Experience Cider Tastings with Swing Tables

Get ready to indulge in an extraordinary cider tasting journey at Shale Ridge Estate Winery & Cidery. Join us at our picturesque cidery near Grand Bend and select from our array of inviting indoor and outdoor seating options, all while basking in the serene ambiance and breathtaking vistas.

Immerse yourself in the charm of our establishment while savoring our premium ciders, available by the flight or in a glass. Each sip will orchestrate a symphony of flavours that will transport your cider tasting adventure to unparalleled heights.

Whether you're a cider connoisseur with a wealth of knowledge or a newcomer to the world of cider, our Cider Tastings Experience, combined with the option to be seated at a Swing Table, promises an enchanting and unforgettable journey.

Many Seating Options Indoors and Outdoors

Invite your friends to join us for a reservation or a casual visit to our cidery, where you can choose between our charming patio or cozy indoor seating. Whichever option you opt for, your gathering is sure to craft unforgettable memories that will endure a lifetime.

To secure your preferred seating arrangement, whether it's an Indoor Harvest Table, Outdoor Picnic Table, or Indoor Swing Table, simply make a reservation online. For those dropping in without a reservation, we have Adirondack chairs available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please be aware that our walk-in seating options are limited, so booking online is the only way to guarantee your cider tasting experience at Shale Ridge Estate Winery & Cidery ahead of time.

Located in Thedford

Ontario Cidery with Swings

Open all seasons for cider tastings

Select a tasting experience that suits your party

Small Group Reservations

Experience an intimate setting designed for 2 to 8 guests, where you can savour Shale Ridge ciders alongside the choice to enjoy non-alcoholic beverages.

Large Group Reservations

Arrange a special gathering at Shale Ridge, designed specifically for groups of 9 to 20 guests who want to enjoy the ciders, atmosphere, and light food options during our regular cidery hours.

Road Trip Experiences

Discover more than just cider tastings at Shale Ridge; you can also join us on excursions to cider events in your area. Stay tuned for updates on upcoming road trips, which will be posted online as soon as they are scheduled.

One of few Ontario Cideries with a Winery

Since 2019, Shale Ridge has been dedicated to crafting exceptional hard ciders and premium wines, striving to create a delightful experience for all. Our cidery stands as a unique establishment in Ontario, offering both the cidery and winery experience in one place.

Self Guided Cider Tastings

Immerse yourself in the world of cider, one glass at a time. Upon arrival, our hostess will assist you in finding your preferred seating. You'll then have the opportunity to review the Shale Ridge menu and order your desired cider selections.

At Shale Ridge Estate Winery & Cidery, you can enjoy cider tastings through a flight tasting, by the glass, or by purchasing a bottle to share with your group.

Variety of Cider Tastings

Regardless of your taste preferences, we offer options to satisfy every cider palate. All guests are invited to order their favourite cider choices by the can or case during a visit to enjoy at home.

Tasting Flights for All Types of Cider Lovers

If you're uncertain about your preferred cider style, opting for a tasting flight is the ideal choice. Here, you'll discover the showcased Shale Ridge ciders that are available when you choose the tasting flight experience.

Seasonal Cider Flight

Freshly rotated.
Ask your server what we're serving.

*featured ciders subject to change without notice.

Tell Your Host Which Ciders You Enjoy

Shop Ciders To Go or be Delivered

When you shop at our retail store or online, you'll have the opportunity to select from the full range of Shale Ridge ciders at the best prices. Following your tasting experience, our host can arrange for your favourite ciders to either accompany you home or be delivered to your doorstep within just a few days!

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Discover a New Cider Club Experience

After your delightful cider tasting experience, we invite you to join the SR Club. Together, we're revolutionizing the cider industry.

In a traditionally male-dominated field, we take pride in leading with a 90% female team. We celebrate the full-bodied female experience and aim to amplify women's voices in cider making.

By supporting women-owned brands like ours, you're contributing to positive change. Raise your glass to progress – join us in reshaping the landscape of the cider and wine world!


Shale Ridge Estate Winery & Cidery is dedicated to establishing an inclusive environment that can be enjoyed by all. We consistently work on enhancements to enhance the experience for all our guests who intend to visit our cidery near Grand Bend.

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9090 Widder Rd Thedford ON N0M 2N0