We are extremely excited to once again be hosting CIDER CLUB!! The return of our wonderful, monthly, talk & tasting event will be at 7pm on Saturday 11th December.
Our special guest are fellow Herefordshire producer, Artistraw Cider. The couple behind this dynamic, ecological, natural and exciting cidery are Lydia and Tom, two passionate environmentalists with a serious love for apples and pears. Here’s how they describe themselves:
Here at Artistraw we, Tom and Lydia, are passionate about making natural cider (no added sugar, water or sulphites- just apples). We hand pick our fruit from unsprayed, low intensity traditional standard orchards in the local area. This guarantees juice suitable for the attenuated fermentation technique we practice (not to mention being very beneficial to biodiversity and entirely aligned with our own permaculture principles).
Located in the Welsh Marches, just outside the beautiful town of books Hay-on-Wye, we enjoy access to some of the most beautiful orchards in the country. We are currently planting a 2.5 acre orchard just next to our cidery, which is gradually filling up with rare and interesting apple and perry pear varieties. Each tree has been grafted by ourselves, making what will eventually be, a very special orchard
Fairly new to farming, though not cider making, Tom splits his time between cider and photovoltaic device research, whilst Lydia (@sow_sew_and_grow) also has a career in the theatre costume industry. We are both committed environmentalists and apply this mindset to every aspect of cider making, from the creation of habitat in the orchard right down to the natural glue we invented to hand stick our recycled paper bottle labels!
Definitely take a look at their website to learn more – but suffice to say, the cider is of the highest quality and we are very lucky they are coming to the Yew Tree!
7pm Start @ Yew Tree Peterstow, HR9 6JZ, in the ‘Event Room’ beside the Cider Shop.
£10 entry, advance booking only.
Numbers are limited for space.
Expect to enjoy tasters of six different ciders and perries.
Artistraw will have bottles available for you to buy to take home after.
We will be serving a cheese & biscuits buffet after the tasting as usual.
Expected end time around 9pm, with socialising & drinking carrying on until late!
No need to print anything - we will be checking your names off the list as you arrive.