They are an Okanagan icon…plump red apples hanging in sun-dappled orchards. It is harvest time and along with world-famous eating apples, local cideries create some amazing traditional and New World ciders. A trip to one of the charming cideries tucked away in the orchards is well worth the drive for the tour and tasting, as well as the scenery.
In the hillsides of Vernon you will find BX Press Cidery and Orchard, a local spot rich with history and great ciders to sample. BX gets its name from Frances Bernard, who arrived in Quebec in the 1860’s. An entrepreneurial young man, he walked mail from Vernon to Barkerville to the lonely prospectors of the gold rush, at a walloping $2 per item.