BARTESTREE TAKES THE PRIZE
BARTESTREE WINS CIDER OF THE FESTIVAL
Rugby & District CAMRA have presented our Cider of the Festival award to Bartestree Cider, which is just a few miles from Hereford. Their Eleven Girl Perry, which was made in collaboration with a local dentist surgery was a close winner at our festival.
Easily drinkable and almost green in colour, it also won the best draught sweet perry at this years’ Big Apple Trials in March too, thus helping Bartestree Cider to become this years’ champion perry producer.
Owner Dave Matthews started making cider commercially in Wales initially under the name Sidre Dai, but moved to Herefordshire 6 years ago. Here he gave up a fulltime job being a biology teacher to concentrate on his real love, making bespoke ciders and perries.
Dave was delighted to receive our award and made us most welcome during our visit to his cider shed. The award will join the many others that adorn its walls, cheers Richard
Article supplied by Richard Potter