Harry’s farm adjoins ‘The Somerset Levels’ and is where it all happens, from growing the apples in the orchards to pressing the fruit and maturing the cider. The area lends itself ideally for growing grass, meat and milk production. It also has an ideal warm, damp climate, and soil type for cider apple trees. Harry’s very selective in the cider fruit he uses and only picks the best apples. The transition from dairy farmer to cider maker was partly due to a policy of moving away from mainstream agricultural products. His father was already growing apples for Taunton Cider, so we had the raw material at our fingertips.
As a craft cidermaker Harry produces single variety and farmhouse ciders that are full of flavour, winning Gold and Silver at Taste of the West 2016 as well as Bronze in the International Cider Challenge 2016. Harry’s also an active member of the South West of ‘England’ Cidermakers Association, which is a collection of some of the best cidermakers across the Westcountry and just last year at the AGM Harry’s Dabinett Medium Sparkling Cider was proudly named Champion Cider. Bittersweet varieties of apples such as Harry Masters Jersey, Dabinett, Yarlington Mills and Browns Apple are used to create our superb tasting ciders that hit the spot.