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Cider firms sparkling
10:10am Friday 8th February 2013 in News
CIDER-makers are celebrating after winning a host of awards.
The Once Upon A Tree team from Dragon Orchard, Putley, won four golds and one silver at the Flavours of Herefordshire gala dinner.
Cider maker Simon Day said: “These awards are very special to us as the promotion of Herefordshire food and drink is close to our heart.
“It’s exciting to think our products are judged to be of such high quality within a county which excels in producing wonderful cider and perry.”
Once Upon a Tree’s four gold awards were for a range of products – Marcle Ridge Still Cider, Carpenter’s Croft Sparkling Cider, Blenheim Superb Dessert Cider and Discovery Apple Juice.
The Wonder Dessert Pear Wine won silver.
Meanwhile, Wilces Cider, from Old Kennels Farm, Bromyard Road, Ledbury, received a silver award.
Pete Wilce, of Wilces Cider, said: “This year is our 25th anniversary and the year we have decided to really start to market our cider so we are delighted to kick off with a silver award from the Flavours of Herefordshire.
“Earlier in the competition our cider was voted Best Tasting Cider in the public vote element of the Flavours award – again, something we are incredibly proud of.”