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Ontario Cider Industry celebrates restoration of Historic Apple Cider House

Thornbury Village - Thornbury Premium Apple Cider, Ontario's number-one-selling Ontario Craft cider is enjoying a newly renovated home at the recently restored, historic apple storage building overlooking beautiful views of Georgian Bay and the Blue Mountains. A grand opening celebration and ceremonial apple tree planting was held among local dignitaries and industry stakeholders on May 16th to celebrate the conclusion of the year-long renovation.

Jim Clark, President of Thornbury Village Craft Cider and Brew House commented, "We are thrilled to be able to open our doors to the public following our extensive renovations. Everyone involved in the project is proud of the results and we're confident that our historic location will become an important landmark in the area, both for local residents and tourists."

The century-old cider house is nestled in the heart of Ontario apple country, which has over 7,500 acres of apple orchards in the surrounding area. Guests visiting the Craft Cider and Brew House can experience tastings of our premium craft cider and craft beers in addition to many unique small-batch, seasonal offerings only available at our tasting centre. Locally-sourced cheese and charcuterie plates that pair perfectly with the craft cider and beer offerings are available for purchase and can be enjoyed during fair weather on the large patio.

Established in 2007, nestled in the famous Blue Mountains, the heart of Canada's apple country, Thornbury Village Craft Cider House has been producing premium apple cider in a century old historic apple processing facility. Thornbury cider is traditionally crafted in small batches from locally sourced, pressed apples. The flagship product, Thornbury Premium Apple Cider, is the number one selling, authentic, Ontario-made craft cider.

The Thornbury Brewery is a proud Ontario Craft Brewer producing award-winning, small-batch crafted European style pilsners and lagers. Most notable brands include Pickup No. 26 Pilsner, which was awarded the Worlds' Best Czech style Pilsner in 2016. The most recent release is the Heritage '1833' Lager, a golden lager, inspired by the light of the morning sun rising over Georgian Bay, striking the famous Blue Mountains. The original brewer is located in Nobleton, Ontario, and officially opened in July of 2002 with one of the only authentic German decoction brew houses in Canada. Committed to brewing stylistically authentic, ultra-premium beer, the brewery has earned immediate recognition with both discerning beer drinkers and critics alike. More at: thornburycraft.com

The Colio Estate Wines story is one of patience, determination, and perseverance – qualities that still remain at the heart of our winemaking practices and spirit. It was along the sunny shores of Lake Erie, the southernmost and warmest wine region of Ontario, where three Italian bricklayers named Alfredo, Enzo and Tiberio decided to fulfill their life dream of building a world-class winery.

Over 35 years later, consumers continue to enjoy the rewards of the hard work and craftsmanship that are poured into every bottle of Colio Estate wines. The picturesque winery is located in Harrow in the heart of the Essex/Pelee Island Coast Wine Country. Our wines are available at LCBO stores and any of the 14 Colio Wine Boutiques across the province. More at: coliowinery.com

Photo Stephen Elphick/Danielle Giroux (Thornbury)



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