November officially sparks the beginning of cherry season, and to celebrate the blooming of cherries across South Africa, the award winning Loxtonia Cider invites cider lovers to experience their new tasting room overlooking the serene Ceres valley.
Situated at the beginning of the cherry route in Ceres, the tasting room is nestled within the family owned Loxtonia Farm and acts as the perfect setting for a summer’s day. The floor to ceiling glass window provides a breathtaking view of the Ceres Valley and the surrounding apple orchards – highlighting the “orchard to bottle” philosophy from the moment of arrival. The room has been designed to complement the ingenious stainless steel tanks in which the ciders are cooled with rustic wooden touches that truly celebrate the art of the cider making process.
Larry Whitfield, Founder & Head Cider Maker of Loxtonia Cider explains, “We wanted to continue our commitment to sustainability by embracing a zero waste philosophy wherever possible”.The wood used in the tasting room is made from recycled wooden crates used to transport their Cider Press all the way from Germany – a personal yet sustainable touch that confirms their commitment to remain true to their roots in every endeavour.
Distinguishing themselves amongst the flourishing Apple Cider market, Loxtonia Cider is free of any preservatives and artificial additives, made from hand-picked apples which are freshly pressed and naturally fermented.
Visitors will be able to enjoy a variety of tasting experiences, where a combination of all 6 variants of cider can be tasted, including the limited-edition Cherry Flavoured Apple Cider. In addition to the tasting, farm grown cherries will also be on offer as well as delicious tasting snacks to complement each experience.
Tastings range between R30 to R80, which includes all 6 cider flavours. Private tasting experiences will also be available for bookings of a maximum of 17 people, at R150pp, which includes an exclusive tour of the beautiful farm grounds and snacks.
To further celebrate the cherry season, The Loxtonia Cider tasting room will also be providing unique specials whereby individuals who purchase a case of cider will get a free case of Sparkling Prosecco styled Apple Cider. Specials will run until 31 December 2019 while stocks last and are only available when purchased from the Tasting Room.