Dunkertons Organic Cider is hosting seasonal pressing tours at its cidery

Raise a glass and discover how Dunkertons Cider crafts its award-winning ciders from bud to bottle, with the chance to see the apple press in action at the Cheltenham cidery this autumn 2021.

Gloucestershire cider lovers will be hard-pressed to find a better day out than a trip to Dunkertons’ organic cidery in Cheltenham, with pressing tours running throughout autumn 2021.

Founded by Ivor and Susie Dunkerton in 1980, Dunkertons Cider has been crafting certified-organic cider for over 30 years, creating delicious produce without using any pesticides or chemicals to minimise its impact on the environment.

And if cider is your tipple of choice, there’s the opportunity to see the award-winning crafting process at its cidery in Charlton Kings, with plenty of tastings to whet your whistle.

The Cider Tour experience kicks off in the marquee bar, where guests are treated to a half-pint glass of Dunkertons organic cider, served in an etched glass goblet for them to keep. Expert tour guide, Alistair, does a quick meet and greet before leading everyone through to the cidery.

There, cider enthusiasts can see where Dunkertons presses, ferments, hand-blends and bottles its cider, while Alistair describes the company’s incredible history and production methods in detail.

Guests will then enjoy a fully tutored tasting session with bespoke cheese and cider pairings, sampling three award-winning ciders as well as some of the fantastic organic produce that can be found in Dunkertons’ onsite shop and deli.

Pressing tours at Dunkertons Cider are running throughout autumn until December 2021, subject to apple availability. After pressing concludes for the year, cider fans will still be able to take a tour without seeing the apple press in action.

For the cider connoisseurs looking for something a little extra, Dunkertons Cider also runs Cider Masterclasses once a month. Taking the Cider Tour experience to the next level, participants will learn the secrets of cider making before having a go at creating their own blend under the watchful eye of Dunkertons’ master cider maker.

The standard pressing experience lasts around an hour and a half and all attendees must be aged 18 and over. Private tour options are also available for groups of 15 or more people.

For more information about Dunkertons Cider’s pressing tours, and to book a place, visit dunkertonscider.co.uk/tours.


By Annabel Lammas

© SoGlos
Thursday 30 September 2021

More news you might like...

Yogan in Cheltenham is adding bao buns to the menu, including one special ‘festive edition’ available throughout December 2021.

Yogan launches new festive bao buns

Cheltenham’s Yogan restaurant has expanded its Asian-fusion menu with the launch of four new bao buns – with a limited edition...

It’s official, this is when Gloucester’s new Primark will open.

New Gloucester Primark is about to open

With work on Gloucester’s brand-new Primark store complete and the hoardings removed, we thought we would remind you the new...

Schoolchildren in Cheltenham are being encouraged to send Christmas letters to Lilian Faithfull Care residents with the help of Officeworx, this December 2021.

Lilian Faithfull Care teams up with Officeworx in Cheltenham to send Christmas messages to residents

Cheltenham-based Officeworx is creating colouring sheets so local schoolchildren can send Christmas messages to residents at...

When in Rome founders Rob Malin, Andrea Marchesi and Lorenzo Canali (left to right) celebrate reaching their firm’s funding target on Crowdcube.

Stroud sustainable wine business raises £400,000 through crowdfunding

Anglo-Italian wine business, When in Rome, has hit its £400,000 crowdfunding target after 180 investors came forward – with...

Chief executive officer Neill Ricketts described Versarien’s six months to the end of September as ‘progress’.

Revenues up more than 40 per cent at Versarien

One of Gloucestershire’s most high-profile advanced engineering and manufacturing firms has announced a 41 per cent increase...

Don’t miss

Unmissable highlights