There is no better time to visit Merridale than fall! Come immerse yourself in the splendour of our orchard at harvest time. The sweet aroma of ripening apples in the crisp fall air, the changing colours of the leaves and the flurry of activity as our fruit moves from tree to press to tank. Witness the start of our next vintage of cider and so much more!
Here are some exciting things coming up this November:
November 1 – November 30 “Eat. Stay. Play.”
Through out the month of November, we are excited to be part of Tourism Cowichan’s Eat. Stay. Play. Campaign. In addition to a variety of special events taking place throughout the month, we also have a special “Cider and Charcuterie” combo that will be available in our Eatery during the month of November. Come cozy-up in Cowichan with two glasses of delicious cider paired with our scrumptious charcuterie board. Learn More
Saturday, November 9 – 2nd Annual Craft Spirit Festival
Join us for a celebration of Vancouver Island’s best craft distilleries and taste unique local spirits. General admission is $35 and includes a safe return bus ride and souvenir tasting glass. Learn more
Saturday, November 23 – “Getting into the Spirits” – A Holiday Entertaining Workshop
Come for a delicious and engaging evening where you’ll have the chance to taste rate spirits from Merridale’s library, learn some easy-to-prepare holiday cocktails and discover the how to build the perfect locally sourced charcuterie board. Learn more
Saturday, November 23 – Sunday, January 5 – Christmas at the Farm
Come home to the farm this holiday season, where we offer a one-of-a-kind Christmas experience. From the moment you arrive at Merridale, you will be transported into a Christmas wonderland. With thousands of twinkle lights and decorations, festive long table dinners, holiday shopping and entertainment, it’s an enchanting experience for the whole family.