Historical Timeline 2017-06-05T13:28:54+00:00

The history and story of Dunkertons Organic Cider.

1980

Dunkertons Cider founded by Susie and Ivor in Pembridge Herefordshire

01/01/1980
Dunkertons Cider founded by Susie and Ivor in Pembridge Herefordshire
1988

Planted traditional cider apple varieties of Kingston Black, Breakwells Seedling, and Dabinett trees in our orchards

01/01/1988
Planted traditional cider apple varieties of Kingston Black, Breakwells Seedling, and Dabinett trees in our orchards
1988

Organic Producer status awarded by the Soil Association

02/01/1988
Organic Producer status awarded by the Soil Association
1989

Organic Grower status awarded by the Soil Association

01/01/1989
Organic Grower status awarded by the Soil Association
1989

Planted traditional cider apple varieties of Sheep’s Nose, Red Stoke, White Norman, Hereford Red Streak

02/01/1989
Planted traditional cider apple varieties of Sheep’s Nose, Red Stoke, White Norman, Hereford Red Streak
1990

Cider apple trees of Sweet Coppin planted as pollinators, also planted some Bloody Turk apple trees and perry pear trees of Moorcroft and Thorn

01/01/1990
Cider apple trees of Sweet Coppin planted as pollinators, also planted some Bloody Turk apple trees and perry pear trees of Moorcroft and Thorn
1990

Awarded Best Perry CAMRA National Cider & Perry Competition

02/01/1990
Awarded Best Perry CAMRA National Cider & Perry Competition
1995

Awarded Cider of the Year for Black Fox at the Helsinki Beer Festival

01/01/1995
Awarded Cider of the Year for Black Fox at the Helsinki Beer Festival
1998

Awarded Gold for our Perry in the CAMRA – National Cider and Perry Competition

01/01/1998
Awarded Gold for our Perry in the CAMRA – National Cider and Perry Competition
2004

Awarded Silver for our Perry by CAMRA West Midlands Cider category for Champion Beer Award

01/01/2004
Awarded Silver for our Perry by CAMRA West Midlands Cider category for Champion Beer Award
2009

Awarded Gold for our Black Fox at Helsinki Beer Festival

01/01/2009
Awarded Gold for our Black Fox at Helsinki Beer Festival
2013

Awarded Gold for our Perry by CAMRA – National Cider and Perry Competition

01/01/2013
Awarded Gold for our Perry by CAMRA – National Cider and Perry Competition
2015

Runner Up Best Drinks Producer BBC Food and Farming Awards

01/01/2015
Runner Up Best Drinks Producer BBC Food and Farming Awards
2016

Gold for our single variety Browns Cider at the International Cider Challenge

01/01/2016
Gold for our single variety Browns Cider at the International Cider Challenge
2016

Awarded Bronze for our Black Fox at the International Cider Challenge

02/01/2016
Awarded Bronze for our Black Fox at the International Cider Challenge
2016

Began relocation of the business from Herefordshire to Gloucestershire

03/01/2016
Began relocation of the business from Herefordshire to Gloucestershire
2016

Began pressing at the new site in Cheltenham

04/01/2016
Began pressing at the new site in Cheltenham