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Date: 23/09/2016

This year’s cider making has started at Oldfields Farm in Frith Common near Tenbury Wells.

The first apples being pressed are Discovery, an early cropping eating variety that makes a fine, light, crisp cider that can be enjoyed like a sparkling wine.
The team at Oldfields Farm hopes to press around 40,000 litres of Discovery juice from the locally grown freshly picked apples, most of which will be fermented into cider and the rest kept as a sweet and tasty juice.
Geoff Thompson, from Oldfields Farm commented: “Discovery cider was the first cider we made when we joined forces with Hobsons Brewery three years ago. We’d heard that it was a good apple for making cider but were very surprised at how well it captured the taste and smell of Discovery perfectly but is also light and crisp, ideal for drinking in a flute glass. It’s very unusual.”
The cider will now be allowed to ferment for a few months before being bottled in time for Christmas.