Ventons Devon Cyder - washer elevator and tanks to process cider, a website and gazebo
Awarded £20,913 (40% of the total project costs of £8365.20) of LEADER funding from Making it Local to purchase a washer elevator and tanks to process cider, a website and gazebo to attend events.
Sharon and Mark Venton, have been making Real Cyder since 2006 and have stepped up production levels every year since then due to increased demand for the product.
Ventons have increased production each year using apples from their own orchards as well as apples supplied to by at least six different Devon orchard owners. In 2016 they won Gold and Silver medals at the British Cider Championships which has contributed to the demand for their cider.
Their production levels have more than doubled in the last 12 months. They use apples from their own orchard and 6 other local orchards.