APPLE DELICIOUS DELIGHS CIDERS
It is said that cider first arrived in Québec with explorer Jacques Cartier, who had several barrels of it in his ship's hold. However, it was not until 1650 that the first cider house was built in what is now Québec. Cider was prohibited in the province from 1921 to 1970. It took until 1988 for the government to issue the first cider craft licences. Since then, Québec has become a world leader in the art of cider making. Its unique products and international reputation are a point of national pride. Québec boasts over 30 high-quality cider houses. The Montérégie region is Québec’s main cider-producing area thanks to its high concentration of orchards. Explore the region’s Cider Route to discover the many facets of apple and cider production. You can also visit the Mondial des cidres de Montréal to taste the know-how of our master cider-makers. In addition, quite a few wine events give visitors an opportunity to enjoy a range of Québec ciders.