The Story: Betty visited her cousin Jack at Woodredding in Herefordshire...
Full Juice Cider and Perry produced by traditional methods to appeal to modern tastes:
Cider has been made at Woodredding for at least 200 years. By 1790 the owners of Woodredding Farm had decided to invest in new cider-making equipment. The design of the Cider Press dates it around 1790 and the barn housing the horse-driven Cider Mill might well have been built around it and probably precedes the present farm house and brick barns which were built in 1815.
The present cider orchard was planted in 1959 with the Ashton Brown Jersey, Bulmer’s Norman, Michelin, Vilberie and Lavigne varieties. More recently Yarlington Mill trees were planted and are now cropping well. Herefordshire Redstreak and Somerset Redstreak have also been planted as replacement trees in the old orchard.
Apples were collected and taken to Westons’ Cider Mill two miles away, but in 2007 after a gap of fifty years they revived the tradition of cider making on the farm.
The results speak for themselves!
- 2019: Royal Bath & West Show
Silver Awards for Jack’s Tipple and Yarlington Mill
- 2019: Royal Three Counties Show
Second Place for Jack’s Tipple
- 2018: Big Apple Event
First Prize - Winner of the Perry Trials
- 2017: British Cider Championships
Winner of the Lawrence Reilly Perry Cup
- 2016: British Cider Championships
Retained Arthur Davis Cup for Yarlington Mill Single Variety Cider for the second year running
- 2015: Royal Bath & West Show
Supreme Champion Cider and Best Bottled Cider
- 2013: Hereford Cider Museum Competition
Medium Cider - First in Class
Yarlington Mill - Runner-Up in Single Variety Section
- 2013: Three Counties Show
Yarlington Mill - Best Sweet Cider and Best Cider from Herefordshire