It's time Folks!

After 15 very happy years making cider, I am sad to report that I have decided to hang up my picking trousers, put down my panking pole and call it a day. I have been very reluctant to call last orders on what has been a very fulfilling and rewarding chapter in my life, but the physically demanding nature of traditional cider making has finally caught up with me – my body has been complaining and I have been forced to listen.

I would just like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to everybody who has supported me over the years and whose kind words and appreciation have spurred me on whilst picking in the rain and pressing in the frost! Thank you to my loyal customers, orchardeers, publicans and all of the other wonderful selection of cafés, bars and farm shops who have all banged the drum for local and traditional produce. Please keep banging that drum, the heartbeat of rural life.

Cider making has been kind to me and given me more than just frozen hands, weary bones and being blamed in the high street for various hang-overs. It has given me the opportunity to fully appreciate the stillness and beauty of a traditional orchard in the late autumn sun, revealed some remote and stunning corners of the countryside and, above all, it has introduced me to some wonderful, warm, hardworking and ingenious people, some of who will be friends for life and some who are sadly no longer with us.

But don’t panic just yet! Whilst I am no longer pressing, the nature of long fermentations and patient maturing means there will be supply of delicious cider for a little while yet – but when it’s gone, it’s gone! For simplicity and value I will be selling my remaining stock in cases of twelve including a final blend ‘Last Orders’ – pressed with classic bittersweet cider apples – Dabinett, Yarlington Mill, Kingston Black, Chisel Jersey and Brown’s Apple. Hand picked in 2021, wild-fermented and matured for twelve months to yield a deliciously fruity, full-bodied cider which I am sure you will enjoy. Again, many thanks for your support and encouragement. Cheers!

FREE DELIVERY – Applies to all orders £50 and over within GL11, GL12 and GL13. Orders under £50 to these postcodes will be charged at £10. Please get in touch for options to all other areas.

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Premium Quality

Only the best quality cider apple varieties are selected for flavour and hand picked only when perfectly ripe.
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Traditional orchards

Using apples from mature orchards which have never been sprayed yields the best quality juice with complex flavours.

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100% pure juice

Nothing else is used to make our ciders and perries other than 100% pure apple or pear juice. Full juice means full flavour.
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Wild fermentation

‘Spontaneous’ fermentation by a complex blend of wild yeast imparts a distinctive flavour and unique character to the finished cider.

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Slow maturing

The heady flavours of mature bittersweet tannins are allowed time to develop with long maturation periods.

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Careful blending

Care and attention to detail are exercised whilst sampling and blending each of the individual ferments to create the finest ciders and perries.

Ordering

Please note that you must be over 18 to order and proof of ID may be required.

I know a lot about cider but not so much about an online shop, so please bear with me if not everything is as smooth as a glass of Tyndale Gold! Any problems, faults or feedback very welcome to help improve the service.

1. Fill your basket

Go on, You know you want to!

2. Buy more, save more

Bottles are automatically discounted at £3.25 when you buy four or more and £3.00 when you buy 12 or more. Order two 5lt Bag in Box for £20 each.

3 Payment

Credit/Debit cards or bank transfer. Bank details will be emailed to you with your order confirmation.

4. Create and account

You can check out as a guest but if you create an account you will automatically be told about any new products, offers or events.

Collection or delivery

Collection

Order online and collect from 11 Bradley Street, Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire, GL12 7AP.  Suggest a collection date and time in the ‘Order Notes’ field during the order process. Or alternatively call, text or email to arrange collection.

Free local delivery

Free local delivery on all orders over £30. What’s local? Somewhere within 5 miles or roughly GL12, GL11 and GL13. Haven’t quite worked this out yet and happy to be flexible depending on the order. Local delivery under £30 will be charged at £5. But again happy to be flexible on this depending on location.

Further afield

Happy to ship anywhere but will need to get an idea of how much the shipping will be depending upon the order and location. Get in touch and I will let you have a price.

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john@wildcider.uk

 

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