Fowey Valley Cidery & Distillery
Our small family-run cidery and distillery is home to the famous ‘Fowey Valley Sparkling Vintage Cider’ and ‘Castledore Cider’ and ‘Foy Gin’ and more.
Shop & Free tastings - Open Mon to Fri 10am to 4pm
Tours For a more in depth visit book online our free one- hour tour and tasting.
Gin making class Dip into the world of Gin making and with a little tuition make a bottle of gin in an afternoon to your very own recipe
Cider making class Learn in a fun and practical way how to make cider at home without expensive equipment and go home with gallon of your own fermenting cider.
Our Products Champagne style cider, Castledore medium-dry cider, cider vinegar, oak-aged cider Brandy, Foy Gin, Vodka , Pommeau & Eau de vie
Find us- Unit 11, Restormel Estate, Liddicoat Road, Lostwithiel, PL22 0HG, as you enter the estate through the gates look down on your right - That’s us!
How do we do it?
Once upon a time the Fowey valley was bedecked with blossom. The Victorians would take special boat trips just to marvel at the blooming. Today Fowey Valley are one the few orchards left. We keep busy upholding the tradition of cidermaking in the valley and producing award winning spirits. All our ciders are made solely from fresh West Country apples and our spirits are all created from scratch- none of the usual industrial alcohol.
25 years ago, Barrie Gibson started making Cider. Him, and his wife Geraldine, only had 6 trees and the apples that had friends brought to them. They pressed the apples by hand and paid helpers with bottles of cider. In 2012, confident that they had crafted the process, they went commercial and established Fowey Valley Cidery in a beautiful orchard in Golant, on the banks of the river Fowey in Cornwall. Working in an old out-building, with a small and dedicated team, they took three years to perfect their flagship product; a multi award-winning, dry 7.5% champagne-style cider.
Today, our product range has expanded, the team has grown, and we have moved into bigger premises. A lot has changed since those first bottles twenty-five years ago. But Barrie's pride in producing great cider and distilling exceptional spirits is just as strong. Everyone at Fowey Valley is confident that whichever one of our products you buy, it will live up to the excellent reviews and deliver on taste and total satisfaction.
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