We believe small actions have a big impact.
Over time, even the smallest creek carves out a gully, forever changing the landscape. We make cider from our Naramata orchards, which have been tended by our family for five generations. Certified Organic for over 30 years, we are stewards of the land and strive to express its sense of place through our cider. Using organic farming practices and low-tech hands-on cidermaking techniques, we invite you to enjoy apples in a new yet ancient light.
Meet The Family
We are first and foremost, a family. Helmed by co-founders Annelise Simonsen, Kaleigh Jorgensen, and Peter Simonsen Creek & Gully Cider was born of our agricultural roots to re- imagine a modern family farm. Annelise and Kaleigh have over a decade’s experience in the Okanagan hospitality industry, and first fell in love with fermentation as partners in baking. Peter, our orchardist, has farmed for 40 years specializing in fruit trees – apples, pears, and peaches.
Often seen working at the Cidery are the other members of our family: Cyndie, Anders, Kevin, and the Pets!
We strive to innovate our family farming tradition to be a model of sustainability in agricultural and business practices. As a true family operation we’re indebted to the support our our partners, parents, siblings, neighbours, and community to bring you the finest cider.
Co-Founder / Director of operations
A prairie transplant to Naramata via Vancouver, Kaleigh has been in the Okanagan since 2012 cooking, baking, and growing every imaginable plant. Her passion for all things beautiful and delicious sparked her obsession with the transformative process of fermentation. She’s thrilled to be teaming up with Annelise to bring you bold and exciting ciders from their family farm.
Just joining the team in February 2020, Alyssa has over ten years worth of experience in the wine industry in Canada—with a few stints abroad—and has worked concurrently in the vineyard, the cellar, as well as various front of house roles. All she wants to do is continue to learn and explore growing and fermentation as craft. As story! As a living, breathing, and ever-changing thing—whether it’s apples or grapes. And basically, she just LOVES bubbles and is happy to be making them out of whatever!
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