We pick them, we press them, we make the magic happen…
Temple Cider is a new, small-scale craft cider maker in West Dorset. We create delicious Dorset cider, made the traditional way, but with a contemporary, easy-drinking style. We pick the apples, we press the apples and then we make the cider; all with our own fair hands.
We are receiving great feedback about our cider and are delighted to have won two bronze awards at the International Wine & Spirit Competition’s 2021 tasting of 100% juice, not-from-concentrate ciders.
All of our delicious Dorset ciders are made from 100% freshly pressed apple juice. They are suitable for vegans and are gluten-free.
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Available locally and online
Our newly-renovated cidery, in what was the old milking parlour, is situated on our small farm near Beaminster, Dorset. We are not open to visitors, but our bottled ciders are available from online retailers. They are also available in a number of local shops. We also have bag in box ciders available for supply to local pubs.
Temple cider being available in local pubs is particularly exciting for Paul as his main cidermaking ambition was to walk into a pub and see his cider for sale there. He’ll have to try hard to think of a brand new ambition now: it will probably involve tractors.
How we make our Dorset cider
We hand pick the apples ourselves, from trees in traditional unsprayed orchards. After a thorough wash in natural spring water, we take care to remove any fruit that is not in tip-top condition. We then press the apples using our much-loved rack and cloth press, here in our small cidery. After pressing the apples, we let the natural fermentation process perform its magic, adding nothing other than a little carefully selected yeast. We add no sugar, no sweetener and no flavourings.
The resulting cider is therefore 100% full-juice, naturally refreshing and delicious. Cider as we think it is meant to be!