Tours & Parties

If you’d like to take a tour of our grounds or host a party here, we’re only too happy to oblige.

Our farmhouse provides a magical setting for birthday parties, corporate events, holiday celebrations and more. Enjoy a farm to table meal on the deck, a private setting in the orchard under tents, a reception by our pond quarry, or book the whole property. No matter what your heart desires, our kitchen team can design a menu to suit any occasion.

Tour Groups of 10 or More

Private Guided Cidery & Distillery Tour: Experience Merridale through our eyes by visiting areas not open to the general public. In this tour you’ll see the inner workings of our cidery and distillery, learn about our processes and get to sample the fruits of our labour.

$10 per person based on a minimum 10 people

Group Meal Options

Hungry? Consider the following Group Menus to add to your tour and tasting:

Picnic Menu

We provide you with a little red wagon full of everything you need for your summer picnic under a tent in our orchard meadow. Of course, cider, beer and wine can be added to your picnic too!
Feeds 10 people ~ 160

Salads, choose two

Truffle Nugget Potato Salad

With crispy bacon bits

Roasted Root Vegetable Salad

With feta, hazelnuts and grainy mustard dressing

Pasta Salad

With cherry tomatoes, scallions and creamy herb dressing

Focaccia Flatbread Sandwich, choose one

Italian Deli

Fresh meats, red pepper sofrito and aged cheddar

Vegetarian

Herbed cream cheese spread and fresh vegetables

Chicken & Apple Salad

Toasted pine nuts and arugula

Dessert

Merridale Apple Pie ~ 25

Additions

House Made Charcuterie Platter ~ 35
House Made Kettle Chips ~ 25
Add an Extra Salad ~ 25
Add an Extra Sandwich Flatbread ~ 60
Add an Extra Half Sandwich Flatbread ~ 30

Cider per Growler (1.89 litres)

House (6%) ~ 29
House Dry (6%) ~ 29
Merri Berri (6%) ~ 29
Traditional (7%) ~ 30
Scrumpy (11%) ~ 38
Cyser (10%) ~ 38

Cocktails per Litre

Cider Sangria ~ 20
Caesars ~ 22
Lavender Lemonade ~ 22
Apple-Lime Gin Punch ~ 22

Wine per Litre

Domaine de Chaberton ~ 25

Blanc or Rouge

Beer per Litre

Phillip’s Blue Buck ~ 16

Pizza Menu

Our legendary brick oven pizza served in our Eatery is outstanding. But when it’s served to you amidst blossoming apple trees in our orchard, it’s an experience you’ll never forget.
For groups of 10 or more ~ 15 per person plus taxes and gratuities

3 slices of pizza per person and a family-style Merridale Salad

Deep Dish Pizza, your choice of

Margherita
Pesto Chicken
Classic Pepperoni

Salad

Merridale Artisan Greens Salad ~ served family style

Mixed greens, fresh apple, shaved beets, toasted pumpkin seeds, lemon balsamic dressing

Dessert

Dessert ~ add $5 per person

Ask about our seasonal dessert

Family-Style Menu

Whether you have a family or just a group of friends that feels like one, let us serve you platters of delicious food and drinks served at the lovely long tables in our Eatery.

Please note: each selection applies to your entire group.

For groups of 15 or more ~ 20 per person
Add fresh baked bread and dip ~ 2 per person

Starters, choose two (additional choices $3)

Artisan Green Salad

Mixed greens, fresh apple, shaved beets, toasted pumpkin seeds, lemon balsamic dressing

Warm Potato Salad

Roasted Yukon potatoes, charred onions, bacon, sour cream and chive dressing

Lemon and Herb Potatoes

Roasted Yukon nugget potatoes, fresh garden herbs

Apple Coleslaw

Shallots, toasted cashews, shaved green cabbage, cider vinaigrette

Mains, choose one (additional choices $5)

Roasted Chicken Legs

Lightly smoked, Cajun dry rub

Herb Roasted Pork Loin

Herb and Dijon marinade, apple cider jus

Roasted Mushroom Gnocchi

Tomato basil sauce, braised kale, garden fresh herbs

Dessert, choose one

Sugar Cookies
Apple Crisp ~ additional $4 per person

Whipped Chantilly cream

Tour Groups of Nine or Less

Self-Guided Tours of the Cellar & Orchard: There’s no need to make a reservation if you’re just a small group. Simply grab a map in the farmhouse (or download it here) and set off on your Merri way. Watch for the numbered signs which will help guide you. Our distillery operation does require staff accompaniment, but you’re welcome to sneak a peek in the window.

Self-Guided Family Tours of the Orchard: On this family-oriented tour, you can explore our orchard and learn about apple trees, indigenous plant life and little known facts about Cowichan. This tour also highlights “Merri and Dale” – the magical apple blossom faeries living on our property. Pick up our “Mystical Orchard Adventure Map” to search for faeries, dryads, hobgoblins, gnomes and elves or download it here. And don't forget to ask about our Kid's Menu when you join us in the Eatery!

Guided Tastings at the Bar

At Merridale, we have dozens of ciders and spirits that are just waiting to get to know you. Our team is happy to introduce you to them in a guided tasting session. This is an opportunity to sip on cocktails, sample flights, or even enjoy a glass of wine or beer from our neighbouring friends. If you’re a group of 10 or more, please consider making a reservation so we can give your group individualized attention. Don’t forget the lounge snacks if you want just a little something to go with our potables. Our house-made kettle chips are rather amazing!

One last note, net proceeds from our cider tasting flights are donated to charities. We donate to those in need that are close to our farm, or those that are close to our hearts. Yes, you can feel good about taking a flight at Merridale. Please ask at the tasting bar if you would like to hear more about the charity we are supporting when you visit.