We have finished picking and pressing this week and all the barrels are now filled and are fermenting away! It’s been a bit of a slog this year as the tress around our area mostly had only about half as much fruit as last year. The quality of the apples this year has been good and I’m confident next year’s Salt Hill Cider will be good stuff!

There is nothing more to do this winter other than wait for nature to turn all this juice into cider ready for spring in 2017. We won the South Of England CAMRA cider award this year and we will be back at Reading in May to have a go at winning this award for the 3rd time.

There should be just enough of 2015’s cider left to get us through the winter months until the new season cider is ready.