In 2007 we planted 928 apple trees to form an orchard on one of the South-facing hills of the farm. With five varieties – Bramley, Red Windsor, Red Devils, Egremont Russet, and Red Falstaff – we create our own unique blend of organic apple juice.
We harvested our first half-crop in 2010, which was a success. 2011 was another good year, followed by a bad year for orchards in the South West in 2012, leaving us with a harvest so small that pressing and bottling wasn’t worthwhile!
The most recent crop in 2018 provided us with 14 1/2 tons of apples, which is available to buy in smart glass 750ml and 330ml bottles. 750ml bottles are £3.50 per bottle, and 330ml £2.50 (inc. VAT). Both can be bought individually, or in cases of 12 x 750ml or 24 x 330ml. In 2018 our organic apple juice was awarded Gold at the Taste of the West awards.
All our apples are hand-picked by us with help from friends and family over one weekend, usually in late September. We use over 1kg of apples for each 750ml bottle, with absolutely no added sugars, water or concentrates. The juice is then pressed and hot pasteurised so it has a shelf-life of between 18 months and 2 years.
We can deliver our apple juice in the local area, as well as in Bristol and Bath. Delivery of larger orders can be arranged for further afield.