THE CORE 2018-05-16T02:20:34+00:00

What’s New!

  • Over 200 new Cider trees planted this spring
  • Orchard is in full bloom with busy bees pollinating
  • Tasting room to open mid June hours will be Fri, Sat, Sun 11am to 5pm
  • We will be unveiling our new Gabbie’s Granny Smith Cider in June
  • New growler program to be offered this summer


barn-orchard-frontWe are Keith and Marti MacKenzie, and we welcome you to our site.

In 2002 we began building our dream – an orchard of heritage apples on 27 acres of land in beautiful Gabriola Island, British Columbia, Canada.

We started with uncultivated scrub brush. We tilled the land. We created our own locally sourced compost to feed the soil. We built a nursery and trellised rows for our unique stock of heavy fruiting dwarf trees. And we built a cider barn and roadside stand to sell our crop and ciders.

Today our orchard has over 1,000 trees across two acres, with 25 different varieties of apples…and we’re still growing.

Our apples are not the same old varieties you will find in your typical grocery store…

They are heritage trees – apple varieties that once grew wild on farms, in gardens and hedgerows across the country, but that have been lost to everyday consumers.

We are dedicated to bringing these full flavors of the past back to blossom using best practices and organic methods…

So please join us for our u-pick orchards or a drink of our rich blended sweet cider, based on old-fashioned East Coast recipes.

Enjoy our other products like apple caramels and homemade apple butter.

We’re also very proud to introduce our very own Ravenskill craft-made Gabbie’s Premium Hard Cider.

We Look Forward to Sharing a Glass With You!