Forest Orchards cider has been grown and pressed by Fiona and Graeme Shultz who we purchase a selection of apples from that go in as an element of APQ. Fiona & Graeme are very wise and wonderful organic farmers filled with knowledge. They grow the most delicious fruits, berries and vegetables. Forest Orchards Apples have been supplying organic whole food stores for 30 or so years.
Grahame arrived at the cellar one day with a tank of delicious juice on the back of his Brumby. Will you make this into cider and see what it is like? He asked. Yes, sure we replied. Apples and Pears pressed in the Shultzs juice machine. An ever so slightly sweeter style than APQ. Incredibly refreshing.
Nothing nifty has been done. Juice to tank, tank to bottle when the sugars were correct for bottling and then bottled in the deep of winter, followed by a further 1 and 1/2 years fermenting in bottle in the cellar waiting their bubbly transformation. Now delicious for you to enjoy. - Tim and Mon