aroma. After ageing several months on its lees, this cider is then filtered and bottled for your enjoyment!

Serving Suggestions

Serve chilled between 5°C and 7°C  

To be enjoyed with with family and friends. Pairs very well with grilled chicken, seafood, and Asian dishes.

Format

500ml - 7%alc./vol.       

                                 

ILLICIT Moonshine - Apple Pie

ILLICIT is a prohibition style secret recipe that dates back to the 1920's in the small border town of Hemmingford. At the time, Hemmingford was equally renowned for its bountiful apple orchards as well as being infamously known as a smuggling hub for contraband liquor. ILLICIT Apple Pie has the rich complex flavor of a freshly baked apple pie, and finishes slightly sweet and smooth on the palate.

 

Production Method

The perfect blend of cider, high-proof Moonshine, fresh pressed apple juice, and an array of spices is matured for several months before being cold-filtered and then bottled. 

 

Serving Suggestions

Can be enjoyed neat, on the rocks, or in a variety of cocktail creations. 

 

Format

750ml – 20%alc./vol.

ILLICIT Moonshine - Pear Ginger

ILLICIT is a prohibition style secret recipe that dates back to the 1920's in the small border town of Hemmingford. At the time, Hemmingford was equally renowned for its bountiful apple orchards as well as being infamously known as a smuggling hub for contraband liquor. ILLICIT Pear Ginger has the rich flavor of fresh ginger and lemon zest, as well as a side of warm spiced pear pie. 

 

Production Method

The perfect blend of cider, high-proof Moonshine, fresh pressed pear juice, and an array of spices is matured for several months before being cold-filtered and then bottled. 

 

Serving Suggestions

Can be enjoyed neat, on the rocks, or in a variety of cocktail creations. 

 

Format

750ml – 20%alc./vol.

POMONA Sparkling Apple Juice

Hand-picked and then freshly pressed, only our finest sweet apples were chosen to create this refreshing and all natural sparkling juice. No added preservatives, simply apples!

Available in Juicy Apple and Apple-Grapefruit flavors. 

Apple Varieties

Honeycrisp, McIntosh, Cortland, Gala

 

Production Method

To create POMONA, our orchard fresh apple juice is cold filtered five times before being carbonated under pressure, pasteurized, and bottled. Made of 100% natural apple juice- no added preservatives!

 

Serving Suggestions

Easy drinking and thirst quenching, POMONA can be enjoyed by all ages, any time, anywhere! Best served iced cold.

 

Format

275ml, (4x275ml), & 750ml – 0%alc./vol.