The “Sabile Cider” company’s factory is located near the heart of Sabile, where each autumn the region’s farmers deliver apples from their orchards for processing and fermentation to make the cider. The factory also provides a public meeting place where, during the summer, the company and Sabile local government organise concerts and cultural events.
Baiba and Aldis Circenis from Rīga began their story in Sabile more than 20 years ago, when they purchased a nearby “oasis of calm” between linden and oak trees. They celebrate Latvian holidays, offer lessons about farm work, and after thinking about what to do with their enormous harvest of apples and much experimentation, created the first Sabile cider. Their cider concept involves a neat garden with tall old apple trees. The couple also studied the enjoyment and manufacturing traditions of cider in the ancient superpowers of cider, England and France.
Visitors can take a tour of the factory and learn about how cider is produced. The lady of the house will talk about how she changed her career and became a cider master. At the Sabile Cider House adjacent to the factory, visitors can taste the cider and purchase some to take with them.