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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!
For the past couple of months, visitors to our Orchard Shop have been able to view the photos entered into our photo competition by the attendees of our Herefordshire Year in the Orchard Photo Day, and vote for their favourites. Voting closed after our Open Farm Sunday event on 12th June, and the votes have now been counted and the results can be announced!
We had several hundred visitors cast votes, and every photo entered had some votes. However the three prize winning photos are:
Eric Neal for his monochrome / colour photo of apples in a bushel box:
Beverly Walker for this image of chairs in the blossom filled orchard:
Also to Eric Neal for his monochrome image, taken at the back of one of the orchard barns:
Congratulations to Eric and Beverly, very well deserved!
Eric wins the £80 mixed case of cider (1st prize) and a £10 voucher (3rd prize) to use in our shop, and Beverly wins a £25 voucher (2nd prize) to spend in our shop.
The winning photos will be displayed in our shop for the remainder of the Year in the Orchard.