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Peachy Pear Design Contest

By spirittreecider | June 13, 2020

UPDATED June 15. We have selected the winner! The submissions are in! Check out the incredible artwork! When we decided to do a contest to design the label for our new Peachy Pear Cider, we were only expecting a few entries. We were absolutely blown away by what came in! This is such a creative…

Blossom Watch 2020 – That’s a wrap!

By spirittreecider | June 4, 2020

And that’s a wrap folks! The blossom season was very short this year. The trees were budding for about 2 weeks but with the warm weather, the blossoms only lasted about 5 days.   There were lots of blossoms this year, which means lots of apples this fall for picking and cider!   Thanks to…

Blossom Watch 2020 – honeybees hard at work

By spirittreecider | May 26, 2020

The honeybees have been very happy in the last few days! With the trees blooming, they are hard at work pollinating all the blooms. The bees help cross-pollinate the apple blooms and ensure we have a healthy harvest in the fall. The bees are an essential part of the pollination process for the formation of…

Blossom Watch 2020 – Crabapples in full bloom

By spirittreecider | May 25, 2020

The crabapples are always the first to bloom. With the recent warm days, the buds have popped and are in full bloom! The Empires will be the next to bloom. Just a reminder, that our orchards are closed to the public. We know they make for beautiful photos but please no wondering in the orchard.…

Design a Can Contest

By spirittreecider | May 24, 2020

Calling all artists!  This summer, Spirit Tree Estate Cidery is launching a new cider and we want YOUR help to design the new label! Yes, that’s right! The maker of your favourite ciders, like Dry Hopped and Pear Lavender, is launching a new flavour.  With hot summer days creeping around the corner, we’ve decided to make yet…

Spirit Tree’s COVID-19 Procedures

By spirittreecider | May 22, 2020

UPDATED JULY 16, 2020 At Spirit Tree Estate Cidery, the health of our customers and employees are our number one priority. The Ciderhouse Bistro remains closed BUT our outdoor patio is OPEN as of July 3. Our goal is always to serve our community by providing an option for food items, as well as maintain…

Blossom Watch 2020 – Prebloom

By spirittreecider | May 20, 2020

We are finally starting to see the sunshine and warmer temperatures. For the apple trees, this means that the blossoms are just around the corner. The buds are in the pre-bloom stage, also known as the popcorn stage.   We expect to be in full bloom sometime next week.   We would like to remind…

Blossom Watch 2020 – Snow in May!

By spirittreecider | May 13, 2020

As if we haven’t been dealing with enough, Mother Nature gives us snow in May! Here in Caledon, we woke to an 1.5 inch of snow on the ground. Thankfully it didn’t last long but we have had a few frosty mornings. When the temperature goes below zero, we expect to see some damage to…

Blossom Watch 2020 – The trees are budding

By spirittreecider | May 8, 2020

It’s the launch of Blossom Watch 2020! The trees are budding!

Spirit Tree in 2010

Spirit Tree Turns Ten: the vision and how it all began

By spirittreecider | February 29, 2020

Spirit Tree Estate Cidery opened its doors in September 2009. Much like an apple tree in the orchard, the idea for the Cidery was planted many years before it first blossomed.

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