Dillington CiderListed on January 27, 2017 in Blogs!
Some of you may remember that in 2009 a cider orchard was created at Dillington House to celebrate the ancient tradition of cider making in Somerset. Each tree was purchased with donations received from sponsors and in all thirty six trees were planted. We are now thrilled to announce that this year’s harvest has been sent to Burrow Hill Cider to produce our first batch of cider, which will be ready in February.
The orchard was designed by Dillington’s garden advisor, Nick Rigden, utilising apple varieties native to Somerset, including Tom Putt, Kingston Black, and Dabinett. The cider is medium dry and will go on sale at Dillington in February at a cost of £2.50 per 50cl bottle.
The orchard has created a lovely natural environment within the grounds of Dillington and, as it continues to evolve, we hope visitors will enjoy its peaceful surroundings whilst enjoying the fruits of its labour for decades to come.