Apple Juicing & Cider-making demo at St Fagans

box of apples and A board sign

We do a popular practical demonstration of apple juicing and cider-making each year at St Fagans Food Festival at the Kennixton Farmhouse (and previously at Stryd Lydan Barn), on the St Fagans Museum of Wales site.

collage of times about apple pressing and cider-making

We work alongside the incredibly knowledgeable, Gareth Beech – a Senior Curator at the Museum of Wales who is an expert in the history of cider-making in Wales.

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Gareth has some great historical images and films and loves answering visitors questions. Find out about the history of cider-making in Wales in this excellent video by Gareth from the National Museum of Wales.

Our demonstration is particularly popular with families and children who enjoy asking questions and being able to turn the press to get fresh juice to drink!

apple pressing demonstration outside an old barn

We offer tasters of our products, including our award-winning Ciders and Apple Juice.

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Our new season Apple Juice and newly bottled Autumn Fruits Cider are always big hits!

bottles of apple juice and autumn fruits cider

See below for advice and information about apple pressing, juicing, cider-making and the history of cider in Wales!

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Pressing Apples

man pressing apples outside old barn

Basic Equipment for Pressing a Small Number of Apples at Home – 2 Minute Video Guide

Pressing Apples at Home using a Cloth and Basket Screw Press – 5 Minute Video Guide

Discovery and Ashmead's Kernel apples

How to tell if Apples are Ripe – 2 Minute Video Guide

How do you tell if an apple is ripe? – Blog Post

mixture of sound and rotting apples

Checking if the condition of apples is OK for making juice or cider – 2 Minute Video Guide

bags of apples and bottles of juice

Do you want your apples pressed and the juice bottled and pasteurised?


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Seidr (Cider) is a Traditional Welsh Drink

Bottle of Serious Scrumpy Vale Cider with a Tankard and Opener and daffodils

The History of Cider-Making in Wales – video

collage of old and new images of cider making in wales

Cider Taste – The “Big Three Flavours”

Man sipping cider from glass

How to Taste Cider

How we make Vale Cider

Operating the cider press

Apples we grow in our orchards for making Vale Cider

Dabinett Apple on tree

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