Germain Bergeron who co-owns winery is the man behind Bulwark Cider. Connie L. is the winemaker and chemist with an affinity for balanced, complex blends. She is the driving force behind Bulwark’s delicious craft ciders.
Bulwark has successfully exported its products to various markets including the United States, Germany, Netherlands, United Kingdom, China, South Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, Thailand, and Taiwan.
Their signature blend of North American apple varieties comprise Macintosh, Cortland, Russet, Honeycrisp and Northern Spy.
Picked when in prime condition for apple blossom aromas; fruity flavours; and the perfect balance of sweetness, acidity, and tartness.
Each batch is handcrafted.
Freshly pressed apple juice is slowly fermented one batch at a time for different flavour notes. Adjustments are made by batch, as we look for balance in acid, tannin and sweetness.
The ciders are crafted using a white wine production method evoking undertones that are reminiscent of a sparkling wine.
Cozy taproom and café serving 16 taps of local handcrafted ciders, craft beers, artisan coffees and small plates.
"Bulwark is all natural and made with 100% freshly-pressed apples from the Annapolis Valley. We are Nova Scotia’s only fully integrated cidery where we press, ferment, and package all onsite - Apples brought to the cidery are juiced onsite and slowly fermented, resulting in a natural cider that’s never made from concentrate. The outcome is a premium balanced blend of sweetness, acid, and tannins."
Germain Bergeron – Owner Co-founder and now sole owner of Bulwark Craft Ciders, Germain is originally from the province of Quebec where he grew up. A Waterloo graduate (ON) in Chemical Engineering, Germain lived overseas for many years before making Nova Scotia his new home. He has made the Handcrafted in Nova Scotia a key element of the Bulwark Brand and is a proud ambassador of the province every time he has a chance to showcase Bulwark Ciders in Nova Scotia and beyond. Germain counts himself lucky to be based in Nova Scotia and have such a wonderful team of close to 20 employees.
Connie – Winemaker/Cidermaker Bulwark’s Winemaker/Cidermaker and Winery Manager Connie has a graduate degree in Chemistry and a strong knowledge of wine making having worked as an R&D chemist developing new yeast strains for the industry. She has since acquired a passion for ciders, fruit wines, perrys and meads. She approaches each step from a scientific perspective, all while respecting the "craft" nuances and characteristics of the product itself. Her curiosity drives her to develop new techniques and new products. She is the creative mind behind Bulwark’s recent new ciders including Thai Purple Mist and Burnt Orange Hibiscus.