Cider

We are as traditional as it gets here at Ampleforth. Although our orchard is the largest commercial orchard in the North of England, we are still running on a very small scale.

 

We are a big believer in tradition and everything we do in the cider mill is by hand. We pick all of our 40 different varieties of apples by hand, the apples are then pressed which produces delicious apple juice. Using natural yeast the juice is then left to ferment for at least eight months.

 

The final product is our award winning cider.

1 Star - Great Taste 2016

1 Star - Great Taste 2015

2nd Place - Greater Manchester Cider and Perry Festival 2015

2 Gold Stars - Great Taste Awards 2014

Voted 'Best Craft Cider' at Dales Festival of Food & Drink 2013 & 2014

2nd Place - CAMRA North UK Cider and Perry Competition

 

Traditional Still Cider

If you are more of a traditional cider fan this is for you. We have left it uncarbonated so the full flavour of the apple comes through. Light, refreshing and easy drinking.

               

Taste
Medium dry

 

ABV %
6.5

 

Available in
500ml Bottles & 20litre Bag in Box

 

Best served chilled

 

Contains sulphites

 

Although we take due care, our cider is a natural product and some natural yeast and fruits sediment may occur.

Traditional Cider

We have ever so slightly carbonated this tasty beverage to give it a slight sparkle. The carbonation reduces the tartness of the apples and gives a sweeter note. 

               

Taste
Medium dry

 

ABV %
6.5

 

Available in
500ml Bottles

 

Best served chilled

 

Contains sulphites

 

Although we take due care, our cider is a natural product and some natural yeast and fruits sediment may occur.

Premium Cider

Our most prized possession. Our premium cider continues to mature naturally in the bottle. This creates its uniquely dry flavour and natural carbonation. A real winner in our book.

               

Taste
Dry

 

ABV %
8

 

Available in
750ml & 330ml Bottles

 

Best served chilled

 

Contains sulphites

 

Although we take due care, our cider is a natural product and some natural yeast and fruits sediment may occur.