The all women owned and operated Shuswap Cider Company trio Kailee, Lindsay and Gena began in 2016. Kailee was new to the area and looking to meet like-minded businesswomen. Shuswap Women Who Wine (but do something about it!) was born in 2018 with these three friends on the board working to raise money for various community groups and to create networking opportunities for its members. Volunteering together within this amazing group highlighted their ability to work well together using their complimenting skill sets from previous careers. The next step was to build a business plan around a drink they all loved…apple cider! The Shuswap has a deep-rooted apple growing history and has gone without a Cidery since before 1920. With steely determination and persistence, the women opened the doors of Shuswap Cider Company in June of 2021. Luscious apple varieties have been brought back to life in the clean, crisp, and sophisticated craft ciders served up in their tasting room year-round for local residents and visitors alike.
Want to see how the cidery all came together ? Watch this video!