Cider Market May 25

On May 25th from 10 AM to 4 PM we invite you to the Cider Market "Latvian Apple Cider Route" in Kalnciema Quarter, which will take place alongside the weekly Farmers' and Craftsmen's Market.

For the first time at Kalnciema Quarter Market you will be able to taste such a wide range of ciders and choose your favourite. 11 latvian cider producers – Abuls cidery, Herbsts - Sidra Darītava, Tālavas sidrs, Mūrbūdu sidrs, Mr. Plūme cidery, Sabiles cider, Abavas winery, Turkalnes manor, Lauskis winery, Pienjāņi Ltd. and Ezera cider. Special guests – Jaanihanso ciderhouse and Tori Siidritalu from Estonia.


At 11.00 AM  welcome speach by Gabe Cook (UK) and Mārtiņš Barkāns (Abavas Vineyard, Latvia).

12.00-12.30 Visitors are invited to taste ciders from all producers, vote for their favourite and take part in a draw for sparkling gifts. You will get to know sweet, semi-sweet and dry ciders and find out which dishes at Kalnciema Market go best with each type of cider.

13.00-14.00 Open masterclass/tasting in Kalnciema Quarter Gallery by Gabe Cook, independent global cider expert with 15 years of experience from United Kingdom. Gabe is known in the cider connoisseur world as "The Ciderologist" and Jānis Matvejs from Abuls cidery. This will be a special opportunity to discover Latvian, Lithuanian, Estonian, English and French ciders all in one place. 

Masterclass fee 7 EUR/person. The number of places is limited, so advance registration is required. Admission for persons from 18 years.