Ciderhuset – for people who like cider!

The start or the end of national tourist route Gaularfjellet is Balestrand by Sognefjorden. This village was a known artist colony in the 1800s, and paintings of the landscape here adorn the many walls of European art galleries. Ciderhuset is located in an organic fruit garden, about 1,5 km from the dock and the renown Kviknes Hotel.

Balholm is our brand, and we make 40 different products – like must/juice and cider, dessert wines and spirits – all made from 100% fruit and berries. Many of our products are also organic.

In the summertime you can join our cider tasting and learn about the process of making “champagne-cider” the traditional way, and distillation of apple spirits. You can also shop in our farm store or enjoy a meal in our restaurant. We welcome groups for lunch, dinner, presentations about cider and fruit, cultural wandering, professional arrangements, team building and other fun all year round.

Ciderhuset is also part of an international network of 100 Économusée in Europa and Canada that preserves traditional craftmanship (Artisans at work).

Practical information

Open from 26.6. – 14.8 Sunday – Friday:

  • Lunch and dinner service from 12 noon to 9 pm.
  • Farm store with Balholm cider, juice og jam from 12 noon to 6 pm.
  • Cider tasting at 12:30 and 3:30 pm.

Arrangements, cultural wanderings and cider tasting for more than 15 people have to be booked ahead of time.