About Craft Cider
For us, craft cider means cider that's pressed at our farm by a master cider maker named Paul (and a few of his local friends). It means making cider out of proper apples. It means a cidery surrounded by orchards, not industrial equipment. It means people covered in mud and apple peels, not people in suits. Buying craft cider supports local business, the heritage and the countryside (find out more about on our environment page). But most of all, craft cider tastes much, much better.
Paul started Newton Court Cidery back in 2000. His mum and dad still come over most days to help out with the lambing and whatever else needs fixing...
The Story So Far
Like all good cider stories, it started with an apple and a conversation! That was way back in 2000 and Paul has been obsessed with apples and flavours and making the best cider and Perry ever since!
Newton Court Cider is part of an 157 acre certified organic farm with 30 acres of cider apple and perry pear orchards. We are proud to make award winning ciders and Perriesusingfruit from our own orchards or from friends in Herefordshire. We pick, press, ferment and bottle everything ourselves and we squeezed just over 45 tonnes of fruit in 2015.
Where We're Headed
Paul's also in the process of finishing one of the most ambitious NC projects to date, a 'single malt' inspired line of single apple variety ciders. We already have Red Streak, Yarlington Mill, Dabinett and Winnals Longdon. Watch this space for the launch of Foxwhelp and Thorn (or follow us on Facebook to be kept up to date)...
But in all this excitement, we haven't forgotten our roots: our heritage line is our way of staying true to the Herefordshire tradition of craft cider making.