I get asked one question more than others.. “Can I help you do the taste testing?”. Coming in a not so close second is “what on earth inspired you to start this endeavour?”
There are many reasons and hopefully over the next couple of paragraphs I’ll be able to tell you
I get asked one question more than others.. “Can I help you do the taste testing?”, coming in a not so close second is “what on earth inspired you to start this endeavour?”
Well, there are many reasons and hopefully over the next couple of paragraphs I’ll be able to tell you……
A bit about me
I worked in the licensed trade for 16 years for JD Wetherspoon starting as a member of staff and doing the majority of my time as a Pub Manager. I started in Yeovil worked my way down to Penzance and completed my last 6 years in Falmouth. My mother grew up in Falmouth and my Dad is from Truro so it was a bit of a return to my roots.
During my time I developed a love of Cider, in particular real local cider. For me it was unmatched by other beverages in its multiple layers of complexity and thirst quenching deliciousness.
I did very well as a Pub Manager earning a couple of awards on the way but I began to dream of bigger things. I wanted to be able to do more for
A thought was brewing (not a pun as you don’t brew cider)
After my Grandfather passed away, I moved in to his previous home to look after it until my Mother and Step Father could move down from where they were living in Dorset.
We have a little bit of land at the property and in late 2015 I started to look in to what we could do with this land. At the time it was being allowed to grow and then bailed for hay and that was it. At the time
I enrolled in courses in Horticulture, Bee Keeping and Welding to try and get a head start on the whole operation. During this time I also further developed my keen interest in the ecology and conservation.
By the end of 2016 I had completed a large part of a grant application, put a deposit on 331 trees and firmly decided that this was my path