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Vancouver Island's Favourite Handcrafted Cidery and Winery

Raven’s Moon is located in Courtenay, BC on Vancouver Island. Imagine wild, untamed beaches and natural rain forests. We are happy to deliver within 50km of Courtenay in any direction, or ship across the country by Canada Post.

excellent taste in fruit

Our farm supports a main crop of blueberries and apples. There are four categories of cider apples that are pretty essential in making good ciders: sweet, sharps, bittersweets and bittersharps. We have been planting a variety of different apples over the past few years in a desire to get flavours that reflect our farm's terroir, where the complete natural environment including soil, topography, and climate, produces a unique flavour. Our blueberry crop certainly is defined by our location. We also buy fruit from Vancouver Island and BC mainland farmers, supporting a growing cider industry.

In every bottle

Our batches are small. In every bottle of cider you will find the crisp juice of naturally grown heirloom and  heritage apples from our farm and other BC farmers. You will find the traditional art of fermentation combined with a twist of a new age of cider. Always with apples as the base, we blend in other Vancouver Island and BC fruit, infusions and botanicals.

Our impact on the planet

Naturally Grown - We use only the juices of naturally grown BC fruit and botanicals. Not from concentrate.

Local Agriculture - All of our fruit and botanicals are BC grown.

100% Natural - When organic options are available, that's what we choose. Why wouldn't we? Most heritage and heirloom apples are naturally grown but not certified organic.

No Pesticides - The farms and orchards we shop at are clean-growing and sustainable.

Community Support - We support local conservation efforts of societies like LUSH Valley in their gleaning program.

Green Logistics - We know exactly where all of our ingredients travel from and we use all things local. Our footprint is small.


Always look on the bright cider life.
Life is short. Embrace opportunities to do what you love. We love to craft exciting ciders and wines as much as you'll enjoy drinking them.

The cellar team

George Ehrler

Founder & Cidermaker

Passionate and technical, George originally trained as an engineer. He was part of a Swiss Canadian family that made wine out of anything they had available, took to the science and chemistry of wine, and read a lot of really thick books. Keen on being a sustainable cider producer, he studied with Master Cider Maker Peter Mitchel in Oregon in 2013 and in 2014. 

Quinn Ehrler

Cidermaker and Cellar Rat

Passionate and artistic. Studying culinary arts has him develop a wicked palette. Experienced in fermentation and developing left of center flavors of cider. Loves to experiment with new ideas and flavors and techniques. Hates cleaning the tanks.

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Raven's Moon

Phone: (250) 338-9765
Email: Orders@ravensmooncraftcider.ca
Address: 4905 Darcy Rd
Courtenay, BC
V9J 1R5

Friday, Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm to 5:00pm

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