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We're proud to announce the release of two new products, to be launched at the Hereford Food Festival on the 25th - 26th October. Read our Press Release Here (PDF)

Ribston Lawn Perry – Traditional Method Sparkling Perry, made with Blakeney Red perry pears grown in an old traditional perry orchard at Ribston Lawn in nearby Much Marcle. This perry has elegance and finesse, with subtle fruit notes and a creamy brioche mouthfeel. Brut style sparkling to accompany a celebration, or partner with light meat dishes or good soft cheeses.

Blenheim Orange – A unique product for the UK, taking the principles of ice-wine production and applying them to apples! Blenheim Orange apples were chosen for their delicate flavour and balance. The juice was frozen and allowed to thaw yielding a terrifically sweet concentrated juice, that was fermented to 7.5% abv leaving very high residual sugar levels. Perfect partnered with dessert, or with good strong hard cheeses.

We're delighted to be named as finalists at this years Flavours of Herefordshire awards again this year. Come and see us at the show and taste our new products on the 25th and 26th October!


13th May 2009 - We've just been awarded the OVERALL CHAMPION'S CUP, CIDER and PERRY for our Kingston Black 2008 Cider at the International Cider and Perry Competition 2009 - Once Upon A Tree has just celebrated its first anniversary. Winning this award has to be the best birthday present possible. After a successful first year of trading, we are planning to grow the company significantly, and this has provided a further boost to our confidence.”

We were also recognised in the awards for presentation for the second year running. The cider is sold in clear wine bottles with wine style labels to reinforce the message that these ciders are ideal to enjoy with food.

It was my intention at the outset of the company to make cider and perry that would accompany and enhance good food & to make ciders to savour!

The Kingston Black has been released for sale. Limited quantities available!

Last year we were awarded Three First Places at the International Cider and Perry Competition 2008
(Producer of the Best Dry Cider, Best Medium Cider and Best Presented Cider or Perry)

Here's a photo of cider maker Simon Day with the awards!
(Thanks to the Hereford Journal for use of the photo)

And we were Finalists for Small Drinks Producer of the Year 2008 (Flavours of Hereforshire) seen here with the Hairy Bikers, collecting our award plaque!

Visit for more details on the Flavours of Herefordshire, and the abundance of food and drink to be found in our county.


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