We’re feel very lucky here at Apple County to be living in such a stunning part of the country. If you’re anything like us, now that the longer days have arrived and the sun is shining, you’ll want to be spending as much time as possible outside…
Spring has officially sprung here at Apple County and the welsh countryside is looking glorious in the sunshine – the daffodils are out, the grass is green and luscious, and we can hear lambs calling out to their mothers in the nearby fields.
With Mother’s Day just around the corner, we thought we’d dedicate this blog to all of the wonderful mums out there and all of the hard work they do. Continue reading LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE MUMS!
It’s hard to beat the buzz of a great food festival on a sunny weekend. And Abergavenny Food Festival would certainly take some beating! Only a little over 10 miles from our orchards, we love to see this great local town swathed in stalls and flooded with foodies. It’s a truely premier league food festival, with over 30,000 visitors drawn from far and wide to Abergavenny for one delicious weekend. Continue reading The Awesome, Abergavenny Food Festival
At the culmination of this year’s Great Taste Awards, we were thrilled and honoured to collect our second Golden Fork for the best food or drink product from Wales. And we had a fabulous time at the awards dinner! Continue reading Forking Brilliant!
There is no shortage of great events to get out and about to at this time of year. We’ve shortlisted some of the best events of summer 2016, in some of our favourite places within reach of Apple County. They also all happen to be great occasions to enjoy a lovely cool cider when you’re there… Continue reading Our Top 7 Events of Summer 2016
Take 90 pure juice ciders and perries. Add a generous measure of sunshine. Serve up with live music in a beautiful setting. And you have a recipe for a great cider festival!
The Welsh Cider and Perry festival is always a highlight on the Apple County calendar. And this year was no disappointment. The organisers welcomed more than 3000 cider fans over 4 days, reaching capacity early on the Saturday. The festival takes place near Chepstow within the walls of Caldicot Castle – a stunning, historic backdrop to a lovely relaxed event. Continue reading A Golden Day at The Welsh Cider and Perry Festival
With just a week away until Father’s Day, we wanted to dedicate this blog post to all the Dads out there. And cider-in-hand, we’re sharing some thoughts on fatherhood and some thank yous to the Dads, including our own! At Apple County, Ben is both cider-maker and father. We are very proud of his achievements as award-winning cider and perry-maker but also of his role as Daddy to our son Francis. Continue reading Here’s to the Dads
The best of Welsh food and drink staked their claim to a little piece of Birmingham for the Food & Drink Expo 2016 at the NEC this April. Apple County Cider Co. exhibited alongside 36 other Welsh food and drink businesses on the Food and Drink Wales stand. Continue reading The best of Welsh Food & Drink at the NEC
Last Friday, in preparation for St David’s day we packed our bags, loaded the van with cider and headed off down the M4. We had been invited to join a select group of producers in the Taste of Wales campaign, to promote Welsh food and drink in London around St David’s Day.