Apple County Cider
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.
Made from 100% juice, often from unique Welsh perry pear and cider apple varieties that produces a local, artisan perry or cider with individual characteristics and flavours that are lost in mass produced equivalents.
Troggi specialises in whole juice dry cider and perry and is developing bottle conditioned products.
Perry and apple juice is produced at Upper House Farm, Grosmont located in north Monmouthshire. We are a working farm that has been farmed by three generations of the Watkins family. The cider is produced from apples grown in our old fashioned traditional grazed orchards. Our cider is made from a blend of varieties, some old like Tom Putt and some more modern varieties like Dabinett. All of our cider is pressed on our working farm where it is left to mature in traditional oak barrels, and stored in a stone cellar which was built in the 1700's for storing cider
Our goal is to produce the highest quality pure juice cider and perry possible. Several years of hard work has been needed to bring both abandoned orchards and newly planted ones to life.
We believe that a cider and perry from a North Wales producer should be made from the fruit of that region. Picked and processed by hand with care at every stage of the process to ensure our products are the best they can be.
All of our cider and perry is made from pure juice, no water or concentrates are added. This results in slight variations from year to year as no two summers are the same.This is how we like it.
A number of reasons have inspired me to take up small scale cider making. As an engineer by trade, I like to make, fix and improve the overall efficiency of things in general. The craft,skills and incentive to turn apples - especially those that might go to waste, into a quite delicious drink.
Brecon Beacons Cider
An award-winning traditional cider and perry maker based in Bwlch, a village in the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park.
Most of our cider is made from vintage-quality, hand-picked cider apples from two local, pesticide-free orchards situated within a ten-mile radius of the village.
Using traditional methods, pure apple juice and natural fermentation means that flavour and alcohol levels will vary season to season according to apple varieties and sugar content. We can however assure the quality of every cider we produce irrespective of individual characteristics, and we firmly believe that these delicate variations in character are what makes small scale cider production so interesting.
SEIDR Y MYNYDD
This special cider is made using the traditional method of Keeving, where the taste of apple is preserved in a tasty sweet Cider, which is light and fairly low in alcohol (between 3 a 4%). This method is used in Brittany to make 'Cidre Bouché', and although it was popular in Britain until about a century ago, by today it has almost died out. However, it has recently experienced a resurgence here, and Seidr y Mynydd is at the forefront
Unlike many commercial cider makers, we believe the best ciders are made from the juice, the whole juice and nothing but the juice, so that’s why our products contain no added water, artificial sweeteners, colours or flavourings.
We think that this fact along with the use of unique Pembrokeshire apple varieties has led us to a string of national awards over the years. We don’t have an eyesore of a factory, but a modest cyder barn in the beautiful Pembrokeshire countryside.