Mike Henney started making cider as a hobby in 1996. At that time, it was 5 gallons fermented in his airing cupboard, but the hobby got a bit out of hand and in 2013 production reached over 250,000 Gallons (No longer in the airing cupboard!) The business is still run by Mike in close collaboration with some key service providers. These include Wyre Croft Farms at Bishops Frome, who as well as supplying apples, also mill and press all the fruit and provide storage for the juice. Other key services of packing and warehousing are provided by branded drinks and bottling in the Forest of Dean.
Mike’s objective is to make the best cider possible and provide customers with a great service. He believes this is best achieved by keeping every process as simple as possible.