We started making cider in 2000 and began a fascinating voyage into the folklore, the processes and alchemy of the cider maker’s art, finally being awarded Supreme Champion Cider at the 2017 Bath & West Show.
This was for our Lancombe Rising, a fully keeved and bottle conditioned cider that finishes with a full bodied medium flavour and a light refreshing sparkle.
Our other ciders are natural draught ciders known as Dorset Starlight-medium, Dorset Twilight –Dry, and Dorset Moonlight another medium that is lightly carbonated for easy drinking.
Our traditional cider is produced through slow natural fermentation with no added sulphites or other chemicals. We start with good quality cider apples from West Dorset, using a blend including Dabinett’s, Yarlington Mill and Chisel Jersey’s. We use 100% of the juice, pressed out in our cider shed at Lancombe Cross, West Milton.
After a long slow fermentation which locks in all those delicious natural flavours and colours, the cider is presented for your enjoyment.
Fruit ciders have recently become popular, and we are pleased to offer Flowery Bottom – with Elderflower and Purple Haze -with Blackcurrant.
We also produce a delicious natural apple juice selecting the best quality local dessert apples.