The Wards Story
A Century of Growing
Great Grandad Ward emigrated from England to Canada in the early 1900’s and moved onto our family orchard in 1918. In 1922 Wards Packinghouse was built and became the main packing facility for neighbouring Southeast Kelowna orchardists.
In the 1970’s, grandsons Ted and Chris Turton took over ownership and management of the property and continued growing premium pears, cherries and dessert apples as well as vitis vinifera grapes.
Later, under Chris’s lead, an apple belt-press was installed into the old packinghouse and the framework for Wards Cider was laid. In 2006 his daughter Jennifer Turton-Molgat joined the company and became involved in developing the family estate into a winery and cidery.
Many of the majestic trees originally planted by Granddad Ward are still producing apples and are featured in property tours and picnics.
Wards Ciders are now distributed throughout the Pacific Northwest and feature an all-natural, farm crafted approach to cidermaking. Every apple that goes into Wards Cider is estate-grown, tree-ripened and fresh-pressed and represents our family’s commitment to quality and authenticity.