The annual awards in Herefordshire, coinciding with the blossom time event, had a good number of entries this year.
The small scale cider makers that enter these awards had to pick from their collection of ciders and perries that had been fermenting over the winter.. Due to the long, extremely cold winter the fermentation of wild yeasts in the fruit had taken longer than usual.
However, a fantastic collection of craft ciders were entered from Wales and the borders of Herefordshire and Shropshire – great to see a combination of real pro’s and newcomers to the awards..
- Champion Cidermaker: Ross-on-Wye Cider and Perry Company
- Champion Perrymaker: Butford Organics
- Best Product in Show: Troggi – Bottle Fermented/Conditioned Perry
Download the full results (PDF)
The rules for the awards are here, should you want to enter next year – absolute novices are welcome!
If you can seek out any of this award winning cider then you will not be disappointed.