Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse Ruby Rose (Fall Limited Release)
A captivating semi-sweet cider infused with rhubarb, Ruby Rose is a beguiling vixen and part of our Canadian Invasion Series. She may be as aromatic as rhubarb pie, but her namesake is the merciless Rosa Rugosa, an invasive plant that threatens many coastal regions. Proceeds from our Canadian Invasion Series support efforts to combat invasive species in sensitive ecological areas.
Ruby Rose combines the best of BC cider apples, rhubarb and rose hips. First we mill and juice our BC apples and add champagne yeast to begin fermentation. Fermentation happens at cool temperatures to maximize the aromatics of the cider base. A rose hip and rhubarb-infused cider eau de vie is then blended with the BC apple cider base resulting is a sharp yet balanced fruit-infused cider.
Region: Saanich, Vancouver Island, B.C.
Varietal: BC cider apples, rhubarb and rose hips.
Canadian Invasion Series
Across North America, invasive plants are a threat to farms and natural areas alike. On the west coast, well known invaders include botanicals such as ‘Rosa Rugosa’ and ‘The Trailing Wild Blackberry,’ a cousin of the Himalayan Blackberry. The Canadian Invasion Series aims to raise funds and awareness to combat invasive species.