WOW! What a ride! But after 7 years of planting and tending the orchard, and 4 years of trying make a living out
of the cider business, we have decided that it's not for us. We love, love, love the orchard and looking after
the trees and making (and tasting) the cider, but on the sales and marketing side of the business, we seemed to
be spending more time in front of computers than we ever did in our previous life as I.T. Contractors, and we
certainly haven't had a day off in living memory (almost). So, with a heavy heart and slumped shoulders, we made
the decision to pass the flame on to someone else.
But, there is good news; the new owners of the orchard are enthusiastic and eager to get pressing this autumn.
Come spring/summer 2015 there should be a new batch of cider making its way into the world from the heart of
rural Oxfrdshire. So good luck to the Miles, Tim, Sarah and Suzi, I'm sure that they will love the orchard as
much as we did and, hopefully, will find a better balance between growing and marketing than we did. Please
support them as much as you did us.