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Cider Making Workshop with Lunch at The Courtney's Orchards
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Visit Devon to try the very best of the autumn harvest with a Cider Making Workshop with Lunch at The Courtney’s Orchards. Courtney’s Orchards make around 6,500 litres of cider and 10,000 litres of apple juice each year. If you want to make the most of your fruit, using the resources from your own back garden, allotment or friends and family, this experience day is for you!
Stroll through the orchards and discover a little bit about the best apple varieties for juice and cider. Pop into the barn to learn about the history of pressing and cider making, as well as about the project’s mission to reduce food waste. Then it’s time to get hands-on picking, washing, milling and pressing apples to make some juice of your own. The unique tasting session will reveal the differences between processed and fresh apple juices, and how different apples can completely change the flavour.
As you sip delicious mulled apple juice, you’ll learn how to take your new apple-pressing skills to the next level and how to make some cider of your own at home. Wandering in the delightful old orchard, picking, milling, and pressing can be hungry work, so a delicious lunch is included.
- Tour of the Courtney’s 100 year old Cider Orchard
- Learn all about Orcharding and apple varieties
- Get hands on picking and pressing your own apples
- Taste your way around different juice varieties
- Learn how to make your own cider at home
- On-site shop where you can buy/order some of the best equipment available to continue your newly learned skills
- Delicious lunch provided
- A 75cl bottle of pasteurised apple juice produced during the day
- Experience gift pack
- Cancellation indemnity
What happens on the day?
On arrival at the Old Orchards you’ll meet a member of the team before heading out for a tour of the orchard. Your experience gets hands on as you set about picking, washing, milling and pressing your apples. Taste the difference between varieties and learn the secrets to making your own cider at home.
There will be unlimited refreshments and lunch to keep you going on the day.
Minimum age: 16 (under 18s must be accompanied by a full paying adult)
Do not participate if you have allergic reaction to apples
The experience content, equipment used and restrictions may vary
Your voucher is valid for 12 months from the date of issue.
The experience is available on selected dates throughout the year.
We recommend you book at least four weeks in advance to ensure that dates are available. All bookings are subject to availability.
Please allow 4 hours 30 minutes for the full experience.
What should I wear?
You are advised to wear comfortable warm clothes, a coat, and wellington boots for work outside. Make sure to dress appropriately for the weather.
What about the weather?
This course tends to run in all weathers – in extreme or inclement weather some of the day’s activities such as the orchard tour will be replaced with others.
Please mention any dietary requirements at the time of booking.
What about insurance?
The centres contracted with us hold public liability insurance. We also hold contingency liability cover. You will not be liable for accidental damage to equipment, except where damage has been caused as a result of recklessness or wilful negligence.
A cancellation indemnity, subject to terms, is included with every voucher.
How it works
All you have to do is pay for the experience you wish to purchase and we’ll send a voucher and booking information to you or directly to the recipient, then you just need to check the info and book your experience.
Devon - Exeter
Please Note: If you're purchasing a NEW Experience you will be entitled to the validity stated within this description. If/when you are within 3 months of the voucher expiry date and there are still restrictions in place, Virgin Experience Days are offering free extensions to allow the customer to use at a later date. They are reviewing this regularly in line with Government advice and updates.
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