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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!
Fruit growing and selling for the small-scale producer has become ever more challenging over the years.
It is a privilege to live in such beautiful surroundings and it is a delight to share the pleasures of the orchard with others.
Through Dragon Orchard Cropsharers and the Sponsor A Tree Scheme, it is our sincere hope to involve people in the fruit farm and enable us to cherish and maintain the orchard and the wildlife within it for many years to come.
|Learn about Cropsharers||Learn about our Sponsor A Tree scheme|
|DATES in 2015||DATES in 2016||Description|
|January 10th & 11th||January 9th & 10th||Winter Cropsharers' Weekend with Wassail|
|April 25th - Saturday||May 7th - Saturday||Sponsor a tree day|
|May Bank Holiday Weekend 2nd, 3rd & 4th||Bank Holiday Weekend April 30th, May 1st, 2nd||Spring Cropsharers' Weekend & "Big Apple" Blossomtime Weekend|
|July 12th & 13th||Summer Cropsharers' Weekend|
|October 10th & 11th||October 8th & 9th||Autumn Cropsharers' Weekend and "Big Apple" Harvestime Weekend. Dragon Orchard open for collection of Cropshare.|