Spirit Tree Estate Cidery

Spirit Tree Estate Cidery

Improving product shelf-life

Project Type

Product Improvement/Process Refinement


Spirit Tree Estate Cidery is a Caledon-based cidery, bakery, kitchen and farm store producing award-winning hard ciders. One particular product, a crabapple blush cider, was well-received, but had trouble with colour stabilization in an extended shelf-life.


The research team reviewed good cider-making processes, and conducted several trials using various ingredients to determine the effects of colour stability. The project resulted in the prolonged shelf-life of the product while retaining the blush colour of the cider.