Country Holidays

Cider Makers

One of the best ways to learn about cider is by visiting a cidery, where you can see the process of cider making with your own eyes. Several cideries offer tours that let the visitors see the production process, taste the products and learn more about them. Cider makers accept visitors by prior appointment. Some cideries organise special festivals and open days, usually during the apple blooming or harvesting period.

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Winery ZILVER

The orchard boasts around 80 different apple varieties, some of which have been specially selected for making cider. A tour of the factory as well as cider and wine tasting with snacks are available. In the summer season, “apple captives” can be observed in the trees - apples that are grown straight in bottles, later having apple brandy poured over them.

Distance from countries capital city45 Active season months1-12 Accepts tourist groups Must register in advance This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance Accepts individual travellers
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Cirulisu Majas labumi

Apple cider, apple-plum cider, apple-pear cider, apple-blueberry cider.

Tasting of ciders and wines, as well as various fish products such as herring and sprat in salads and various marinades. All of the produce can be purchased.

Local lifestyle Distance from countries capital city110 Active season months1-12 Accommodation available Must register in advance
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LANDGUT TURKALNE

The 1 ha large Turkalne Manor orchard has apple trees of the “Sīpoliņš”, “Auksis”, “Antonovka”, “Remo”, and “Spartan” varieties. The Turkalne Manor ciders: apple cider, apple and rhubarb cider, mulled cider. Cider and cheese tastings and the opportunity to participate in the beer brewing process, as well as make your own beer. Catering can be organised.

Distance from countries capital city40 Active season months1-12 Accepts tourist groups Must register in advance
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Winery LIGATNE WINERY

Apple cider and apple ice cider, produced from the autumn and winter apple varieties of the self-managed garden. Wine and cider tastings. Produce can be purchased on-site all year round without prior arrangement.

Distance from countries capital city60 Active season months1-12 Must register in advance Accepts tourist groups Accepts individual travellers This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance
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ABAVAS family-owned winery and cellar

Abavas ciders have a particularly distinct northern flavour, fusing the classic heritage with northern herbs and berries, adding a fruity character, and pursuing bold creative combinations. Factory visit, tasting. Ciders, wines and other drinks can be purchased in the on-site shop all year round.

Distance from countries capital city67 Active season months1-12 Accepts tourist groups Accepts individual travellers Must register in advance This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance
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LIBERTU birch sap products

Apple-chokeberry cider, apple-blackcurrant cider. Produce can be tasted and purchased.

Distance from countries capital city32 Active season months1-12 Must register in advance This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance Accepts individual travellers Accepts tourist groups
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Winery NAUKSENU VINI

Wild apples ensure a truly special flavour and one that is unique to Naukšēnu cider. Tasting of all of the available drinks accompanied by snacks is available. The produce can be purchased in the on-site shop. Wild apple collective harvest is organised in autumn.

Distance from countries capital city145 Active season months1-12 Accepts tourist groups Must register in advance Accepts individual travellers
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Vinery "Lauskis"

The farm produces semi-dry and semi-sweet apple cider and chokeberry-apple cider. Tours and tastings are available, as well as an opportunity to participate in the cider making process by picking apples and pressing juice in autumn. Cider and other drinks produced by the winery can be purchased.

Distance from countries capital city65 Active season months1-12 Accepts individual travellers Accepts tourist groups Must register in advance
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Jaunmoku gardens

One of the few ciders in Latvia that is made according to the traditional champenoise method and aged for 12-24 months in dark and cool cellars. In 2016 and 2018, recognised as the best Latvian cider in the Latvian Wine and Cider Competition. Tasting and group visits are available.

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Murbudu cider production

Experiments with flavours (honey, berries, ginger and spices) and cider preparation methods (ciders aged in oak bourbon barrels, young ciders, malolactic fermentation, fermentation with beer yeasts). A tour of the brewery with tastings and themed master classes led by the owner are available.

Distance from countries capital city175 Active season months1-12 Pre-order required
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Mr. Plume cider production

Naturally sparkling and still apple ciders, fermented either naturally (without adding yeast) or with the help of various wine yeasts. Premium ciders are made, using from 1 to 4 self-grown special varieties of apple or pear that express the specific terroir of the land. A tasting of 5 types of drinks. Catering and musical introduction by the owner, who is also a guitar player, is available by prior arrangement. In May, everyone is welcome to the Mr. Plūme cidery for the apple blossom festival.

Distance from countries capital city74 Active season months1-12 Must register in advance Accepts tourist groups Accepts individual travellers
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Cider brewery TALAVAS SIDRS

The cidery is located in an outbuilding of Vecgulbene Manor, which used to be part of the ancient Latgalian land of Tālava. The distinctly seasonal climate of Vidzeme gives the apples of this region a uniquely crisp flavour. Once the cider has been matured at low temperatures, the cider makers play around with the classic notes of apple cider, adding hints of golden quince, rhubarb, juicy cherries, and hops.

Distance from countries capital city185 Active season months1-12 Must register in advance Accepts individual travellers Accepts tourist groups
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Kabile Manor Winery

Ciders made from hand-picked apples grown in the gardens of Kurzeme. Exclusive pear cider is available in limited quantities. A tour around Kabile Manor and winery is available.

Distance from countries capital city103 Active season months5-10 Pre-order required
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Latgolys smakovka

Both the dry and semi-sweet cider is made from apples picked from the old apple trees, which ensure a truly unique and amazing flavour. Produce can be purchased on-site. A 1 h long tour of the Malnovys uobuļu cider factory, manor and the park is available. Tasting and snacks by prior arrangement.

Agri Heritage Distance from countries capital city280 Active season months1-12 Accepts individual travellers Must register in advance Accepts tourist groups
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The Smiltene cider brewery

The cidery offers tastings of the single apple variety cider “Pepiņš”, of cider made with wild yeast, using the natural yeast from apple peel, and of cider that has been combined with “Jaunā pasaule” hops. A tour of the cidery and the orchard is available, guided by the owner himself, a cider maker with 20 years of experience. Cider can be purchased.

Distance from countries capital city131 Active season months5-10 Must register in advance Accepts individual travellers Accepts tourist groups
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Sabiles Sidrs

The Sabile Cidery uses fruit grown in the gardens of Kurzeme; both dessert apples and varieties that have been specially selected for cider production. Intense but fresh sparkling ciders with or without other additions, mulled still ciders and cider cocktails. A tour of the cidery is available.

Local lifestyle Distance from countries capital city130 Active season months1-12 Pre-order required
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