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Heeman's
20422 Nissouri Rd.
Thorndale, ON
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Sunday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Heeman's

Cidery

and meadery

GREAT APPLES, GREAT CIDER

We love fresh, Ontario apples. That’s why we crafted the Heeman’s Hard Cider, so you can sip, share, and enjoy the taste of fresh, local apples with the ones you love! 

Currently we have 4 ‘core’ ciders to enjoy all throughout the year, as well as special seasonal releases too!
Meet the people behind the cider

THE ORIGINAL

We love our local apples for their delicious, unique, and distinctly ‘Ontario’ flavours. 

That’s why we handcrafted Heeman’s Original Hard Apple Cider to make it easy to say “Cheers!” to good times, great friends, and the best local flavours!

   Gluten-free
     Apples grown in Southern Ontario
    100% freshly pressed juice
    Hand-crafted seasonally

DRY EMPIRE

Ontario apples have long been a local staple and an international standout. Canada’s premium export apples were marked ‘Empire – Canada’ to distinguish them as quality fruit around the world. This super fresh and full flavoured cider made with the best of these legacy varieties has well balanced acidity for a refreshing finish, a classic ‘dry’ take on distinctly Canadian heritage apples.

Awarded 2nd overall in Common Cider class at 2020 Ontario Hard Cider Competition.

   Gluten-free
     Apples grown in Southern Ontario
    100% freshly pressed juice
    Hand-crafted seasonally

AMBROSIA

The bright, floral notes of the Ambrosia apple is perfectly complemented by Heeman’s Carolinian Gold honey for a full flavoured, semi-sweet cider. Ambrosia, a term to describe the food and drink from ancient mythology is also the Canadian bred apple variety known for its delicious taste and strong aromatic character, bringing together the best of old and new traditions.

   Gluten-free
     Apples grown in Southern Ontario
    100% freshly pressed juice
    Hand-crafted seasonally

ORIGINAL
500ml Bottle $5.60

AVAILABLE 
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DRY EMPIRE
750ml Bottle $10.95

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AMBROSIA
750ml Bottle $11.95

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BERRY BLUSH

Get a taste of summer from our homegrown Heeman’s strawberries and raspberries. The flavourful Albion strawberry is complimented by a tart raspberry finish and has been blended with sweet, crisp, fresh apple notes for an easy drinking treat. 

A stunning natural rose colour makes this cider perfect for everyday celebrations.

   Gluten-free
     Apples grown in Southern Ontario
    100% freshly pressed juice
    Hand-crafted seasonally

Blue berry

Blue Berry Hard Cider

Our favourite part of the Berry season is when there are too many types of berries to choose from! Blue Berry Hard Cider is inspired by that time of year. Local blueberries and Heeman raspberries bookend this off–dry cider for a flavour and colour experience full of surprises. Squeeze a slice of citrus to transform this violet drink to a bright magenta if you prefer bright raspberry, or enjoy as is; ‘Blue Berry.’

   Gluten-free
     Apples grown in Southern Ontario
    100% freshly pressed juice
    Hand-crafted seasonally

BERRY BLUSH
500ml Bottle $5.60

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BLUE BERRY
750ml Bottle $12.95

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the

Meadery

FROM POLLINATOR TO PINT

Heeman’s is proudly one of a handful of licensed meaderies in Ontario. What is mead you ask? It’s an alcohol derived from honey that’s been made for thousands of years. It’s also been called ‘the drink of the God’s’ and ‘honey wine’.

Our mead is made from the honey produced by our 100+ beehives that are important pollinators for helping grow our flowers and berries in the fields. The subtle flavours in our mead come from the rich diversity of flowers and locally sourced produces in our recipes.

Cherry Grove Mead

Cherry Grove Mead

The only thing that lifts our spirits more than the first cherry blossoms of Springtime is the first burst of ripe cherry flavour in the summer! On the banks of the Thames River, on the northern edge of the Carolinian zone, nestled between wild cherry trees, sits our Cherry Grove apiary. It’s this special place, where bees dance on sweetly scented blooms, that inspired our Cherry Grove Mead. Made with Heeman’s honey!

Semi-sweet, tart cherry, honey and cherry pie on the nose, full body.

   Gluten-free
     Apples grown in Southern Ontario
  Southern Ontario, 100% unpasteurized honey
    Hand-crafted seasonally

Cherry Grove Mead
750ml Bottle $15.95

AVAILABLE 
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SEASONALLY SAVOURED

Sometimes you can’t make enough of a good thing. These are some of the ciders we’ve crafted but sold out of for the season. They could make an appearance again in the future when the freshest local fruits we need for our recipes are back in season again. Check back later to see if they’re available again.

PEach PARADISE

Through a cross-pollination of ideas and tradition ‘Peach Paradise’ was created. It’s the result of combining beekeeping, craft beverage making, and the best of our local flavours. You’ll note ginger on the nose and on first taste with smooth tropical notes and a slight taste of peach to finish.

Our sparkling mead is made with wild blueberry and goldenrod honey, Ontario-grown fresh ginger, and ripe peaches. It’s a little taste of sunshine in a glass.

   Gluten-free
    Ingredients locally sourced
  Southern Ontario, 100% unpasteurized honey
    Hand-crafted seasonally

mulled mead

Cozy up to a roaring fire to enjoy this fresh take on a traditional winter favourite. We took the best of our fall harvest honey and aged it with our favourite seasonal spices for this heartwarming festive spiced mead. A cup of good cheer to perfectly pair with your holiday memory making.

   Gluten-free
    Ingredients locally sourced
  Southern Ontario, 100% unpasteurized honey
    Hand-crafted seasonally

DUTCH CRUMBLE

This limited edition fall release is perfect for Christmas dinner or those ‘just because’ evenings.

Enjoy flavours of baked apple, with cinnamon spice and vanilla that give you the heartwarming flavour of an apple crumble pie like Oma used to make. 

   Gluten-free
     Apples grown in Southern Ontario
    100% freshly pressed juice
    Hand-crafted seasonally

DRY HOPPED

The London and Nissouri Hop Society was in operation from 1835-1868 and was headquartered two farms over from where Heeman’s Hard Cider is crafted today. This dry hopped cider pays homage to the local history of hop farming in Southern Ontario using locally grown hops bringing fresh, citra and floral aroma to a complimentary blend of local apples.

   Gluten-free
     Apples grown in Southern Ontario
    100% freshly pressed juice
    Hand-crafted seasonally

BARREL-AGED PEAR

This full-bodied cider blends the natural sweetness on Ontario-grown Williams pears with the clean notes of Canadian rye whisky. Each batch is fermented dry and aged in barrels from Windsor, Ontario, affectionately known as “Whiskytown”, Canada. By aging this pear cider in Canadian whisky barrels, we’re able to preserve, enhance and complement the subtle pear with rich layers of spice and charred oak for a product that gets better with time. The result is a balanced, bright cider with a smooth velvety finish and a truly Ontario-grown Hard Pear Cider.

   Gluten-free
     Apples & Pears grown in Southern Ontario
    100% freshly pressed juice
    Hand-crafted seasonally

nEW TRADITIONS

This limited release of New Traditions Hard Cider is a blend of traditional Somerset County cider apples including: Kingston Black, Dabonette, Yarlington Mill, Michelin, Bramley Seedling and Porter’s Perfection along with North American culinary fresh favourites ambrosia, gala, golden delicious and ida red, all grown in Southwestern Ontario.

   Gluten-free
     Apples grown in Southern Ontario
    100% freshly pressed juice
    Hand-crafted seasonally

Strawberry Sour

As the cool nights turn into warm days, rhubarb followed by strawberries are the first flavours of summer. Inspired by the classic flavour combination of strawberry and rhubarb, we wanted to craft using a sour yeast for fermenting to lean into the tartness of rhubarb! You guessed it – Heeman’s famous strawberries were used to make this new cider!

   Gluten-free
     Apples grown in Southern Ontario
    100% freshly pressed juice
    Hand-crafted seasonally

We’re a passionate team of growers and cider makers that
are excited to celebrate the flavours of home.

Meet the MAKERS

Tom Heeman

Tom is a man of many talents and created the first batch of Heeman’s Original Hard Apple Cider. Tom, a beekeeper and strawberry farmer plans to combine all of his passions to create unique, handcrafted small-batch ciders for all to enjoy. With a strong understanding and appreciation for the flavours of Southern Ontario, Tom looks to create a taste of place with the Heeman’s Hard Cider collection.
susan-judd

Susan Judd

Susan plays many roles including assisting in the cider making process, marketing, administration and is proudly the lead product tester for Heeman’s Cider! Susan’s background as Co-founder of Ride the Bine, a beer, wine & cider tour company in Southwestern Ontario and her passion for the local beverage industry reinforced the opportunity for Heeman’s Hard Cider and is ultimately what inspired both her and Tom to create something new and delicious.
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