Minot Cider House is a local business. Located right here in Québec since 1987.
Cheerful, warm, and welcoming.
Minot Cider House is a family business.
Just like our apples, our apple ciders are crisp and festive.
Our apple ciders are to be enjoyed at all times and are perfect for grand celebrations!
Our apple ciders will thrill and excite you.
Minot Cider House’s apple ciders are about good times and shared memories.
A business driven by expertise, ingenuity, and passionate people.
Inspired by life.
MINOT CIDER HOUSE’S MISSION
Minot Cider House’s mission is to produce from the forbidden fruit, making high quality ciders resulting from a sustainable agriculture and a land propitious to apples. Made accessible to the greatest number, Minot Cider House’s ciders are branded with both our traditional and innovative know-how and the ever-effervescent passion transmitted from generation to generation, for yesterday, today and tomorrow’s pleasure.
FROM BRETON TRADITION TO QUEBEC RENEWAL
From Brittany to Quebec, the Demoy family has been making cider for almost 150 years. Cider enthusiasts, Robert and Joëlle Demoy left their native Britanny in the late 1970s to settle in Quebec and set up Minot Cider House in Hemmingford in 1987. Over the years, the couple shared their passion with their children, Audrenne and Alan, who are now ensuring succession of the Minot Cider House.
Inspired by traditional Breton techniques, Minot Cidery has been producing high quality ciders for over 30 years and has collected national and international recognitions. Today, it is with ultra-modern equipments that Minot Cider House develops more than a dozen ciders.
THE TEAM THAT
THE SETTING UP AND CONTINUATION OF THE CIDERY
The Demoy couple left their native Brittany in the late 1970s to settle in Quebec. Robert, an oenologist graduate from the University of Bordeaux, worked a few years for a leading Quebec manufacturer of wines and ciders. For her part, Joëlle Demoy works in the same work environment since her return to the labour market in 1983. The two epicureans decided to devote themselves entirely to apple cider production, and set up Minot Cider House in Hemmingford in the south-western townships._In 1988, they produced the first batch of their famous Minot Cider House’s Crémant de Pomme apple cider, which became the first Quebec artisanal alcohol being sold at the SAQ. To this day, this delicious sparkling cider remains the flagship product of the Minot Cidery! The perseverance and excellent work of the Minot Cider House has paid off!
This excellence is ensured by an emerging team of great knowledge and passion: the couple’s two children, Audrenne and Alan. Holding a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, Alan, among other roles, assumes responsibility for marketing and operations. Audrenne, having acquired rich knowledge during two academic years in biochemistry, takes over for her father in the production_and development of ciders.
Founder – Oenologist-cider maker
Breton-born, Robert Demoy, a graduate oenologist from the University of Bordeaux is recognized in the cider industry in Quebec for his expertise as well as for both his artisanal and innovative methods.
Founder – Head of Finance
Also born in Britanny, Joëlle moved to Quebec with Robert in the late 70’s and established with him in 1987 the Minot Cider House where she participates in all the activities surrounding the cidery and family. Today, Joëlle is principally engaged in the business’ accounting.
Co-owner – Production
With two years of university in biochemistry and a certificate in teaching, Audrenne is officially returning to the cidery and is undertaking, alongside his father Robert Demoy, the art of producing high quality ciders. Since spring 2011, she has been taking over the business with her brother Alan.
Co-owner – Marketing
Bachelor of Administration, Alan worked for several years in the sales sector before resuming his activities to the cidery in 2006. Alan is now responsible for the marketing of Minot Cider House ciders. He has also taken the responsibility of the company since the spring of 2011.