Once Upon A Tree Cider

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Once Upon A Tree Cider is a cider producer based in Putley, Ledbury, Herefordshire.


Launched 3rd May 2008, speciality food & drink enthusiasts, Ann & Norman Stanier and Hannah & Simon Day, founded Once Upon A Tree through a passion to create the best quality apple juice and cider from the highest quality fruit, whilst continuing to preserve the heritage and tradition of cidermaking in the area.

The apples are sourced, and the juice and cider made at Ann & Norman’s Dragon Orchard situated in the heart of the traditional apple growing area of Putley near the Marcle Ridge in Herefordshire. With a combination of good orchard management, fantastic soils and perfect mesoclimate, the fruit produced is some of the best available anywhere in the UK, with the apples attaining full ripeness yet retaining character and flavour. Juice and Cider maker, Simon Day is an experienced professional winemaker who decided to turn his hand to cider making after walking through the local orchards and seeing the potential to use winemaking skills to capture the true characters of the apples in the juice and ciders.

Visit Once Upon A Tree are now open to the public from 10am until 3pm Wednesday to Sunday until Christmas. They offer Cider, Perry and Apple Juice Tastings and Sales, Orchard walks, Work by local artists, and other local food producers, Group tours by prior arangement (minimum 10, maximum 25).

Contact details

  • Address: Dragon Orchard, Putley, Ledbury, Herefordshire, HR8 2RG.
  • Tel: (01531) 670263.

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