The Wilce family have been making cider near Ledbury for at least 6 generations (albeit mostly for their own pleasure!). This long-standing family of cider makers now produce award winning premium cider and apple juice for everyone to enjoy, using fruits from their own orchards that they wash, mash and press before leaving nature to take its course with a slow, winter fermentation. After roughly six months, Brian Wilce, their very own Master cider maker, blends by taste before each cider is bottled or bagged. Wilces avoid using chemicals, added yeast and added water in their full strength products, and nor do they add sulphites choosing instead to use only those naturally occuring in the apples. Wilce’s cider is refeshingly traditional and has the unique PGI (Protected Geographical Indicator) classification for Herefordshire ciders. That’s the ultimate in provenance!

Wilces Cider Bottle
Wilces Cider Bottle

Their Story

Wilce’s Cider is a small traditional cider producer based in Herefordshire. Their family run business  has been producing award winning premium cider for six generations, with three still working in the orchard today.

Brian, Pete, Harry and Maurice take pride in the history of their Cider, the awards it has won them, and in its future.

We are passionate about the provenance and artisan production of our drinks as our Protected Geographical Indicator (PGI) status proves. We don’t use any concentrates, additives or chemicals, instead we grow our apples in old fashioned, traditional orchards, allowing the fruit to grow and ripen fully, bringing out the natural flavours and antioxidants.

We have been hand crafting cider for 25 years from our specimen orchards containing 38 varieties of apple trees. All of our products include 100% pure juice from the first pressing of genuine Herefordshire apples, giving them a refreshingly full flavoured taste. Our Herefordshire Ciders are made from a blend of genuine bittersweet and sharp cider apples and our apple juice is made from the finest English desert apples.