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Ann & Norman Stanier - owners of Dragon Orchard help bring in the harvest. Our juices are all made from tree ripened, hand picked fruit.
Winners of BBC Food and Farming Best Drinks Producers
From left to right
Simon Day, Norman Stanier, Hannah Day, Pete Brown (Judge), Ann Stanier, Valentine Warner (Awards Presenter)
A sharp cider variety, ready for harvesting!
Three Counties Cider Shop
Our store in Ledbury is stocked to the rafters with not only our own produce, but cider and other drinks from 25+ other local producers from Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire (and occaisional guest ciders from further afield!)
We run two novel orchard schemes - Dragon Orchard Cropsharers and a Sponsor a Tree scheme - click on the menu for details
We host a number of tours and events throughout the year, from orchard walks and cider tastings to poetry festival events and more... See our events page for more details.
Ellis Bitter cider apple.
A full bittersweet variety, with lots of tannins and rich flavours - a lovely component in many of our blended ciders
Cool autumnal mornings are perfect for picking. Here, our Blenheim Orange trees are mostly harvested.
Cider apples ripe for harvesting. We allow the fruit to fully ripen on the tree for maximum flavour in the finished cider.
We take great care with our juice apples. These Egremont Russet are destined for our Russet & Bramley juice.
Pressing the apples
Golden juice runs from the press - a modern take on the traditional rack and cloth press. We press about 4 Tonnes per day.
Some of our range photographed in the orchard at blossom time.
Three Counties Cider Shop
Our Three Counties Cider shop can be found right in the centre of our pretty market town of Ledbury - a vibrant town with loads of unique interesting shops, cafés, pubs, and attractions.
Willow Sculptures in the orchard
We offer various events throughout the year, and we regularly host artists and sculptors during The Trumpet Art Trail and H.Art
Winter in the Orchard
Orchards can be beautiful places in snowy conditions!
Round and fruity with hints of spice this light bodied red has cherry, raspberry and earthy vanilla notes to the aroma and palate, with a subtle soft oak finish. We suggest pairing with a crispy roast duck, slow roasted lamb or a rich mushroom dish.
2016 Silver International Wine & Spirit Competition; Bronze Decanter World Wine Awards; Commended International Wine Challenge; Gold China Wine & Spirit Awards; Silver UKVA awards
Vivacious sparkling white wine made with lemon; baked apple; honeysuckle and hazelnut character with an elegant long clean finish.
Try with smoked trout; salmon canapés or freshly shucked oysters.
Made from the clear free-run juice of Pinot Noir and Seyval Blanc in the Traditional (Champagne) Method with a secondary fermentation in the bottle, this wine has had over 12 months on yeast lees prior to disgorging to remove the yeast.
2016 Silver at International Wine & Spirits Challenge; Bronze Decanter World Wine Awards; Bronze International Wine Challenge; Gold China Wine & Spirit Awards; Silver UKVA awards
A seductive, ripe and rich off-dry rosé. Deliciously balanced, bursting with flavour. Strawberries, raspberries and melon aromas lead to a lively fruity mouth filling palate of berries and earthy cherries. We suggest pairing with a crab salad, creamy goat’s cheese, or a herby pasta dish.
2016 - Bronze International Wines and Spirits Competition, Bronze Decanter Wine Awards, Silver UKVA awards
Sumptuous, rich palate of strawberry, cherry, redcurrant and raspberry – summer pudding in a glass! The vibrant acidity leaves the palate clean and crisp with long lasting raspberry finish.
The perfect aperitif or delicious alongside a bowl of ripe strawberries!
2016 Silver International Wine & Spirit Competition; Bronze Decanter World Wine Awards; Commended International Wine Challenge; Silver China Wine & Spirit Awards; Silver UKVA awards
A fresh dry wine, elegant and very easy drinking with a long and fine finish. Aromas of lemon peel, honeysuckle and tropical coconut lead to a palate of zesty citrus blossom, peach and buttery vanilla notes.
Great to drink on its own or paired with pan seared bass, grilled chicken or a puy lentil salad.
2016 - Bronze medal UKVA awards