Apples are the starting point for our Cider Brandy, and we believe it is vital to know their origins. All the apples we ferment come from Somerset, and most come from our own orchards which extend to some 150 acres.
Vintage varieties are expertly blended and fermented in huge oak vats and after mellowing and maturing for several years it becomes a deliciously smooth Cider Brandy.
We are friends who share a passion (and addiction!) for great food and rare breed pigs. We developed this interest by keeping Old Spots, the original “The Orchard Pig”, in our traditional Somerset cider apple orchard.
The only problem was the pigs could not eat all the apples we were producing! So it was really a natural development to make cider and apple juice. Since then, we havent looked back and our hazy days of experimenting have really paid off. Our award winning ciders are made from a mix of hand graded varieties of traditional Somerset cider apples.
Harvested from our unsprayed and naturally maintained orchards, the cider is then matured for at least 6 months before bottling. Our magnificent, cloudy, award winning juices are made from whole crushed fruits full of fruity goodness with no added flavourings, colourings or sugar.