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“If Sunshine is seen through the apple tree on Christmas Day, it will be a good year.” 

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“If Sunshine is seen through the apple tree on Christmas Day, it will be a good year.” 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We’re thrilled that cider is being made on Trelowarren again. There has been cider produced here since Domesday and the method is pretty much unchanged. The Trelowarren cider press is now in the Museum of Cornish Life in Helston. Alongside it is the accompanying cider mill, which was used to crush the apples to pulp, using a giddy donkey or pony. 

Modern day methods of cider making are a little different and it was all hands on deck with a team of all ages to press one and a half tons of apples to produce around 600 litres of cider. With varieties which included Ben’s Red and Cornish Gillyflower as well as Pig Nose from the Orchard at our Carleen cottage we know we’re in for a delectable treat. 

 

Watch the short video of the pressing process in the Trelowarren walled garden.   So with the Great Pressing Day a huge success and the airlocks bubbling away there are now plans for bottling and selling. We’ll be taking a sneak peak over the next few months to see how the fermenting is going and can’t wait to see what taste we get in March…watch this space.

 


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