This is not a decision that has been taken likely, however after 35 years at our amazing site in Pembridge we are now moving the production of our cider to a specially developed site just outside Charlton Kings in Cheltenham. Year on year the Dunkertons Cider Company is growing as our high quality organic brand started by Ivor and Susie Dunkerton becomes ever more popular. Unfortunately, our current site does not allow for us to expand the business and has very limited capacity in terms of growing our volume of production; the move to a purpose developed premises will allow for future growth. The move will also allow us to develop new ciders to complement our existing range.
Rest assured that the quality of our organic cider and perry will remain true to its roots and to the principles of its founders as well as continuing to have the award winning taste we have become known for.
The move will be phased in over the course of 2016. It is expected that pressing will be undertaken at the new site from September 2016 onward. Production will remain on our Pembridge site until the end of 2016 and then will be gradually moved to the new site as the vats here are emptied.
We are committed to making cider and perry from organic Herefordshire fruit and will continue to take fruit from our trusted and loyal suppliers in Herefordshire. All our farmers have been notified and reassured of their importance to us as and our future success.
All of our suppliers who are currently in our growers group and under our Soil Association Certification will remain there. We are also delighted to be in a position to encourage new growers to convert to organic standards and we are working closely with some producers to start that process already.
Our shop at the Pembridge site will remain open until December 2016 so you can continue to purchase our cider and perry from us until then. Our new site will also have a shop so you can buy direct from us in Cheltenham as well.
If you have any questions you would like to ask us please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to answer them.