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Craft Brewers & Tasting Rooms

Locally made is the culture of the region.

What is better than discovering the perfect bottle of locally made wine? Arrow Slocan is home to a number of craft producers. Mead, wine, cider, vodka – it’s all made right here. Sip and savour your way through the region by taking the craft tour. Pair with stops at our many cafes and eateries for a culinary journey.

Vince Hempsall of Kootenay Mountain Culture recaps his fall trip exploring the harvest in Arrow Slocan – have a read.

  1. Burton City Cider
    After planting the trees and testing many batches, the cidery opened its doors to customers in 2016. At the tasting room find ciders on tap, tours, lunch options and pizza nights. Located on a 30-acre farm at the edge of Arrow Lakes with views of the Monashees and Mt Ingersoll, it’s worth planning to spend more than a moment here.

    Find Us:
    5470 Highway 6
    +1 250-265-7044

2. Valley of the Springs Winery
The best kept regional secret is that Arrow Lakes is a prime grape growing region. The winery’s orchard was planted in 2007, started as a hobby but became a full-time business. Valley of the Springs opened its cellar door in 2020 and now has an expected yield of 700 cases per year. Enjoy a charcuterie board and a bottle of their red, white or rose by the outdoor fireplace at their tasting room.

Find Us:
890 Alexander Road

3. Mithril Meadery
Find the merits in all things Medieval by enjoying a goblet of mead. Mead is an alcoholic beverage made with fermented honey that’s been through bouts of popularity since 400 A.D.

The Mead can currently be found at local markets, ordered for pick up or delivery – stay tuned for the tasting room’s official opening date in spring 2022.

Find Us:
201 Upper Brouse Road

4. Tonik Distillery
With recipes passed down from their forefathers, Tonik creates their regular and flavoured vodkas, ‘Old Tom’ Gin, as well as canned, flavoured vodka sodas for an easy to-go option. Join them at their tasting room and for their pizza nights.

Find Us:
1286 BC Highway 6
Crescent Valley