An award-winning cider maker, offering tours and tastings in the Dorset countryside
Dorset Nectar is an award-winning artisan cider maker in the beautiful Dorset countryside between Bridport and Netherbury. The cider is fermented from sun ripened whole crushed cider apples then patiently nurtured to create a smooth, delicious cider that is fruity in taste and bursting with flavour.
Dorset Nectar has won many local and prestigious awards and always look to craft new cider blends and create something different. They produce 13 different ciders, made with a passion for the traditional methods of heritage cider making in Dorset that comes with years of research, a love for refreshing wholesome cider and a lot of late night cider tastings.
Cider Tours and Tasting
You can enjoy a tour of the cider farm with tastings of delicious apple juice. Stroll through the orchards and learn about the techniques and practices on an organic farm (weather permitting). The entire process from apple to crisp golden nectar is explained, with a tour of the bottling, kegging, pressing and harvesting equipment and facilities. Finish with sampling the range of craft ciders with one of their resident cider masters on hand to answer any questions.
The cider farm is open Monday to Saturday and tours run on select days at 11am and cost £8 per person. The tours last 1.5 hours, dogs are welcome on leads and under 18s go free and are welcome to try apple juice. The orchard is a 10 minute walk from an excellent pub lunch in Waytown at the Hare & Hounds.