Welham Wold Farm, YO17 9LY
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How is it made?

The process that we use to produce the apple juice is based on very old techniques, but with a modern machinery twist. We work by hand at each stage of the process to ensure a high quality juice.

We use only carefully chosen English apples to produce a very fresh tasting juice. Click here to read what the judges in the Guild of Fine Foods Great Taste Awards had to say about us. After picking in the autumn, the apples are simply washed, milled and pressed, producing a naturally cloudy juice. Gentle pasteurisation then ensures the juice has a 18 month shelf life.
Apples in box

The apples arrive in large crates.

cox orange pippin

The apples are hand checked for damage, rot or contamination.

Wash Mill

The apples are fed into the wash mill.

Photograph by Fiona at Anoif Photography

Apple Pommice in trough

The mill shreds the apples into a coarse form called a pomace.

Press in action

This pomace is loaded into the press in layers, called cheeses, held together by cloths and separated by pressing boards.

Large Storage Tank

After careful pressing the juice is collected and pumped into the storage tank. A very small quantity of Ascorbic Acid (vitamin C) is added to prevent discolouration before it settles overnight to produce a natural, often cloudy juice which is then ready for bottling.

Bottling Machine

The juice is pumped through a filter to ensure there is no contamination before being bottled.

pasteuriser

The juice is then gently pasteurised to kill any bacteria which gives it an 18 month lifespan.

labelling machine

The bottles are then fed through the labelling machine which heat shrinks a security seal onto the top of the bottle and puts the label on.

Boxed Juice

The juice is then boxed up and is ready for dispatch to our lovely customers and distributors.

Photograph by Fiona at Anoif Photography