Visiting the makers

first stop, Simon Dent’s Orchards

The first stop on our trip was to Simon Dent’s beautiful array of orchards in Preston Wynne, Herefordshire. Under the unsurpassable narration of cider maker Tom Oliver we were taken around the orchards, seeing cider apple trees planted 2 weeks ago, through to 200 year old perry pear trees.

We stopped by a beautiful orchard of 35 year old perry pears, to taste a keeved perry made by Tom Oliver with pears from that very orchard. It was light and bursting with all the glorious natural sweetness’ of pear.

First things first, are you of legal drinking age?

No, but I'm working on it