Breakwells Seedling is a pretty rare apple discovered in Monmouth, a little town on the Welsh border, a little over a century ago. Dunkerton’s orchards just so happen to have a few of these trees and used them to make the Dunkertons Breakwells Seedling Cider.
The year is 1980 in Herefordshire, England. Susie and Ivor are new arrives to the area. There is one major cider maker in town. The husband and wife duo saw an opportunity, at that moment Dunkerton’s Cider was born. Dunkerton’s Dry Organic Cider is one of their flagship ciders.
Day 3 of my UK Cider Tour starts outs fine. I rolled out of Monmouth on my preplanned route. I did my research and planned to ride on quiet roads and bike paths. Today’s bike path is more of a walking trail with lots of gates along the way. It ends far too quickly.
I’ve left London on a west bound train. I’ve got my bike loaded up with 10 kilos worth of cloths and cameras. I’ve got 70 odd kilometers ride a head of me today. This is my first time into Somerset, I’m trying to get a good sense of what makes Somerset cider unique. This is my UK Cider Tour Day 1.
Gwynt y Ddraig is Welsh for the Dragons Wind. A small cider maker in southern Wales. It started out as a hobby and grew into a business. This cider is the one that got them on the map. Gwynt y Ddraig’s Gold Medal Cider as the name suggests, was their first cider to get a gong.