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handcrafted on
GABRIOLA ISLAND

Nearly 100 years ago, B.C.’s Gulf Island farmers concocted exceptional hard cider.  Legend has it, those makers then journeyed out to sea to share their libations with the mainland. To those Cider Makers, we salute you.  Today we join you.

Gabbie’s Premium Ciders are perfected by Ravenskill Orchards at our unique island location.  Amongst 1,000 heritage trees, 25 varieties of apples, grow fresh, crisp, sun-kissed and gently-breezed by the salty sea air.  We are a family of farmers, sea lovers and makers crafting the best small batch premium cider the Gulf Island have enjoyed since prohibition.  A distinct taste and cider experience.

SEMI DRY

Diverse, Semi-dry and Delicious!

Golden in the glass, this semi dry cider opens up with a supple rustic apple fragrance.

The acidity creates the perfect balance between sweet and salty.

REAL DRY

Complex, Dry and Delicious!

Slow fermented, effervescent to a creamy mouth feel.

This stony cider has loads of brisk tannins that wrap up with crisp, steely finish.

orchard to BOTTLE

Gabriola Island: just a short ferry ride from downtown Nanaimo

At the top of hill, where the pavement ends, a delightful cider filled excursion begins.

It's still a little chilly on this early spring afternoon. The Bees are still asleep in their hives.

Blossom time and a very busy honey bee gathering nectar. Can you spot the tiny mason bee?

Young “Kingston Black” in the nursery, waiting to be planted.

A Chinese proverb goes like this “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is today”
We just planted 200 trees today and another 200 trees will be planted tomorrow..we're making up for those past 20 years.

Our orchard culture uses lady bugs and other beneficial insects to control aphids.
“Aphid” a tiny little sap-sucking pest that will destroy the leafs on a apple tree. Bon appetit Ms Ladybug.

The glorious “Ashmead Kernnel” ripening in the summer sun.
This old time cider apple variety will lend some wonderful spicy notes in our cider

The early autumn sun kisses the lovely " Belle de Bosk” causing her to blush

Who could honestly blame Eve?

It takes great apples to make a great cider…
Belle de boskoop and Winesap apples start their journey to become an exceptional cider.

Cider apples are sorted and plunged into a water bath.
For cider makers its the bad apples that rise to the top.

Apples get crushed and feed into a belt press.
After the juice is extracted, the pomace slips neatly off the press.

The other end of the press the juice flows into a holding tank…truly the nectar of the Gods

When winter arrives the cider is nicely settled into tanks,
where the next several months of aging will shape their flavour profile.

Quality will always be our number 1 priority.

Gabbies Real Dry cider - Simple and Sensational
This crisp and complex cider will accentuate the cumin, coriander and exotic spices in either a Indian or Thai Curry.

Gabbies Semi Dry - Perfect balance of sweetness and acidity.
The full body fruitiness of this cider will complement any dish from roasted root vegetables to a seafood chowder.

We welcome you to drive up that winding country road and visit us.

Gabriola Island: just a short ferry ride from downtown Nanaimo

At the top of hill, where the pavement ends,
a delightful cider filled excursion begins.

It's still a little chilly on this early spring afternoon.
The Bees are still asleep in their hives.

Blossom time and a very busy honey bee gathering nectar.
Can you spot the tiny mason bee?

Young “Kingston Black” in the nursery, waiting to be planted.

A Chinese proverb goes like this “The best time to plant a tree
was 20 years ago. The second best time is today” We just
planted 200 trees today and another 200 trees will be
planted tomorrow..we're making up for those past 20 years.

Our orchard culture uses lady bugs and other beneficial
insects to control aphids. “Aphid” a tiny little sap-sucking pest
that will destroy the leafs on a apple tree.
Bon appetit Ms Ladybug.

The glorious “Ashmead Kernnel” ripening in the summer sun.
This old time cider apple variety will lend some wonderful
spicy notes in our cider

The early autumn sun kisses the lovely " Belle de Bosk”
causing her to blush

Who could honestly blame Eve?

It takes great apples to make a great cider…
Belle de boskoop and Winesap apples start their journey to
become an exceptional cider.

Cider apples are sorted and plunged into a water bath.
For cider makers its the bad apples that rise to the top.

Apples get crushed and feed into a belt press.
After the juice is extracted, the pomace slips neatly off the press.

The other end of the press the juice flows into a holding tank…truly the nectar of the Gods

When winter arrives the cider is nicely settled into tanks,
where the next several months of aging will shape their flavour
profile.

Quality will always be our number 1 priority.

Gabbies Real Dry cider - Simple and Sensational
This crisp and complex cider will accentuate the cumin,
coriander and exotic spices in either a Indian or Thai Curry.

Gabbies Semi Dry - Perfect balance of sweetness and acidity.
The full body fruitiness of this cider will complement any dish
from roasted root vegetables to a seafood chowder.

We welcome you to drive up that winding country
road and visit us.

where to buy
GABBIE’S CIDER

Gabriola Island

Ravenskill Orchards
1240 Coats Drive
Gabriola B.C. V0R 1X4
(250) 325-1111
Map

Village Liquor Store
575 North Rd
Gabriola, BC V0R 1X3
(250) 247-7616
Map

The Surf Lodge
885 Berry Point Road
Gabriola B.C. V0R 1X4
(250) 247-9231
Map

Salt Spring Island

The Local Liquor Store
133 Lower Ganges Road
Salt Spring Island B.C. V8K 2T2
(250) 537 9463
Hours: 9am-11pm Daily
Map

Upper Ganges Liquor Store
378 Lower Ganges Road
Salt Spring Island B.C. V8K 2V7
(250) 537 8699
Hours: 9am-11pm
Map

Pender Island

The Woods
4709 Canal Road
Pender Island B.C. V0N 2M1
(250) 629-3353
Maps

Lucky’s Liquor Store
3296 Island Hwy North,
Nanaimo, BC V9T 1W1
(250) 585-2275
Hours: 9am-11pm Daily
Map

The Landing Liquor Store
2000 Island Hwy
Nanaimo, B.C. V9S 5W3
(250) 758-9433
Hours: 9am-11pm Daily
Map

Liquor Depot Crossroads
6940 North Island Hwy
Nanaimo BC V9V 1W3
(250) 390-9300
Hours: 9am-11pm Daily
Map

Liquor Plus – Courtney
1002A-2751 Cliffe Avenue
Courtney, B.C. V9N 2L8
(250) 871 3935
Map

Cascadia Liquor Store – Courtney
444 Lerwick Road
Courtney, B.C. V9N 0A9
(250) 871-8171
Map

Metro Liquor – Timberline Village
#204-801 Hilchey Road
Campbell River, B.C. V9W 0B8
(778) 420-5559
Map

Metro Liquor – Discovery Bay
1328 Island Highway
Campbell River, B.C. V9W 0B8
(250) 914-5569
Map

Shady Rest Liquor Store – Qualicum Beach
3109 W Island Highway
Qualicum Beach, B.C. V9K 2C5
(250) 752-9116
Map

Dwain’s Liquor Store – Cumberland
2692 Dunsmuir Ave
Cumberland B.C.
(250) 336-8380
Map

Fairview Liquor Store
#101-1652 Fairview Road
Penticton B.C. V2A 6A7
(778) 476-2421
Map

Cask & Barrel – Kelowna
#107-1135 Stevens Road
West Kelowna, B.C. V1Z 2S8
(778) 767-6625
Map

Stags Head Liquor Store – Kamloops
#402-1801 Princeton – Kamloops Hwy
Kamloops, B.C. V2E 2J7
(250) 377-3365
Map

Metro Liquor Store
1175 Ellis Street
Kelowna B.C. V1Y 1Z5
(778) 484-5656
Hours: 10am-11pm
Map

Cherry Lane
2111 Main Street
Penticton B.C. V2A 6W6
(250) 493-0828
Hours: 09:30am-5:30pm (9:30am-9pm on Thursday and Friday)
Map

Bognars of Penticton
302 Eckhardt Ave
Penticton, B.C. V2A 2A9
(250) 493-2711
Hours: 5:30pm – 11pm
Wednesday through Saturday
Map

SteamWorks Liquor Store
375 Water Street
Vancouver, B.C. V6B 5C6
(604) 689-8729
Map

The Raven Inn – North Vancouver
1052 Deep Cove Road
North Vancouver, B.C. V7G 1S3
(604) 929-3834
Map

Brewery Creek Liquor Store
3045 Main Street
Vancouver, B.C. V5T 3G5
(604) 872-3373
Map

Marquis Wine Cellars
1034 Davie St.
Vancouver, BC V6E 1M3
(604) 684-0445
Hours: 11am-9pm Daily
Map

Cambie Plaza Liquor Store
11700 Cambie Rd.
Richmond, BC V6X 1L5
(604) 447-8840
Hours: 9am-11pm Daily
Map

Broadway Wine Shop
2752 W. Broadway
Vancouver, BC V6K 2G4
(604) 734-8543
Hours: 11am-9pm Daily
Map

Brookswood Liquor Store
4070 200 Street
Langley, B.C.
(604) 427-4004
Hours: 9am-11pm Daily
Map

Jaks Beer Wine Spirits
940-3025 Loughheed Hwy
Coquitlam, B.C. V3B 6J6
(604) 945-6626
Hours: 9am–11pm Daily
Map

Sandman Hotel Shark Club
8855 202 Street
Langley, BC V1M 4B7
(604) 888-7263
Map

Gull Liquor Store
333 Brooksbank Ave
North Vancouver, BC V7J 3S8
(604) 988-5545
Hours: 9am-11pm Daily
Map

Legacy Liquor Store
1633 Manitoba Street
Vancouver, BC V5Y 0B8
(604) 331-7900
Hours: 10am-11pm Daily
Map

Toby’s Liquor Store
1520 Barrow Street
North Vancouver, BC V7J 1B7
(604) 984-0492
Hours: 9am-11pm Daily
Map

Darby’s Liquor Store
2001 Macdonald Street
Vancouver, B.C. V6K 3Y2
(604) 731-8750
Hours: 9am-11pm daily
Map

Orchard & The Sea (Cider Bar)
55 Powell Street
Vancouver, B.C. V6A 1E9
(604) 893-7832
Hours: 6pm-11pm (Thursday & Friday)
5pm-11pm (Saturday)
Map

Granville Liquor Store
2658 Granville Street
Vancouver, B.C. V6H 3H8
(604) 731-2669
Hours: 9am-11pm Daily
Map

Sheraton Fine Spirits
1075 Hornby Street
Vancouver, B.C. V6Z 2S1
(604) 893-7254
Hours: 11am-10pm Daily
Map

Firefly Fine Wines & Ales
2857 Cambie Street
Vancouver, B.C. V5Z 3Y8
(604) 875-3325
Hours: 10am-11pm Daily
Map

Sutton Place Wine Merchant
855 Burrard Street
Vancouver, B.C. V6Z 2K6
(604) 642-2947
Hours: 11am-10pm Daily
Map

Viti Wine and Lager Store
900 Seymour Street
Vancouver, B.C. V6B 3L9
(604) 683-3806
Hours: 10am-11pm Daily
Map

Liberty Wine Merchants

Point Grey
4583 West 10th Ave
Vancouver, B.C. V8R 2J2
(604) 224-8050
Hours: 10am-10pm Daily
Map

Commercial Drive
1622 Commercial Drive
Vancouver, B.C. V5L 3Y4
(604) 633-1922
Hours: 10am-9pm (Monday)
10am-10pm (Tuesday-Saturday)
Map

Granville Island
1660 Johnson Street
Granville Island, B.C. V6H 3S2
(604) 602-1120
Hours: 9am – 9pm
Map

West Coast Liquor
7651 Royal Oak Ave
Burnaby, B.C. V5J 4K2
(604) 419-0225
Hours: 9am – 11pm Daily
Map

Cascadia Liquor Stores

Langford:
977 Langford Parkway
Victoria B.C. V9B 2N7
(250) 590-9511
Hours: 9am-11pm Daily
Map

Colwood:
2244 Sooke Road
Victoria B.C. V9B 1X1
(250) 478-1303
Hours: 9am-11pm Daily
Map

Uptown:
#101-3671 Uptown Boulevard
Victoria B.C. V8Z 0B9
(778) 265-6265
Hours: 9am-11pm Daily
Map

Quadra:
2631 Quadra Street
Victoria B.C. V8T 4E3
(250) 590-1940
Hours: 9am-11pm Daily
Map

Metro Liquor Stores
University Heights:
3960 Shelbourne Street
Victoria B.C. V8N 3E2
Hours: 9am-11pm Daily
Map

Tuscany Village Professional Center:
1660 Mackenzie Avenue
Victoria B.C. V8N 0A4
(250) 384-9463
Hours: 9am-11pm Daily
Map

Hillside Liquor Store
3201 Shelbourne Street
Victoria, B.C. V8P 5G9
(250) 370 1143
Hours: 9am-11pm Daily
Map

Liquor Plus Stores

Royal Oak:
4468 West Saanich Road
Victoria, B.C. V8Z 3E9
(250) 479 3777

Saanich Center:
#603-3991 Quadra Street
Victoria, B.C. V8X 1J8
(250) 708 0541

Cobble Hill Valley View Center:
#49-1400 Cowichan Bay Road
Cobble Hill, B.C. V0R 1L3
(250) 929-1999

Vic West Spirit Merchant
Suite 130 176 Wilson Street
Victoria, B.C. V9A 7N6
(250) 360-1333

James Bay Spirit Merchants
Unit 3 435 Simcoe Street
Victoria, B.C. V8V 4T3
(250) 590-3515

The Renfrew Pub
17310 Parkinson Road Port
Renfrew, B.C. V0S 1K0
(250) 647-5541

Cork & Barrel Spirit Merchants
#118 2187 Oak Bay Avenue
Victoria, BC V8R 1G1
(250)592-9463
Hours: 9am-10pm Daily

Gorge Pointe Pub
1075 Tillicum Road
Victoria, B.C. V9A 2A4
(250) 386-5500
Hours: 11am – 11:30pm Daily
Map

Logan’s Liquor Store
1821 Cook Street
Victoria BC V8T 3P5
(250)360-2503
Hours: 11:30am – 11:00pm Daily

Cook Street Liquor
230 Cook Street
Victoria, BC V8V3X3
(250) 995-2665
Hours: 10am-9pm Daily

Vessel Liquor Store
1609 Fort Street
Victoria, BC V8R 1H8
(778) 265-8375
Hours: 9am-11pm Daily

The Strathcona Liquor Store
919 Douglas Street
Victoria BC V8W 2C2
(250) 370 9463
Hours: 10am-11pm Daily
Map

Bird Liquor Store
4291 Glanford Ave
Victoria BC V8Z 4B8
(250) 727 6692
Hours: 10am-11pm Daily
Map

Caddy Bay
3837 Cadboro Bay Road,
Victoria BC V8N 4G1
Ph 250 384 2688
Hours: 9:30am-10pm Daily
Map

Blackcomb Liquor Store
1-4573 Chateau Boulevard
Whistler, B.C. V0N 1B4
(604) 932-9795
Hours: 9am – 11pm Daily
Map

Nesters Liquor Store
(located below Nesters Market)
7025 Nesters Road
Whistler, B.C. V0N 1B7
(604) 938-2337
Hours: 10am – 11pm daily
Map

GABBIE’S PREMIUM CIDER
on tap

Central City on Beatty
871 Beatty Street
Vancouver, B.C. V6B 2M6
778 379 2489
Hours: 11am – 11pm Daily
Map

Cannery Brewing
198 Ellis Street
Penticton, B.C. V2A 4L5
(250) 493-2723
Hours: 11am – 9pm Daily
Map

Tap & Barrel: Olympic Village
1 Athletes Way
Vancouver, B.C. V5Y 0B1
Hours: Mon – Fri 11am to Late
Sat – Sun 10am to Late
Map

Tap & Barrel: Shipyards
8 Lansdale Avenue
North Vancouver, B.C. V7L 0B2
Hours: Mon – Fri 11am to Late
Sat – Sun 10am to Late
Map

Tap & Barrel: Convention Center
76 – 1055 Canada Place
Vancouver, B.C. V6C 0C3
Hours: Mon – Fri 11am to Late
Sat – Sun 10am to Late
Map

Tap Shack: Coal Harbour
1199 W. Cordova Street
Vancouver, B.C. V6E 4R5
Hours: Mon – Fri 11am – 11pm
Sat – Sun 10am – 12am
Map

Tap Shack – Burrard
1012 Beach Ave #1
Vancouver, B.C. V6E 1T7
Hours: Mon – Fri 11am – 11pm
Sat – Sun 10am – 12am
Maps

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