INTERVIEWS WITH CIDERMAKERS – IT’S ALL ABOUT PASSION, PRIDE AND SATISFACTION
Watch these short interviews and you’ll see the passion, pride and satisfaction each and every one of these cidermakers put into every bottle of their 100% fruit content, not-from-concentrate ciders.
In its first year of cidermaking, and at its very first public showing in 2019 at The Three Counties Show, Broadway Press won ‘The People’s Cider Champions’ award, followed by the ‘Cider of the Festival’ award at the CAMRA Colchester festival in early 2020.
Broadway Press is all about showcasing the delicious potential of the apples from the Cotswold town of Broadway and the many orchards found in the surrounding area.
For over 20 years, multi-award winning Gospel Green have sourced their hand-picked dessert apples from the Blackmoor Estate in Hampshire to produce the original English sparkling cider using the méthode traditionnelle in exactly the same way as winemakers in Champagne.
Underpinning this tradition of excellence, CEO and Cidermaker, Brock Bergius, works with the Institut d’Oenology de Champagne (IOC) to produce this much acclaimed, delicious and sophisticated sparkling cyder as a perfect alternative to Champagne, Prosecco and Cava. A wine by any other name, but made from apples, not grapes.
Once Upon A Tree
History and heritage in abundance, creativity and innovation at the fore. Once Upon A Tree ciders capture the history and heritage of the English countryside with a twist of innovative creativity. A love for the tradition of the industry and a respect for the land where they grow, with a passion to be honest and creative, their products are never from concentrate, the fruit is handled with utmost care, and the range is always fresh and enticing. In fact, as they say, “we let the fruit do the talking”.
Welsh Mountain Cider is family run and specialises in making real cider that’s made from 100% fresh pressed juice from carefully selected varieties of sweet, bittersweet and sharp apples, with no added water, sugar, or anything else.
Allowed to naturally ferment slowly over the winter with their own indigenous, natural yeasts and cellar-aged for between 6 months and two years, the ciders are then bottled unfiltered and unpasteurised and without added sulphites. This produces the complex bouquet and rich flavours you would expect from a truly great expression of what is essentially our native wine: cider made in this way without the water, glucose-fructose syrup, saccharine, malic acid, and food colouring is a true example of authenticity and richness in food.