A year on from the great apple drought and we are awash with top quality fruit.

All thanks to our generous fruit donors we are all set to make the most cider ever and guarantee that next year there will be plenty of Salt Hill Cider to go round.

As well as being lots of apples this year the quality and variety has been top notch and I reckon next year will be a vintage year and I’m proud to say that all the fruit has been picked from all over Berkshire to maintain our ethos of producing a local artisan cider from apples that would otherwise have gone to waste.

We are nearing the end of production for the year and with the addition of our latest volunteer Ollie Hayward we should be done within a couple of weeks.

This year’s stocks of cider are now all gone so Salt Hill Cider will be absent until March next year when the slowly fermenting cider will be mature and at it’s best ready for drinking in the spring.