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Portrait of an Apple: Crimson Crisp

Portrait of an Apple: Crimson Crisp

At Windswept we aim to craft authentic dry ciders that capture the essence of the apple orchards of Georgian Bay. Our Crimson Crisp is a Single Orchard Single Varietal Cider that showcases the beauty of the Crimson Crisp apple. This distinctly unique apple possesses white wine-like qualities that are showcased in our traditional method sparkling cider...

 

 

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Windswept and Lost Orchard Harvest 2017

Windswept and Lost Orchard Harvest 2017
Our 2017 Lost Orchard cider harvest was a lot of fun this year. We discovered some new organic orchard sites, as well as some interesting new varieties of wild pear to add to our perry trials. Sign up for our newsletter for an invite to our next volunteer harvest event.

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Pear Cider. For the love of Perry.

Pear Cider. For the love of Perry.
Since discovering a wild old grove of heirloom apple, plum and pear trees on our 100 acre farm, foraging for wild apples and harvesting wild perry pears has quickly become one of our favourite things to do. We're continually inspired by the endless heirloom and new varieties yet to be discovered and transformed into rare vintage ciders that reflect a sense of time and place.

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Earth day work bee grafting cider apple trees

Earth day work bee grafting cider apple trees

Is there a better way to spend Earth day than gathering with friends to graft hundreds of cider apple trees? This past weekend we headed on over to Heartwood Farm & Cidery to continue building our own cider orchard.  Apple trees are grafted for several reasons - the first being that apple...

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Lost Orchards and Wild Perry Pears Autumn 2016

Lost Orchards and Wild Perry Pears Autumn 2016

You can tell it's harvest season in our neck of the woods, when you start seeing truck after truck full of apple harvest bins being delivered to the local orchards. There’s definitely a calm before the storm vibe to our days right now, as we start gearing up for our first harvests...

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