Great cider is a timeless joy to us at Apple County. We make real cider and perry from 100% freshly pressed juice. Each cider is make from a single variety of bitter-sweet apples all grown in local orchards.
We approach cider-making with all the skills and reverence of a traditional winemaker, allowing the distinctive flavours of each variety to develop through a slow, cool fermentation.
Our ciders and perries have won acclaim from chefs, critics, writers, and foodies alike. Valentine Warner, Oz Clarke and Pete Brown have all expressed their appreciation for Apple County Cider. In 2015 & 2016 we won the prestigious Golden Fork for Wales at the Guild of Fine Food Great Taste Awards and scooped more stars again in 2017 & 2018.
Our cider is made on Whitehouse Farm near Skenfrith in Monmouthshire. This lush county is nestled between the Brecon Beacons National Park and the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and is peppered with historic castles. From the farm, we enjoy stunning views across the Monnow valley where the river marks the Welsh border.
Our cider orchards were planted in 1969. They were some of the first cider orchards to be terraced, allowing more sunlight to reach the trees. The fertile red earth of this area is rich in iron, and the micro-climate on the farm means cold, cleansing winters and a warm growing season. All these things keep the apple trees happy, producing bountiful fruit with great flavour.
Apple County Cider Co.
Monmouthshire NP25 5NS