It’s been a busy time in the orchards, harvesting this year’s beautiful apples & Winter has crept up on us! Here at Apple County, Winter means our precious fresh juice is brought into the barn. But, it’s far from hibernating! It’s at this point that we add the winemaker’s yeast & it begins its slow, cold, maturing first fermentation process, for a minimum of 6 months.
Every single harvest is different in the life of a cider farm, so whilst next year’s scrumptious ciders are safely bubbling away, we can come in from the orchards and turn our attention to the wintery warmth that our cider can bring. Curling up with a good book, by the fire, with a mug of smooth, comforting mulled cider is something we look forward to every year! Continue reading Winter Warmers In Festive Flavours!
Apple County launches in Japan!
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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!
For the second year in a row Apple County Cider have made the Great Taste Top 50 winner list! Last year, our Vilberie sparkling cider won a Golden Fork for the best food or drink in Wales. And we are thrilled to announce that this year, our Dabinett cider has come up trumps, and made it through to the exclusive top 50. As such, it was recently featured in The Times! Continue reading Great Taste Top 50!
This summer we’re enjoying a little added pure fruit with our cider in Apple County. We were very excited to launch 2 NEW 100% juice fruit ciders which have a drier, more sophisticated real flavour that stays true to the real cider base. And now we have a very special third variant to add into the mix with a short-run initial release. If redcurrant, and gooseberry flavours tickle your fancy, we’ve got a special summer cider treat for you. Both the joyful combination of flavours and the name of this fruit just proved impossible to resist.
Get your laughing gear around our NEW cider with real cider with Chuckleberry. Continue reading NEW Limited Edition Cider to tickle your fancy
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
We’re celebrating summer, fruit and cider with 3 NEW ciders including very special summer fruit cider…
This is always an exciting time of year in Apple County. After more than 6 months slowly developing and maturing, the cider has mellowed and rounded and is finally ready to drink and enjoy!
Continue reading NEW Fruit Cider marks official start of summer!
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