Apple Cider Making Course

2020 Update:  Due to Covid19 all courses from March until July have been postponed.  We will continue to follow Government guidance and are now taking bookings for our 2020 courses from August onwards.  Should it not be possible to run these courses we will offer an alternative date or full refund.



A Morning Course



A practical course aimed at the beginner, this course will introduce you to the basics of cider making, learning in a small group how to make your own cider from apple juice. Taking home a gallon of your own cider to share with friends and family, you will also keep all the equipment needed to continue this traditional craft at home.



Course Programme:
Saturday, 9.30am - 12.30pm


What To Expect:



1. Introduction To Cider
Find out all about traditional ciders, discussing how the variety of apple can impact on flavour and the different types of cider you can make including perry and fruit ciders.

2. Preparation And Practical Session
A fun, practical session making your own cider from apple juice, preparing you for your own home cider making.  You will gain an introduction to the ingredients needed, how to make and how to calculate the alcohol content.  

3. Preparation For Bottling
A demonstration on how to transfer the cider from the primary vessel into bottles once fermentation has completed (you will need to do this step at home).

Have your own Apples?
If you are lucky enough to have access to an apple crop then this course is perfect to get you ready for the apple season.  Just bring your apples along to our apple day in September to have them crushed ready to use.  You can of course also continue this craft using any shop/local prepared juice.


An informal morning learning the joys of brewing your own Cider.

Try a sample of freshly brewed cider and take home around 5 litres  (6 bottles) of your own cider to share with friends and family.  You will also get to keep all the equipment needed to continue this hobby at home. 

Refreshments will be provided.  Parking is available at the entrance to our farm and our training room is just a short walk down our track.

What To Bring:

Just bring yourself, confirmation of your booking, a notebook and any questions you may have.

Please arrive at 9.15am for a prompt 9.30am start.


Course Tutor:
Steve Gibson


Steve Gibson



Steve has been brewing country wines, meads and cider since 2005 and continued with the craft ever since.  The hobby has grown, and Steve now keeps his own bees to harvest honey for Mead (Honey Wine) and gives talks and demonstrations to local groups and enthusiasts.




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Cider Making Morning with Steve Gibson - Sat 24th October 2020

Basic Cider Making - a rural craft training course.

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