Summerland, Okanagan Valley
NOMAD CIDER, located in the heart of the Okanagan Valley, is a farm-to-glass craft cidery passionate about making cider the way it has been traditionally crafted; by hand with only fresh-pressed apples and pears. They are committed to producing exceptional cider made only from the local varietals grown by themselves and their dedicated farming partners in the Okanagan-Similkameen region of BC.
The focus is to be nomadic in global cider culture by stylistically representing cider regions from around the world. Devoted to exploring food, drink, and culture. Their thirst for knowledge and new experiences continually inspire them to create great-tasting regional centric ciders.
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single varietals + wild orchards
Hand-crafted cider made from one variety of apple, to showcase the inherent characteristics of specific herigate cider fruit. Single orchard, and vintage specific.
Originating in north eastern Switzerland during in the early 1800’s, where it was made into a traditional sparkling apple-wine. This apple’s flesh is pale greenish, firm and coarse-grained with a dry-ish texture.
High acidity, untempered by going through partial-MLF. Creamy, biscuity notes – think of a freshly baked apple-cream danish.
Blauacher 12 x 500ml | SKU #250429 | $7.91
An apple variety that was developed in the 19th century as part of H.P. Bulmer’s English cider operations, although the name suggest some origins in Normandy, France. Bulmer’s Norman produces a bittersweet juice, and a cider that offers aromatics of caramel and toffee, with notes of clementine and honeysuckle. Medium tannin and acidity.
Bulmer’s Norman 12 x 500ml | SKU #463412 | $7.91
First identified in the late 1500s, this apple has been renowned in French culinary traditions for centuries, both as a favourite for baking and for providing a delicious sharpness to ciders and cider vinegars.
High acidity and low tannins, this cider gives notes of green banana, crunchy asian pears and pineapple rind.
Calville Blanc 12 x 500ml | SKU #344075 | $7.91
~COX ORANGE PIPPIN ~
This is the classic English apple, often regarded as the finest of all apples and first identified in 1825. An unparalleled complexity of flavours, at once spicy, honeyed, nutty, and aromatic yet subtle, with an ideal balance of sweet and tart.
Cox Orange Pippin 12 x 500ml | SKU #250437 | $7.91
Lemongrass and vinous tones on the nose. Limestone and lemon zest on the palate. High acidity and medium tannin.
These apples have yellow-green skins flecked with red, usually harvested in November in the UK. The flesh is greenish and aromatic.
Dabinett 12 x 500ml | SKU #463428 | $7.91
Floral honey and baked apple pie on the nose, in the mouth it’s full-bodied with notes of orange bitters. Very firm tannins and medium acidity.
A traditional and important French cider variety producing a strong bittersharp juice, this apple originates from the far west of France in the Bretagne region, where it is a required component in certain appellations (Cornauaille in Bretagne & Pays d’Angu in Normandie).
Frequin Rouge 12 x 500ml | SKU #463417 | $7.91
Apples with red or pink flesh insides have a long and storied history, with the coloured flesh usually being a distinct marker of their crabapple lineage. The Geneva apple was developed in the 1930s in Ottawa, under the leadership of Isabella Preston who specialized in crossings of cold-hardy plants. This delightfully pink apple adds tons of sharp acidity to ciders, in a way that makes it reminscent of rhubarb. Other flavours and aromas include ripe summer berries and heady florals.
Geneva 12 x 500ml | SKU #344066 | $7.91
Another classic French bittersweet native to Brittany, this apple was first identified in the 1890’s and is thought to have grown from a variety of Frequin apples (like grape vines, apple trees have to be propogated – if you plant a seed from one tree, the new tree will be totally different!)
This cider is linear and lean, driven by minerality and firm tannins. Almost a hint of smokiness, this cider would be amazing with oysters or aburi sushi.
Kermerrien 12 x 500ml | SKU #344080 | $7.91
A small dark red apple, formerly grown in the West Country cider-producing regions of England, and now a popular variety amongst cider enthusiasts. It’s notoriously difficult to grow, generally considered a poor cropper and yet produces some of the best bittersharp juices and said to be “the most valuable cider apple” in English cider lore.
Sour green grapes and underripe stonefruit, early-picked apples, and green sour patch kid candies. High acid and medium-plus tannin.
KINGSTON BLACK 12 x 500ml | SKU #64408 | $7.91
This particular apple is quite rare to find, and is not written about much despite being known as a blending apple for cider for centuries. It is generally known to come from the Brittany/Bretagne region and is also one of the permitted varieties to use in production of Calvados (French apple brandy).
A soft, creamy texture leads the way to snappy acidity and notes of lemon verbena, lime leaf, and tarragon. Low tannings.
Locard Vert 12 x 500ml | SKU #344072 | $7.91
Like so many cider apple varieties, this apple originted in Normandy but didn’t gain renown until the 1900s when it became the most-planted cider variety in England. This is your approachable cider apple, with precise bitterness, lower malic acid, and higher sugars and tannins. Plus, this is one of few apple varieties which reliably crops annually. Honeydew melon on the nose, with lemon balm and green banana on the palate. Medium acidity and medium tannin structure.
Michelin 12 x 500ml | SKU #463425 | $7.91
This is an apple with ancient origins in the Swiss Alps. The apple has a distincly grape-y and wine-like flavour profile and is not usually seen outside of its native Switzerland.
Great tannin structure and lower acids, with toasty notes of vanilla and baking spice, baked apple cobbler.
Pomme Raisin 12 x 500ml | SKU #344083 | $7.91
These small-batch ciders were conditioned on fresh fruit and botanicals to infuse them with natural flavours.
Crafted with care using local, fresh-pressed cider and dessert apples. Local whole Haskap berries were conditioned on fully fermented cider for 1 month. Tart blueberry and raspberry. Structured tannins with a long mixed berry finish.
Haskap Berry 24 x 473ml | SKU #282861 | $6.91
Local whole raspberries were conditioned on fully fermented cider for 2 months, resulting in a brilliant pink hue and tangy-tart pure raspberry flavours.
Raspberry 24 x 473ml | SKU #282880 | $6.91
Local whole strawberries were conditioned on fully fermented cider for 2 months. Freshly picked strawberries, citrus and melon. It Finishes dry with hints of grapefruit.
Strawberry 24 x 473ml | SKU #282886 | $6.91
Cider made in the style of a Belgian Rouge beer: Fermented with monastic Belgian beer yeast, aged 2 months on cherries, cranberries, and raspberries, then slightly soured. Rich and fruity with lots of body.
Belgian Rouge 12 x 500ml | SKU #99870 | $7.91
Belgian Rouge 24 x 473ml | SKU #282883 | $6.91
Hand-Crafter Cider made from cider apples, heritage dessert apples, and pears grown organically in the Okanagan and Similkameen Valleys.
Crafted with care using local, fresh-pressed cider and dessert apples. An honest Okanagan-Similkameen expression with its crisp and refreshing fruit-forward apple aroma and palate.
The inclusion of cider apples results in a semi-dry with a bit more complexity and less sweetness than others, it has pleasant acidty and a bone dry finish. Very moreish.
Semi-Dry 12 x 500ml | SKU #55713 |$5.91
Semi-Dry 20L Kegs | SKU #52991 |$160.99
Semi-Dry Cans 24 x 473ml | SKU #136331 |$5.50
Made with 100% Pears – Bosc, Anjou and Bartlett. An elegant semi-dry with a floral nose and crisp effervescent finish.
PEAR 12 x 500ml | SKU #205524 | $7.91
Representing influential cider regions from around the world.
A homage to the classic English style with its complex flavour profile, sharp acidity and firm apple tannins. Cider apples fermented with natural yeast. 6.5%.
Traditional Dry 500ml | SKU #55630 | $7.91
Made in a modern Spanish style with on-skin fermentation and an aromatic hint of volatile acidity. Fresh green apple notes with earthy and slightly funky tones, bright acidity and tannin structure for a long finish.
Sparkling Sagardo 500ml | SKU #81673 |$7.91
A lightly carbonated German-style cider with high acidity and low tannin. Very fruity and pure, with aromatic notes of lemon and rhubarb.
Apfelwein 500ml | SKU #64629 |$7.91
Ciders fermented or aged in barrels which were previously used for other drinks, giving them complexity and longevity.
Bright and refreshing with hints of banana, butterscotch and vanilla. Fresh-pressed cider varieties, all grown locally in the Okanagan and Similkameen Valleys. Aged 2 months in Woodford Reserve Kentucky straight bourbon barrels. Bright and refreshing with hints of banana, butterscotch and vanilla.
Maple Bourbon Barrel 500ml | SKU #205554 |$7.91
~PINOT BARREL FERMENT~
This cider went through a 2-stage fermentation, first on it’s own and then on Blue Mountain Winery pressed Pinot Noir skins. Afterwards, it was aged in neutral French oak barrels from Blue Mountian’s Pinot Noir cellar. Dry and tannic with hints of vanilla, toffee, cherry and cassis.
Pinot Barrel Ferment 500ml | SKU #205557 |$7.91
A naturally sweeter cider with full apple flavour and smooth acidity. Made through a traditional French process of denitrification resulting in an incomplete fermentation, leaving some residual sugar. Made with 100% organic apples.
KEEVED CIDER 6 x 750ml | SKU #81907 | $25.00
This late-harvest-style cider is bursting with tropical flavours like papaya and banana. Made by cryo-extraction of fresh-pressed apple juice.