There is more than award-winning cider on the 50-year-old Vansteenkiste family farm. The beautiful timberframe Cider House is the heart of the operation, showcasing handmade country crafts and gift items and the bounty of a busy kitchen: jams, jellies, chutneys, sauces, pastries and baked goods, including the signature Northern Spy Apple Pie.
Embrace the best of each season as you explore the trails and gardens of Twin Pines Orchards & Cider House, a 50-acre property located in Lambton Shores. Forest trails reveal a unique division point between the Great Lakes and the Carolinian forest regions, with wild berries and trees from both, such as Shag Bark Hickory, Tulip Trees, Butternut, Black Walnut and several Oaks. Situated on a sandy loam beach ridge with naturally occurring aquifers, the land is ideal for growing fruit. Approximately 40 acres are planted in orchard, producing over one million pounds of apples, including 25 commercial varieties and about 15 heritage apples, as well as specialty cider varieties.
Award-Winning Ciders, Wine and More!
Twin Pines is designated an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) orchard, meaning staff are certified and trained to determine when (if at all) to protect the apples with a spray, greatly reducing the use of pesticides. An additional 10 acres are solely dedicated to fruits and vegetables, wholly grown with no pesticides or herbicides, available for purchase by visitors in season, to use in their own home kitchens. These are used in the Cider House Kitchen as well, located in the handsomely-appointed timbered structure. Grab a delicious lunch or handcrafted preserves or baked goods. The spacious Cider House also showcases beautiful handmade country crafts, home decor, and inspiring gift items.
Upstairs in the Cider House loft, you can sample and purchase award-winning sparkling Traditional British Hard Cider and apple wines in the tasting area at the bar, or relax at communal harvest tables. Twin Pines’ range of Hammer Bent label ciders (and an outstanding perry!) are made from original recipes that bring to life the old-fashioned flavours of British Cider. They are always gluten free.
Twin Pines is open for three seasons, and you will likely find a Vansteenkiste family member behind the counter, bagging apples, lifting pumpkins, making doughnuts, directing parking and chatting in the tasting room. They invite you to see for yourself what their farm is all about!
Apple Orchard, Cider House & Estate Winery
8169 Kennedy Line
(East of Hwy 79)
January–May 24 Weekend
HOURS: SAT 9 am–5 pm
SUN 1 pm–5 pm
May 24 Weekend–December
HOURS: MON–FRI 10 am–5 pm
SAT 9 am–5 pm
SUN 1 pm–5 pm
Family Owned and Operated
Award-Winning Hard Ciders
Beautiful Gift Shop
Fresh Fruits & Vegetables