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General News · 23rd August 2021
No Apples? No Problem.
Good Libations is excited to partner with local Reef Point farmer, Sara Stewart, and offer artisanal apples in bulk for juice, cider and winemaking. Including these artisanal apples, one batch of apple wine or cider is 23 liters and starts at $205. To preorder, please call us at the shop 250.935.0126, or call Loni at 250.935.0056 for more details.

Are your apples falling off the tree? Don’t pick them yet! Slice one open and look at the seeds. When apples are ready, the seeds are dark brown. If they are white or yellow, they still have loads of time on the tree to ripen and produce the sugar for the process.

Older trees that are not thinned, may be so loaded with apples that they self prune (aka the apples are falling off the tree right now!) This is NOT an indication that your apples are ready.

You need at least 100 pounds of apples to make one batch (23 Liters=30 750mL wine bottles) of wine or cider. We will help you make a fermented batch of good libations in our local shop. This process is $105 for cider or wine. Short on apples? Blends with Reef Point apples may be possible for an additional $1/pound.

Just juicing your apples is $1.05 per liter.

Please give us a call BEFORE you harvest your fruit, intended for juice, wine or cider. Keeping your apples in proper cold storage after harvesting is integral to juicing success. Let us help maximize the flavor and quality. We have a walk-in cooler for customer convenience. We look forward to hearing from you. Loni is happy to answer all your apple juicing questions.

Please call us at the shop 250.935.0126, or call Loni at 250.935.0056, or email

Editor's note: Good Libations is a sponsor of the Tideline. You can find their full sponsor page here: