Welcome to our Cider house and Distillery. We are so glad you’re here!
At Spy we combine our passion for organic principles with a commitment to creating delicious ciders, quality spirits, and an enduring hospitality experience. Our family fell deeply in love with this place we call home, so much so that we wanted to share it. We embarked on a journey to create a gathering place. We want you to know you’re among friends. Bring your kids, your family and your friends.
We hope to provide a space, nestled in the countryside of the Blue Mountains, where the community can come together and connect over good food and drink. We want to help you create those moments that the best memories are made of.
At the heart of our operation is the high standard we set for our products. We believe in harnessing the purest flavours from nature while minimizing the impact on the environment. From the time the trees blossom to the moment you savour our unique products, we ensure that every step of our process aligns with our commitment to sustainability and preserving the earth's resources.
Our craft apple cider and distillery are a testament to our love for the land and the artistry of beverage making. With meticulous care, we select the finest handpicked organic apples from our own and local orchards, cherishing their unique flavours and transferring that distinctive taste into crisp, refreshing ciders that hold the essence of each season.
Cider was just the beginning. As enraptured as we have become by the craft of cider making, we have equally been drawn in by the traditions and story in small batch distilling. We are thrilled to offer our premium spirits. Using carefully chosen organic ingredients, we distill small batches of exquisite spirits. From smooth, handcrafted apple brandies to botanically-infused gin and vodka, each sip underscores our dedication to craftsmanship, character and the quality of our ingredients.
We want you to be a part of the journey. We will be constantly learning and growing, and we would love to have you along for the ride. Come and see where the magic happens! Explore our 78 acres of old and new orchards; learn about our state-of-the-art equipment; explore the taste sensation of our products; let all of your senses be a part of it.
With our enthusiasm and your support, we can elevate a brand that celebrates the beauty of nature, the importance of connection, and the joy of exceptional beverages in Georgian Bay. Cheers to unforgettable moments and the spirit of craftsmanship!
Darcy Hagerman & Ian Smith - Owners, Spy Cider House and Distillery
Meet the team
At the heart of our operation is the team of amazing people who help us reach the high standard we set for our products.
Martha - Head Cidermaker & Distiller
Martha Lowry is the head Cidermaker and Distiller at Spy. With a love for all things cider and distilling, she’s sure to be tinkering in the back working on your next favourite drink. She’s passionate about all things apple, and studied horticulture at the University of Guelph. In her downtime, she farms her own 87 acre farm and orchards, as well as directing our orchard work at Spy. She has worked around Ontario in all things fermented. Starting at Dillon’s Distillery, then Mill Street Brewery and Brickworks Ciderhouse. A creative spirit, she is always dreaming up new beverages to explore. Martha is one of Canada’s few female distillers and a true genius when it comes to cider and spirit making. We are proud to have Martha guiding our way from Orchard to lips.
Darcy - Owner
After over 20 years in the yoga world as an owner and director of three yoga studios in Toronto, Darcy decided to embark on a new chapter and use her entrepreneurial skills in a new way as owner and president at Spy. The principles by which she lives her life are woven into the pillars by which she runs a business. She is a strong believer in the power of community and connection and infuses this ethos into every business she owns. She will always be connected to her practice and to the teaching of yoga which helps keep her tethered to her truth and reminds her of her place in and responsibility to the land. You can find her in the Orchard every Friday morning, taking a break from business operations, on the mat teaching a yoga class open to all.
Ian - Owner
Ian and his family ventured to The Blue Mountains in 2016, seeking a life filled with adventure. The allure of the picturesque Blue Mountains and its endless recreational opportunities drew him back to Simcoe County, where Ian spent his formative years. When he's not carving through the snow or honing his golf swing, Ian brings his business acumen and keen sense of taste and style to the world of real estate, and now also, spirits and cider. Known for his ability to bring smiles to people's faces, Ian effortlessly lightens any situation with his quick wit. Ian's infectious laughter and light-hearted approach have the power to turn ordinary moments into extraordinary memories.
Heather - Director Marketing & Sales
Heather brings a wealth of diverse experience to her role as Director of Marketing, Sales and Strategy at Spy Cider House and Distillery. With a background in music and art events, broadcast production, digital marketing, and project management, she seamlessly blends creativity with business acumen. Her journey from working on documentaries, lifestyle programming, music specials, and awards shows led her to excel in animated explainers and training videos, fueling the creative process and attending to detail. Heather’s passion for nature aligns perfectly with Spy’s commitment to sustainable practices, evident in her love for exploring the backcountry, appreciating quality ingredients, and fostering a sensorial experience. Beyond work, Heather indulges her competitive spirit on the court, in the hills, embraces aquatic adventures, and finds inner balance through yoga. With her expertise, love for nature, and dedication to excellence, Heather wholeheartedly supports Spy in delivering an authentic and premium experience. Her ability to infuse joy and adventure makes her a harmonious team player.