The Cidery Milton story dates back to 1927 when the orchard was
first passed down from one generation to the next in the Lasnier family.


Valérien Lasnier is a farmer
and dairy farmer.

Soil in the area is more suitable for cultivating apples. The family business decides to transition to apple growing


André Lasnier takes over and develops apple-selling markets.
The family orchards will become Metro’s official supplier
of fresh apples in Eastern Quebec.


Michel Lasnier, with his passion for the land, takes over the company and modernizes the orchard. His expertise enables the company to introduce highly profitable dwarf cultivars. Diversifying the company’s offerings becomes necessary: Les Vergers de la Colline is born.


In order to ensure the success of the company, diversification and client contact become priorities. Selling apples and fruits under one roof begins for a period of 10 years.


A building measuring 36×38 is constructed to allow for the company’s first ciders to be produced and for apples to be transformed into quality products like pâtés, pies, and more. A victim of its success, les Vergers de la Colline must wait 8 years before its surface area is multiply sevenfold and the building expands into what it is today with a bistro, terrace, and cider bar.

2015 to today

Although he had been involved in developing the company since the 2000s, Marc-Antoine officially takes the reigns in 2015. In order to ensure the family company’s future development, a new brand identity is born. Les Vergers de la Colline becomes Cidery Milton, Quebec’s bold and inspiring leader in cider. This change allows the company to focus more strongly on what it has become and to emphasize the exceptional quality of its products.