2019 Vintage of Sparkling Cider
Our golden Sparkling Cider is made from Apples grown here in the Orchard at Kenton Park Estate surrounded by the glorious Devon Countryside – a truly outstanding area of natural beauty….
The Story of our Cider….
Following a Rugby injury and broken bones in his hand, our Estate Manager Ben was forced to wear a plaster cast for 6 weeks - torture for a professional Rugby player!
During an afternoon recovering at home and aimlessly kicking a Rugby ball around outside, Ben suddenly stumbled upon the old Orchard on the Estate and was amazed at the number of apples lying on the ground.
He suddenly hit upon the idea to find a mobile Apple Pressing company to press the apples & started filling as many containers as possible - a lengthy process when you've only got one arm! It took him over a week to collect all the apples. However help was at hand in the form of Ben's infamous younger brother Josh, also a Rugby player who coincidentally was at home that exact same week recovering from concussion. So the brothers teamed up to work together & Ben hatched plans to make Sparkling Cider for the Estate.
Left to ferment for several months, the resulting golden Sparkling Cider has been created & the brand "HARDCORE" Cider came to life, with it's label designed around the humorous antics of the Pheasants, who roam freely around the Estate & have been captured as illustrations. The Pheasants have become the Brand Ambassador for Kenton Park Estate including“Remy" our Cider Pheasant.
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