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Apple County Cider Co

Apple County Cider Co

Address

Whitehouse Farm,
Crossways,
Newcastle,
Monmouthshire,
NP25 5NS

Details

Great cider represents a timeless joy to us at Apple County. We are husband and wife team Ben and Steph Culpin and we make real cider and perry from our orchards on lush hills overlooking the Monnow valley, near Skenfrith in Monmouthshire.

Ben has been making cider since 2008 and he approaches his craft with the same skills and reverence of a traditional wine-maker. A single bitter-sweet apple variety such as Dabinett, Vilberie, and Yarlington Mill, is selected for each cider. When the apples are harvested in the autumn, Ben adds winemakers’ yeast to 100% fresh juice. No other ingredient is needed, apart from patience and time. We believe the distinctive flavours of each apple variety develop best through a slow, cold, fermentation. This takes place out in our barn, taking more than half a year to reach fruition. Good things come to those who wait!

As a family, we feel lucky to live in this stunning landscape and we want to put Monmouthshire – The Apple County of Wales back on the map, by producing some of the finest cider in the world. Our cider has won acclaim from chefs, critics, writers and foodies alike. Valentine Warner, Oz Clarke and Pete Brown are amongst those in the know who’ve expressed their regard for Apple County Cider. Our awards include International Cider Challenge medals (Bronze, Silver and Gold) for flavour and branding and a prestigious Great Taste Awards “Golden Fork” for overall best food and drink product from across Wales.

We supply many of the local restaurants, pubs, hotels, delis and independent wine shops in Monmouthshire and Herefordshire who champion local produce.

You can pick up a leaflet of our orchard walk at our cider shop. The walk is 3 miles and takes approximately 2 hours. Parking is available along the Skenfrith to Maypole Road. The walk takes in different ages of orchards, rows of blackcurrants and scenic views down the Monnow Valley and beyond. We can organise a picnic for you to enjoy in the orchard, pre booking only.

We invite you to discover a taste of Apple County by visiting the farm for an orchard walk, and tasting at our cellar door, or taking a moment to open up a bottle wherever you are.

www.applecountycider.co.uk
Twitter: @apple_countyco
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Coach parties acceptedPublic toilets

Dogs accepted

Cider & Perry Tasting Orchard Walks Internet Sales Cider Producer Perry Producer Sales on Site Hen/Stage Parties Accepted

Opening details

Mon to Sat 10am-6pm
Sun 11am-5pm

Prices

Free entry

Free tasters, fees may apply for tours
Walk leaflet 50p

Location

Directions

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Map reference: SO 451193  Lat: 51.86990 Long: -2.79874

Follow the trail of cider signs, just west of Skenfrith on the B4521 or on the B4347 from Monmouth about 2 miles past Newcastle

Facilities

  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted

Cider & Perry Tasting Orchard Walks Internet Sales Cider Producer Perry Producer Sales on Site Hen/Stage Parties Accepted