St Ives Cider has won GOLD in the World Cider Awards 2017 with our Kirthenwood Heritage medium farmhouse cider.
This limited edition cider is harvested from an orchard near Hayle which was originally planted by the head gardener of NT Trelissick Gardens. Intended as a museum orchard it has 27 apple trees of different historic West Country varieties which give Kirthenwood Heritage a complex flavour with a crisp finish.
From the first bottle of cider in 2012 to a world award winner in 2017 is a great achievement. Although St Ives Cider has only be going a short time cidermaker David Berwick is able to draw upon his background in winemaking and he uses a mobile press to roam the county seeking out small orchards where the apples would otherwise go to waste. “ It is a hands-on job from picking through pressing, fermenting and bottling but I enjoy being able to make small batch ciders which show the wide variety of tastes the humble apple can offer.”
“As a small family business to be held up against some of the biggest names in the industry and to be found worthy is a fantastic feeling!” says David. “Kirthenwood Heritage is a delicious cider with which we are proud to be representing Cornwall on the world stage.”
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