our core people
Our diverse group is built of people with a history of building their lives and businesses around sustainability.
Isaac (our crazy farmer and co-founder) has been farming organically since birth. His parents came to Cawston, BC with a dream and no farming experience. They carved out a new counter culture movement that included the formation of SOOPA and COABC. His father, Billy, knew that something needed to be done to connect the organic growers with the consumer, so he started Cawston Cold Storage. It is now the biggest organic fruit packing house in Canada, packing over 17 million pounds of organic fruit per year.
This is what makes our cider so special. We use juice-grade apples that come out of C/A storage. A lot of juice apples aren't this high quality, and juicing from a fresh and crisp apple gives our cider a clean and fresh taste that doesn't need much added. Just simple, pure and organic.
Our production facility and tasting room is on our own Certified Organic Farm where we are committed to environmental sustainability and biodiversity. Not only do we use our own organic apples, but we also incorporate our other organic fruit and fruit from other farmers in the area.
The team at Upside Cider is proud and excited to present Kelowna's first Organic Cider. We hope you enjoy both the flavour and the authenticity.
our sustainable action plan
Is bigger better? While we want to connect as many awesome people with our cider as we can, we are committed to building a business that can be supported by our environment. There is a cap to the amount of cider we produce.