Global cider expert Gabe Cook — AKA The Ciderologist — has announced a weekend of Herefordshire Cider Tours for October.
Gabe Cook, The Ciderologist
Fun, friendly, and informative, these guide cider tours will take participants on a voyage to three of Herefordshire’s finest cider makers, right in the heart of the “season of mists and mellow fruitfulness”.
Home to the largest acreage of cider apple orchards — and greatest volume of cider produced, anywhere in the world — Herefordshire is equally heralded for its cider heritage and for its award-winning small makers.
On 15th and 16th October, The Ciderologist will personally lead the group on a minibus tour of some of the county’s finest.
On the Saturday, the tour heads to the north of the county to visit Oliver’s, Newton Court, and Little Pomona. On the Sunday, the tour will head to the east/south to visit Wilce’s, Lyne Down, and the Ross-on-Wye Cider & Perry Co.
Representing farmhouse traditionalists and contemporary modernists, these makers share two central tenets — a
reverence for the apple and pear, and a quest to produce the finest libations on the planet.
Gabe said: “I can’t wait to share with people the wondrous story of Herefordshire cider, as well as meeting the makers and tasting their amazing products.
“We will have the opportunity to taste straight from the barrel and I will bring a few special bottles of cider from my archive to sample, too. Throw in a fabulous ploughman’s lunch and all in all, both tours are going to be fabulous!”