Verger Hemmingford

Verger Hemmingford is a creative and innovative cidery, deeply rooted in the local terroir of Quebec and its contemporary life. Since 1994, it is there that the apple is transformed to its best.

Verger Hemmingford (previously known as La Face Cachée de la Pomme / Domaine Neige) is a historic place where apples and cold weather abound. The inspiring history of the estate is linked to François Pouliot, its founder, who participated in the development of the first techniques recognized for producing ice cider in Quebec and around the world.

These two processes, cryoconcentration (juice freezes outside) and cryoextraction (the apple freezes while on the tree), are now recognized by a reserved appellation: the Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) for Quebec Ice Cider.

Verger Hemmingford already enjoys an exceptional reputation in Quebec and elsewhere in the world. The founding couple never stopped innovating. In the last twenty years, they have received more than 150 awards and distinctions for the quality of their cider, for innovation and for helping to promote Québec’s culture and terroir internationally.

Since 2020, Verger Hemmingford has been producing Spritzöl ready-to-drink in collaboration with entrepreneur Claudie Lamoureux.