About Pips Cider
Pips Cider Ltd. is a small family business which began life in August 2010 in the small village of Dorstone in the Golden Valley in Herefordshire, England.
Our five acre (two Hectares) cider orchard is approximately 50 years old and consists of seven vintage varieties of sweet, bittersweet, and bittersharp apples, including Reine des hatives, Nehou, Bulmers Norman, Brakewells seedling, Michelin, Reine des pommes, and Dabinet. We do not use any sprays or pesticides and the orchard is managed using methods similar to those of fully organic certified producers in relation to animal grazing policies.
For the last 50 years we delivered our cider apples to many of the local cider producers, but in 2009 we decided to make our own traditional craft cider based on the original cider making methods. In August 2012 Pips Cider Limited was born.
Our apples are picked by hand and then milled and pressed to obtain the fresh apple juice. This juice is then fermented in high quality food grade containers. Once the fermentation process is complete the juice is racked and allowed to mature. It can then be bottled and delivered to our customers.
No artificial additives, colourings, or flavourings are added during production. Pips Cider is pure 100% apple juice fermented to about 7.5% alcohol by volume.
You can use this link to contact us if you would like any more information.
The map below shows our location in the beautiful Golden Valley in Herefordshire.
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The picture below is a north easterly view from the centre of our orchard