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“Wonderful spot; wonderful tastings”

Union Libre Cidre & Vin
Ranked #2 of 12 things to do in Dunham
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: UNION LIBRE cidre & vin is a brand of cider and wine. It evokes the union of knowledge and freedom of the senses in order to create unique aromas, flavors and textures in a spirit of creative freedom. Leading producer of Fire Cider, the 75 acre Estate is devoted to the production of distinctive ciders and wines. At UNION LIBRE cidre & vin, we want your tour to be unique and convivial. Please contact us to make a reservation.
Reviewed 3 March 2017

We are not "cider" drinkers; other than the juice variety. When we saw the open sign we decided to pull in (also the "Vin" part helped). We were the only ones in the place and of course, it still being winter, the vineyard was covered in snow and many of the vines tented. Catherine was our "Sommelier" for our visit. She was welcoming, friendly and a wealth of knowledge. We learned that most of their vines/grapes are hybrids because of the long and cold winters. We sampled a couple of wines; the Seyval Blanc-Vidal and also their Riesling. We bought a bottle of the SB-V which we enjoyed much better than the Riesling. The highlight of the visit was learning about Fire cider and we sampled both the Fire Cider & the "fortified" cider. Really liked the fortified (with apple brandy in oak barrels) I found it "similar" to Port; We thought that it would make an excellent digestife. Union Libre is well worth a visit. We look forward to visiting again in late summer early fall.

Thank Thomas M
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Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Friendly staff, great location and the ciders are awesome. Try the "Cidre de Feu", it's amazing! It's a must near the Orpailleur!

Thank Bruno L
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UNION_LIBRE, Propriétaire at Union Libre Cidre & Vin, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2016

Thank you Bruno for taking the time to post your comment. We have another cider that we just bottled, a hop cider with natural bubbles. We're just waiting on the labels and it will be ready to go. If you get a chance, come see us again

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Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

we went here as a 2nd stop on a wine tour. The cider was delicious. The tour was good. The lunch wasn't much just some meats, cheese, bread and couscous. the dessert was good.

Thank Autumn M
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UNION_LIBRE, Propriétaire at Union Libre Cidre & Vin, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2016

Thank you Autumn for your comments. We're glad to hear that the ciders pleased your palette. Regarding the meal, the menu varies, we will pass on your comments to our caterer in order that his menu appeals to a larger clientele.

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Reviewed 31 July 2016

We were greeted warmly and the staff explained the two types of cider production in use as well as the history of the ciderie. We started with a cocktail of sparkling cider with an hibiscus flower in it - delicious. We then tasted four other cider products all of which were interesting - some more to our taste than others. Using a coupon we obtained at our hotel, the tasting was free. The visit was informative and enjoyable.

Thank Joel N
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UNION_LIBRE, Propriétaire at Union Libre Cidre & Vin, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2016

Thank you Joel, we greatly appreciate your comments. Customer service is very important to us. Our team is quite passionate about Union Libre and its products and that's what we try to convey to everyone that visits us.

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Reviewed 3 July 2016

My husband and I spent a pleasant hour with the friendly people at this boutique vineyard/orchard. We were surprised by the sophisticated flavor of the Fire Cider and intrigued by the process which they invented! We were the only visitors when we did a tasting with a lovely young woman, Sophie who expertly described the differences in the varieties and answered all our questions. We were not charged for our tasting samples.
Their wines need a few more years to develop more complexities but no doubt they will reach that point! In the meantime, they have created a wonderful variety of fire ciders! The one we chose had a velvety brandy quality to it! We liked it so much, we purchased some for ourselves and for gifts!

Thank cmontheroad2016
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