Winesellers, Ltd. introduced a new selection of premium organic ciders from Dunkertons Organic Cider. Produced in the historic county of Herefordshire, England, the ciders will be available for the first time in the US market this September. Winesellers, Ltd. will initially import two organic craft ciders and a perry, a sparkling, cider-like beverage produced from pears.
“We are very excited to be working with the Winesellers team to launch our ciders in the US,” says Jeremy Benson, managing director of Dunkertons. “Our cider is crafted from traditional cider varieties grown in organic orchards in Herefordshire and we’re thrilled to have this fantastic opportunity to share the unique flavor of our cider with our new friends in the U.S.”
The Dunkerton Cider Mill is set in the ancient parish of Pembridge in the English countryside (West Country), where owners Ivor and Susie Dunkerton have been producing cider since 1980. Dunkertons’ unique blending method uses traditional varieties of organic apples and pears, grown in estate orchards as well as local organic orchards with longstanding ties to the cider mill. The careful selection of fruit pressed and fermented on site gives the beverages their award-winning characteristics.
“Following our introduction of artisan French and Spanish ciders to the US market, it was a natural fit to expand our European offerings with a top quality, craft producer from the U.K.,” adds Jordan Sager, vice president of Winesellers, Ltd. “Dunkertons is a true gem and perfect example of the very best of real English ciders.”
The Dunkertons brand includes the medium-dry Black Fox Cider ($8 SRP), Dry Cider ($8 SRP) and Perry ($9 SRP). All three are certified organic by Soil Association Organic. The three varieties will be initially available in 500ml bottles nationwide through the Winesellers, Ltd. wholesaler network.
The Dunkerton Cider Mill is set in the ancient parish of Pembridge, an area of farmland, woods and hedgerows, where medieval half-timbered villages meet the stone market towns of Wales. Dunkertons history reaches back to 1980 when Ivor and Susie Dunkerton made the decision to escape London and buy a small holding in Herefordshire. The unique blending method uses traditional varieties of organic cider apples and pears grown on estate owned orchards. Only the finest tasting traditional varieties of certified organic apples and pears are sourced. It is this careful selection of fruit that gives our drinks the delicate and aromatic characteristics required to be award winning. For more information, visit www.dunkertonscider.co.uk.
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