Ty Gwyn Cider is now based in the next valley, at the farm I’ve been renovating with my wife, Laura. We’ve a new cider shop and bar, plus plenty of room for craft-cider making. And so that cider lovers can come and stay, we’ve spent a year turning the farm’s old dairy into a holiday cottage and building the wonderfully quirky Cider Shack.
How Ty Gwyn ciders hit all the right notes
Back in the 90s, before I followed in my stepfather’s cider-making footsteps, I was in a band called Tiny Monroe. We played at Glastonbury, and supported The Pretenders, Radiohead and Suede. Making great music or great cider takes passion, practice and patience, and Ty Gwyn’s ciders are the result of all three!
First off, we only use great apples from local growers. Importantly, I press the apples myself (using our recently installed belt press, which is the only one of its kind in the country). I’m a bit of a stickler for quality, so we always use 100% juice and give our ciders plenty of time to mature in their vats.
The Ty Gwyn range includes draught and bottled ciders – plus a rather special (and properly produced) perry. Our traditional draft ciders are naturally still, while our refreshing bottled ciders are lightly sparkling.
Raise a glass and enjoy cider made in tune with tradition!
Cider & Melody Maker
Ty Gwyn Cider Limited