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Harvesting cider apples in Devon

2018 A Vintage Year

Proper Cold, Proper Wet, Proper Hot, Proper Apples This year produced some of the most impressive juice that we’ve ever seen, and all thanks to the weather in Devon getting… Read more »

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Yarlington Mill, On-leaf Cider

On Leaf Fermentation

How an Old Text and Innovations in Wine Making Inspired an Entirely New Cider Making Technique Nearly two years of biting my tongue is over! I am extremely proud to… Read more »

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Franklin’s Night – The battle between the Devil, the Brewer and the Cidermaker

It’s safe to say that we’re passionate about the history of Devon Cider at Sandford Orchards, but the thing that makes us really proud is the cider heritage of Crediton,… Read more »

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Demand Devon Cider!

We love our cider in Devon. Did you know that in 2017 we drank over 193,000,000 litres of the stuff? But only 1 in 5 of those pints was actually… Read more »

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Devon Red Soil

There’s Something Special About This Valley

Devon Redlands There’s a certain something about the valley where we live, it’s not by chance that some of the region’s finest food producers are based here in the Creedy… Read more »

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Look Who’s Back!

Secret Cider Society Returns! We’re pleased to announce that Secret Cider is returning next month.  We’re kicking off again on the 28th April with one of SCS’s favourites Hornbrook Kitchen…. Read more »

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Why Cold is Gold for the Cider

More Rain, More Milk Sir My wife’s Grandfather was a dairyman who milked his cows out in the fields. When it rained the churns got a little top-up from mother… Read more »

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Cider Con 2018

A Devon Ciderman At American Cider Con

Bringing Back Spitters To The land Of The Free! As I glanced up at a imposing phallus on a dive-bar wall and received an earful of frank advice from a… Read more »

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It’s almost over, and now we wait…

November signals the end of harvest in the cider world and here at Sandford Orchards our press is slowing down, dealing with the last few apples to fall from the trees. In… Read more »

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Why our Pioneer Range is Leading the Way in Cidermaking

We’re having an amazing September at Sandford Orchards. Not only does it look like we’re on for a great apple harvest, we’ve picked up one of the leading awards in… Read more »

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