Experience the magic of the orchard. Learn about the important role of bees in pollinating the apple blossom and have an opportunity to commune with nature in this stunningly beautiful orchard.
Explore some of the history and folklore behind cider and apple orchards. Participate in the ancient orchard tradition of wassailling - where you make a huge, big NOISE to chase away any 'baddies' that might affect the trees and then invite in all the good spirits!
Discover how the apples grow, harvested and pressed.
Then learn how we make our ciders, with a tour of the apple bay. We currently use an old belt press that Oliver and our son Dante renovated. It's very efficient. As back up, we have a hand built a very large hydraulic press, which has two 58 tonne rams and uses a traditional rack and cloth method. We are also renovating an antique twin screw press dating back to 1863, the original apple press used on this farm. Then an explanation of how the cider is made and a peek into the very up to date Cider Barn.
You're introduced to the beneficial properties of naturally fermented apple cider vinegar. You even get to taste it!!
We finish with a guided tasting of our award-winning artisan ciders. If the weather allows, we sit out in the sunshine in the Sculpture Garden, otherwise cosily indoors in the Tasting Room and shop.
Located near Bridport, Dorset, we run our Cider Farm tours on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 11.00am
For £15.00, not only do you get a Cider Farm tour, but also a guided Cider tasting and a stroll through the beautiful orchards and organic farm. You will learn more about how we make our delicious craft ciders right from our cider masters who are happy to answer your questions.
The Orchard and Cider Tours run throughout the year. Please do call in advance to book your place. Our telephone 01308 488382 and email firstname.lastname@example.org