New Bottle Releases


We are happy to announce new bottle releases from two wonderful Herefordshire makers: Little Pomona and Gregg’s Pit! 

Three very different bottles; the first one is a Single Variety Cider - the fullest expression of an apple variety, from three fascinating fermentations. The second is a harmonious composition of 3 perry pears, and the last one - a wonderful blend of 2 great cider apples varieties.

Little Pomona - Enter The Dragon 2018 - 100% Dabinett, Single Variety Cider made from the fruits sourced from the famous Dragon Orchard in Putley. The cider is a result of three different fermentations that started at the same time and lasted roughly 4 months. One was spontaneous, the other two were differing cultured yeasts. The liquids were then blended and aged for a year before conditioning in bottle.

It’s a high toned, juicy cider with an intense expression of the Dabinett revealing itself in deep apricots, peaches, soft black tea like tannins and gentle clove spice.

Take a look at the full tech sheet here.

Gregg's Pit - Brandy, Hendre Huffcap & Winnals Longdon 2018 - All the perry pears in this blend are sourced from a single orchard of young trees planted in 2000 on gently sloping, south facing land at Frogmore, Pontshill in Herefordshire. 

It contains Brandy (30%), Hendre Huffcap (10%) & Winnals Longdon (60%).

The Perry has light golden colour, clean notes of gooseberry and lime citrus to nose and palate with slight acidity to finish. It’s naturally sparkling, and medium dry.

Take a look at the full tech sheet here.


Gregg's Pit - Dabinett & Yarlington Mill 2018  - Most of the apples come from Gregg's Pit home orchard in the village of Much Marcle, Herefordshire; which dates from pre-1785 and comprises a mix of very old (>250 years) standard perry pear trees and younger standard cider apples (25-75 years). Some of the apples in this blend are sourced from Greta Moorcourt Farm orchard, less than half a mile away.

The predominant apple variety is Dabinett at 60%, and Yarlington Mill 40%. 

The resulting cider has notes of toffee apple and butterscotch, it’s phenolic with slight acidity on the finish, with medium tanins - think west coast malt whisky.

 Take a look at the full tech sheet here.


All bottles are available HERE .


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