the real taste of Cornish Cider since 1984
Made with 100% apple juice. The apple juice is naturally fermented and matured on our farm in Mithian, St Agnes on the North coast of Cornwall..
Touchwood Cornish cider is the result of a long term-project to reinstate apple growing to Cornwall. Therefore allowing Touchwood cider to grow apples and to reintroduce cider making to their small farm in Mithian.
Nigel Smith came to Woodlands farm in 1984. In the yard was an old granite circular trough. This trough was originally used for crushing cider apples. The old building was an old cider barn, however the apple orchards were long gone. In 1984 Cornwall County Council introduced a scheme to reinstate and save old varieties of Cornish apples.
Nigel started planting many different varieties of apples to his orchards. With nearly 30 varieties of apples, these are then crushed and pressed traditionally.
We use only natural yeasts on the apples to ferment the apple juice. Afterwards it is racked and matured for over 12 months.
Before we add the sugar we blend the apple juice. Touchwood Cider currently makes a Cornish Sparkling Cider and a Traditional Cornish Still Cider.
Award Winning Cider
Our product is a Cornish handmade cider and managed along organic principles. There is no added fertiliser, no pesticides or sulphates and is vegan friendly.
Over the past couple of years we have won the ‘CAMRA’ Cornwall gold championship award in 2017.
In 2018 we won the Gold championship award at the Royal Cornwall Show. So next time you fancy a glass of cider in Cornwall. Why not try one of our two hand crafted ciders? !
Made with 100% apple juice