We pick them, we press them, we make the magic happen…
Temple Cider is a small-scale craft cider maker in West Dorset. We create delicious, full-juice cider, in the traditional way, but with an attention to detail that produces very clean-tasting cider. We pick the apples, we press the apples and then we make the cider; all with our own fair hands.
All of our delicious Dorset ciders are made from 100% freshly pressed apples. They are suitable for vegans and are gluten-free.
Temple Cider NEWS… Kingston Black 2021 single variety, still cider, now in stock in our little shop on the farm. Just like the 2019 vintage, this one is very special. Get in touch to arrange a visit to stock up!
Praise and plaudits
A director of The National Collection of Cider & Perry at Middle Farm, Lewes, told us:
“I’ve been selling (English/Welsh) cider for upwards of 30 years and have seen trends in the business come and go, but what has always stood out is attention to detail and intrinsic honesty. Your ciders seriously excite the whole team here. Thank you so much. Keep up the great work. My son is a winemaker of some considerable talent and he, like me, wholly appreciates the care and skill that has so obviously gone into the crafting of these ciders. Believe you me he is not easily impressed!“
We are also delighted to have won two bronze awards at the International Wine & Spirit Competition’s 2021 tasting of 100% juice, not-from-concentrate ciders.
Available from us, 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 generally open to visitors, but if you would like to visit to buy cider, please contact us first (click here for details) to make an appointment and for directions.
Our bottled ciders are also available from online retailers and in a number of shops. We have bag-in-box ciders available and also some very special keg ciders. The keg ciders are naturally sparkling ‘pet nat in keg’; they are not artificially carbonated.
How we make our Dorset cider
We hand pick all of the apples we use, locally, 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 on our rack-and-cloth press, here in our small cidery. After pressing the apples, we let the natural fermentation process perform its magic. We add no sugar, no sweetener, no flavourings and no water.
The resulting cider is therefore full-juice, naturally refreshing and delicious. Cider as we think it is meant to be.