Pips Cider is a traditional real or craft cider manufacturer based in Dorstone, Western Herefordshire.
Pips Cider is a small family business which began life in 2009 in the small village of Dorstone.
Their five acre (2 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. The fruit is not sprayed and no pesticides are used. 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, their cider apples were delivered to other local cider producers, but in 2009 they decided to make their own traditional craft cider based on the original cider making methods.
The apples are picked by hand, so as not to be damaged by machinery. The apples are then milled and pressed to obtain the juice and then fermented in food grade containers. Once the fermentation process is complete, the juice is racked and allowed to mature. It is then bottled and delivered 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.
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