Here at Orchard Cottage Cider Company we make Hitchcox Cider in a very traditional way. We have a 1971 cloth press to extract the apple juice in our old barn on our Oxfordshire farm.
One of our main beliefs for making cider is that we never add anything artificial for flavour or taste. For sweetening we only use cane sugar, which we know makes a huge difference to the taste of our unique ciders. We make a wide range of ciders from traditional ones, using only cider apples, to some that have a blend of eating and cooking apples as well as others with fruit added, such as plums, blackcurrants, blackberries, elderberries and damsons. These fruit ciders have real fruit added to our fully fermented cider to give it that natural fruit flavour to compliment the taste of cider. Our ciders contain sulphites.
All our ciders are available as lightly sparkling or still in 10 or 20 litre bag in box and 500ml glass bottles.