Apple Pressing & Cider Making Workshop

Oak Lodge, Southbrook Lane, Whimple, East Devon, EX5 2PD

Tel: 01404890093

Apple Press


Visit Devon to try the very best of the autumn harvest with a Cider Making Workshop with lunch at the Courtney's Orchards.

Courtney's make around 6,500 litres of cider and 10,000 litres of apple juice each year.

Our Apple Pressing and Cider Making Experience is run in association with Vigo Presses. If you want to make the most of your fruit, using the resources from your own back garden, allotment or friends and family, this experience day is for you!

Stroll through the orchards for a first-hand look at orcharding and to learn a little bit about the best apple varieties for Juice and Cider. You'll pop into the barn to learn about the history of pressing and cider making as well as about our mission to reduce food waste. Then its time to get hands on picking, washing, milling and pressing apples to make some juice of your own. Our unique tasting session will reveal the incredible differences between processed and fresh apple juices, and how different apples can completely change the flavour.

As you sip on delicious mulled apple juice, you'll learn how to take your new apple-pressing skills to the next level and how to make some cider of your very own at home. Wandering the orchard can be hungry work, so a delicious lunch is included in your experience.

Product Details

Tour of the Courtney's Cider Orchards
Learn about Orcharding and apple Varieties
Get hands on picking and pressing your own apples
Taste your way around different Juice varieties
Learn how to make your own cider at home
Opportunity to buy/order some of the best equipment available to continue your newly learned skills
Delicious West Country lunch provided
What Happens on the Day

On arrival at the Old Orchards you'll meet a member of the team before heading out for a tour of the orchard. Your experience gets hands on as you set about picking, washing, milling and pressing your apples. Taste the difference between varieties and learn the secrets to making your own cider at home.


We are actively trying to help the environment and so all workshop confirmations and supporting information will be emailed to you. We will also email you the week before the workshop to remind you of all the details and provide directions to the farm.

There will be unlimited refreshments and lunch to keep you going on the day. Please confirm any dietary requirements on the checkout page

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£125.00 per ticket

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.



Opening Times

Apple Presses & Cider Making Workshop (8 Oct 2020)
Thursday10:00 - 15:00

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