Winkleigh Cider Co
Winkleigh Cider Co is a poducer of real cider based in Winkleigh, Devon.
Winkleigh Cider Co is based at land originally owned by Inch's Cider. However, after Inch's was bought by Bulmers, it abandoned the site in 1998. Inch's chief cider maker, David Bridgman, decided to carry on a smaller scale and with some of his family bought part of the site to continue production.
Winkleigh Cider has grown steadily, increasing production and product ranges which include traditional ciders and scrumpies and today produce a cider called Sam's Cider, which is a tribute to Sam Inch, the founder of Inch's.
Their shop is open Moday - Saturday 9.00am -5.00pm and Sunday 10.00am - 1.00pm when you can sample their products. Between October and early December, you can also watch the apples being unloaded, cleaned, and pressed at the beginning of the fermentation process.
Ciders and scrumpies are available in bottles of 500ml, 1 or 2 litres. The still/draught ciders are supplied straight from the barrel in quantities of 2.25 litres upwards. Larger quantity can be purchased in 10 litre and 20 litre "Polyboxes".
Cider is made from cider apples, and the scrumpies are made from a mixture of cider and dessert apples to give a stronger product. The ciders are around 6% abv whereas the scrumpies are 7.5% abv.
Medium Dry Scrumpy, Medium Sweet Scrumpy, Sam's Dry Cider, Sam's Medium Cider, Sam's Sweet Cider, Poundhouse Cider and they have recently started making their own Cider Vinegar too.
- Address: Winkleigh Cider Co., Western Barn, Hatherleigh Road, Winkleigh, Devon, EX19 8AP.
- Tel: (01837) 83560.