What you'll learn

  • Visit a local orchard

    You'll visit a local orchard where you'll find out more about the varieties of apples to plant & collect apples to bring back to the farm for pressing.

  • Get ready to start making cider

    Wash, mill and press the fruit to make your own apple juice.

  • Looking after your cider

    Learn how to calculate predicted ABV and anaylse the sugar levels. Learn how to care for your juice, including pasteurisation.

  • Tutored Tasting

    Enjoy a tutored tasting of McCrindle's award-winning cider and perry.

  • Q&A

    The course will finish with tea and cake and the opportunity to ask any further questions.


  • How to do it! Brilliant & very practical course.

  • Fantastic course and looking forward to seeing the results of our labours!

  • Lovely day out and hugely satisfying to see the first batch of juice cascading from the press! Can't wait to try my own!



Sat 14th October 2023 - £135.00   Sold Out
Sun 15th October 2023 Last Few £135.00  

Your instructor for the day..

James McCrindle of McCrindle’s Cider is based in the Forest of Dean. James has his own orchard and hand-picks his…

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