A small family-run enterprise bringing traditional cider-making back to their 12 acre farm in mid-Devon.  Smith Hayne farm dates back to the 1300s but the orchards had been lost over the years (as is all too common in the southwest) and replanted in the 1970s.  Following their first vintage release in 2017 Will & Anna only make around 3000 bottles a year - so this is truly small-batch production. 

Smith Hayne - Vintage Special Reserve 2018

  • Name Vintage Special Reserve 
    Producer Smith Hayne Orchards
    Style Normandy Style Keeved (Sparkling)
    Country UK
    Region Cheriton Fitzpaine, Devon
    Vintage 2018
    Varieties Dabinett, Yarlington Mill, Tremletts Bitter, Stembridge Cluster, Browns, Chisel Jersey, Filbarrel, Porters Perfection, Harry Masters Jersey, Michelin, Sweet Coppin
    ABV % 4.5
    SO2 minimal
    Production Keeved. Fermented in stainless steel and oak barrels. Natural. Unfined. Unfiltered. Unpasteurised.
    Tasting notes Medium Sweet + Orange + Ginger