Winter Activities at Merridale

There is so much to do at Merridale in the winter. Our farm is a great local escape - just up the road in Cowichan. Get a little fresh air, then come inside and get cozy with delicious craft cider, cocktails and farm-inspired comfort food. We're open 7 days a week all winter. We've got a sip and savour adventure that's just right for you!

Sunday - Thursday: 11am to 5pm
Friday - Saturday: 11am to 8pm

Family Orchard Escape

Put on your boots and wander through our orchard Faerie walk. Try your luck at our orchard nature scavenger hunt. Click here to view our orchard map.

For the big kids (adults), the self guided tour boards offer quirky facts about the natural Cowichan habitat and our apples. Finish your outdoor exploration with comfort food and craft drinks in the Eatery. We even have a non-alcoholic flight for kids and non-drinkers! Learn more about our full line up of beverages here.

Sip & Discover

Take our outdoor self-guided cider and spirit tour.  Learn about the nuances of the craft, and what “craft” really means.  Then bring on the taste sensations with your new-found knowledge and enjoy a cider, spirit, or cocktail tasting inside the eatery.  Our team are eager to share more secrets about our craft. 

Sip and Shop!

Looking for the gift for a craft spirit lover in your life? Or maybe just a little treat for yourself. Our retail store is full of great options, like our Bliss kit, which comes with everything you need to make our delicately sweet and floral #Bliss cocktail, including our Cowichan Vodka, Lavender Lemon Syrup and cocktail recipe card. For a little extra pampering, it even has some of our Lavender Lemon shea butter hand cream.

Charcuterie To Go - $69.00

Rather stay home?  Pre-order and pick-up a “charcuterie to go kit” for a cozy date night or maybe a picnic for two in the great outdoors. It includes:

  • 3 different cured meats
  • 3 different local cheeses
  • Smoked olives
  • Loaf of brick oven Bread
  • Choice of preserves
  • Choice of dessert (apple pie or strawberry rhubarb pie)
  • 4 cans of cider of your choice

Email us to pre-order yours today


Sip Savour Support

Starting January 29th, Merridale will be part of local campaign bringing awareness to the diverse food and craft beverages establishments in Cowichan.  Now more than ever, local businesses need your support.  And staying close to home is easy when you have so many amazing places to choose from.  Savour local food and discover Cowichan favourites.  Purchase a Passport and sip tasting flights at 10 different craft establishments.  Support local and help Cowichan thrive.