Our Cider

We proudly craft our cider in our state-of-the-art cider production facility amidst 7,500 acres of apple orchards, in the heart of apple country. Using only the finest apples these orchards have to offer, we have created premium, easy drinking, crisp, and refreshing ciders that tantalize the palette.


Thornbury Premium Apple Cider

Thornbury Premium Cider is a truly original Canadian cider that tastes like a traditional English cider: dry, crisp and premium. It’s made with 100% fresh-pressed local apples (not from concentrate) and is cold filtered to maintain maximum flavour and aroma. Great news for those with gluten sensitivity, Thornbury Premium Apple Cider is 100% gluten free. This cider is best served chilled, with or without ice.

ABV: 5.3% – 473 ml


Cranberry Apple Cider

Relish in the all-natural bright red colour of our Thornbury Premium Cranberry Apple Cider! Exceptionally balanced with natural sweetness and tartness, enjoy this unique speciality cider over ice.

Made using 100% Canadian Apples and Cranberries.

ABV: 5.3% – 473 ml


Wild Blueberry Elderflower Apple Cider

This refreshing cider has aromas of elderflower, passionfruit and blueberry notes. Blueberry flavour comes from wild Nova Scotian blueberries creating a cider that is both delicate and flavoursome with a lingering blueberry finish.

ABV: 5.1% – 473 ml


Spiced Apple Cider

Our limited edition Thornbury Spiced Apple Cider is created with a unique blend of 100% fresh-pressed Ontario apples, delicately balanced with soft cinnamon and a hint of caramel that is sure to remind you of apple pie.

ABV: 5.3% – 473 ml

Blood Orange Apple Cider

Blood Orange Apple Cider is full bodied with blood orange and tropical juice notes followed by a smooth zesty orange finish. The nose is sweet with zesty orange, tropical and citrus aromas.

Available at the Thornbury Cider & Brew House


RosÉ Apple Cider

A winning blend of our Premium Craft Cider and Canadian red wine, our Rosé Cider is soft coral pink in colour. Welcoming notes of fresh raspberry on the nose are followed by flavours of red berry and apple. Silky smooth, it finishes with just a hint of crispness. This fantastic cider is versatile in all its deliciousness – a great fit for aprés ski or relaxing on the patio.

Available at the Thornbury Cider & Brew House


Red door releases

Exclusive cider and beer releases, only available at our Cider & Brew House!


Raspberry Apple Cider

A vibrant bright red in colour, our Raspberry Apple Cider features inviting aromas of fresh-picked raspberries. It’s juicy berry-bomb balances nicely with a delightful tartness leaving a pleasant tingle on the finish. It’s a perfect combination with warm Spring weather and fresh growing flowers.

Honey Crisp Apple Cider

They said it couldn’t be done. Made from the ever-popular Honey Crisp apple, this great tasting single varietal has been the unattainable dream within the Ontario cider industry, until now. Aged in our stainless-steel tanks for an entire year, this cider is dry but soft and low in acidity. The natural malolactic fermentation process and extended aging give it a buttery softness, reminiscent of an expensive Chardonnay. Soft apple notes on the nose and palate give way to just a hint of honey in the finish. This is available only in extremely limited quantities, so enjoy the decadent softness while it lasts!


Tropical Apple Cider

Strong aromas of tropical fruit and citrus on the nose give way to flavours of luscious passionfruit with a hint of pineapple. A tasty finish of grapefruit lingers on the palate. This warm-weather gem is the soft yellow-orange of a summer sunset over the bay, with just enough sparkle. It’s your new summer favourite!

Meet the Cider Master - Doug Johnson

Nothing pleases Doug Johnson more than positive response to Thornbury Premium Cider. And why wouldn’t it? He’s the Head Cider Master at Thornbury Village Cider House & Brewery. He set out to craft a light, easy to drink, champagne style cider with just a very slight hint of apple. And he’s succeeded. From first time cider drinkers to cider aficionados, Thornbury Cider is being enjoyed by all types of people and a wide-range of taste buds. It’s universal appeal projects into a very bright future.


With a background in biochemistry and over 20 years of experience in various types of fermentation and apple processing, Doug Johnson brings a wealth of experience and expertise to Thornbury Village Cider House & Brewery.

He’s also proud of the fact that Thornbury Cider is produced in Thornbury, Ontario. Thornbury Village is in the heart of Ontario Apple country with a base of knowledgeable, experienced apple growers. The cider house couldn’t be in a better place.

And for the record, Doug prefers his Thornbury Premium Cider over a mound of ice.

Our Cider Making Process

Thornbury Cider FAQ

Yes, Thornbury Premium Craft Cider is naturally gluten-free. It is also suitable for vegetarians and vegans!

Thornbury Premium Cider is a truly original Canadian cider that tastes like a traditional English cider: dry, crisp and premium. It’s made with 100% fresh-pressed local apples (not from concentrate), and crafted in the 100 year old Thornbury Village Cider House in Georgian Bay, giving this cider it’s unique character.

We deliver our award winning craft cider right across Ontario. Contact our experienced Customer Service and Sales Team today to set up deliveries direct to your establishment!

We can offer tours while our canning line is not in production. Ask your server when you visit the Cider House! The cider house in Thornbury has a tasting room and retail store open to the public.


Thank you to all our customers, friends and colleagues who continue to help us exceed expectations