Apple Pressing and Cider Making Workshop

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Visit Devon and enjoy the very best of the autumn harvest with a cider making workshop at the Courtney’s orchards, including lunch.

Courtney’s produce around 6,500 litres of cider and 10,000 litres of apple juice each year.

Courtney's Apple Pressing and Cider Making Experience is run in association with Vigo Presses. If you want to make the most of your fruit, using the resources from your own back garden, allotment or friends and family, this experience day is for you.

Stroll through the orchards for a first-hand look at orcharding and to learn a little bit about the best apple varieties for juice and cider. You’ll pop into the barn to learn about the history of pressing and cider making as well as about our mission to reduce food waste. Then its time to get hands on picking, washing, milling and pressing apples to make some juice of your own. Our unique tasting session will reveal the incredible differences between processed and fresh apple juices, and how different apples can completely change the flavour.

As you sip on delicious mulled apple juice, you’ll learn how to take your new apple-pressing skills to the next level and how to make some cider of your very own at home. Wandering the orchard can be hungry work, so a delicious lunch is included in your experience.

Workshop details

  • Tour of Courtney’s ancient cider orchards
  • Learn about orcharding and apple varieties
  • Get hands on picking and pressing your own apples
  • Taste your way around different juice varieties
  • Learn how to make your own cider at home
  • Opportunity to buy/order some of the best equipment available to continue your newly learned skills
  • Delicious West Country lunch is provided

What happens on the day?

On arrival at the Old Orchards you’ll meet a member of the team before heading out for a tour of the orchard. Your experience gets hands on as you set about picking, washing, milling and pressing your apples. Taste the difference between varieties and learn the secrets to making your own cider at home.

What happens next?

After making your purchase you will be sent a Voucher by email with your unique reference.

There will be refreshments plus lunch is provided which will keep you going on the day. We just ask that you confirm any dietary requirements on the checkout page.

Location: Whimple, Devon. EX5 2PD

Location using what3words: premiums.device.keyboards.

NOTE: We will contact you with course timings and to confirm dietary requirements nearer the date.

Places are strictly limited so please book early to avoid disappointment

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