Hi, I'm Matt.
In 2016, I completed Cicerone Certification and went to Europe to continue my education in beer with the intention of studying classic regional beer styles.
A bottle of cider from Domaine Dupont derailed those plans.
Before that bottle, I had never tasted cider made from heritage apples with tannin, structure and complexity. The revelation led me to put my beer research on hold and travel to France to work with cider producers in Normandy and Brittany. During my time there, I began looking at the possibility of shipping some of these fantastic apples back to North America, where we desperately need them.
I quickly learned how unprepared I was to manage customs procedures, regulatory compliance across multiple countries, and international transport logistics. So, I returned to school to study international trade and acquire the skills I would need.
Upon graduating, I started Heritage Apple Imports which now supplies traditional European apples to cider makers in Canada and the United States.
Heritage Apple Imports
montréal | toronto