Herefordshire Food & Drink Producers

Covering everything from wine & spirit producers, bakers & cake makers to micro breweries and luxury chocolatiers, the Herefordshire food & drink producers have their own unique style and taste with many choosing to use traditional ingredients to preserve age-old artisan methods.

Herefordshire Produces Top Tipples

The grape-strewn landscapes of Italy and France might still be the places that you think of first when it comes to bottles of vino, but the English wine scene is growing in popularity and is increasingly recognised as a premium wine-producing region. The most popular grape varieties grown in English vineyards are Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Bacchus, as well as Pinot Meunier and Ortega.

Despite Herefordshire being well-known for its cider making credentials, the county is now becoming recognised for its wines. Herefordshire food & drink producers encourage you to visit vineyards to buy wine directly from the cellar door which is an intriguing experience for you, and a way of selling that benefits the wine producer, too.

Some wine producers offer tasting, winery tours and accommodation – there is self-catering breaks, B&Bs, glamping, caravanning and camping. A perfect getaway, on your own, as a couple, or with friends & family.

You can purchase most of this Herefordshire tipples at outlets throughout the UK and most wine and spirits can be found in The Secret Bottle Shop in the City of Hereford. You will also find these products in Herefordshire hampers and gift baskets. They make the perfect hamper for Christmas and include many award winning foods and beverages, beautifully presented with a complimentary gift tag with your personal message.

All of Sixteen Ridges wines are produced at their winery in the historic town of Ledbury. They operate a well organised farm and winery, but lift the lid off of the winery, and discover their strive to challenge convention; an approach which is at the core of the entrepreneurial owner Angus, and the award winning winemaker Simon.

They are constantly challenging themselves to entice their customers to try something new. Visit them and enjoy browsing their selection and learning more about their exciting range.

Coddington Vineyard in the quaint and beautiful Ledbury, Herefordshire, grow three grape varieties and produce single variety wines from them, including an award winning and very popular Bacchus.

On a south facing slope, the mature vines absorb the warmth of the sunshine late into the autumn. This allows the grapes to ripen slowly, important in the production of delicate, floral, aromatic English wines.

You can combine a stroll through the vines, wine tasting and a visit to their shop or arrange a Garden and Vineyard Tour during the summer months.

Castle Brook Vineyard is run by the Chinn family in Ross On Wye, who are best known for producing Wye Valley Asparagus at Cobrey Farms in Herefordshire.

Their Castle Brook Classic Cuvee is a traditionally styled Brut, which has been made with Champagne grapes to produce the highest quality English sparkling wine.

Lying on a steep south-facing slope, in the rain shadow of the Black Mountains, but with plenty of warm westerly air, the area is renowned for its fruit and vegetable production, and has the second largest area of grape vines in the UK.

Based in the Herefordshire village of Much Marcle, Westons have a long family history of premium cider-making with their roots going back to 1880. Five Weston generations have worked with like-minded colleagues in the pursuit of their passion: creating authentic ciders that people will love.

First launched onto the market in 2017, Susanna and James Forbes’ story started a few years earlier, when they found their dream orchard in Thornbury, North Herefordshire: 120 trees with four classic cider apple varieties. Inspired by the tastes and vision of notable producers, their quest was to work with the best possible fruit using natural methods to fashion ciders and perries with true flavours. Ciders with the character and structure to match with food. Ciders to enjoy, to share and to celebrate with.

Situated in the shadows of the rugged Black Mountains which provides plentiful streams of clear, pure water. And surrounded by the fields and orchards of Herefordshire both of which are perfect for blending the smoothest gins, infused with natural country flavour.

Herefordshire is the home of the cider apple and perry pear and at Butford Farm they are continuing the tradition of quality cider and perry production. They run Cider Making Courses for those who are have an interest to learn about apples, orchards and how to make cider.

They are always pleased to cater for groups who may wish to have a cider and perry tasting or tour around the Farm and learn more about what they do. Tours are tailored to your needs at any mutually convenient day.

Newton Court Cider is part of an 157 acre certified organic farm with 30 acres of cider apple and perry pear orchards. They make award winning ciders and perry using fruit from their own orchards or from friends in Herefordshire.

Their mill tours are the perfect way to experience how traditional Herefordshire cider is made. You will have the opportunity to see every part of the production process including a tour of the orchards, processing and bottling plant and the barrel storage barn.

After the tour it’s time to sample some of their ciders alongside a selection of bread and local cheeses before choosing one cider to take home with you free of charge.

Their farm is based in Herefordshire where they grow King Edward, Lady Claire and Lady Rosetta potatoes. With the distillery located on the farm it allows them to keep a watchful eye over how the potatoes and apples move from field to bottle. It’s this field to bottle approach that makes them different – something you can taste in their award-winning spirits.

With over 140 years experience White Heron Drinks know what it takes to grow the finest blackcurrants and raspberries. They are blended on their farm so that they can capture the full intensity of their juices and flavours. It’s what makes White Heron fruit liqueurs so distinctive.

Wythall Estate is situated not far from Ross‑on‑Wye in rural Herefordshire, one of the finest agricultural growing areas in England. It is here where they grow grapes to produce fine award‑winning English wines.

You can also enjoy guided vineyard and wine tasting tours. Why not sample the wine and make a weekend of it and stay in their self catering holiday cottages.

They produce cider from single varieties of apples such as Brown Snout, Foxwhelp, White Jersey, Yarlington Mill, Balls Bitter and Stoke Red. Also Parton Perry from their pear trees and traditional still, cloudy Parton Apple & Pear juice. All the fruit is harvested from traditional & organic orchards situated around our farm in the Wye Valley.

Since 1985, they have been producing the very best cask, keg and bottled beers, using the finest ingredients, while at the same time supporting the Great British institution that is fondly known as the ‘pub‘.

Their reputation for consistent excellence in product quality and customer service is the reason the beers are served in more than 1,200 pubs and bars throughout the West Midlands and South Wales. A great advocate for Herefordshire food and drink producers.

Food Producers In Herefordshire

Buying from food producers in Herefordshire is a great way of supporting your local community and sampling some freshly grown food made within a few miles of your doorstep. For Mothers Day and Fathers Day why not treat them to the very best chocolate gifts. Make up a chocolate hamper with a range of these delicious, mouth-watering treats.

Luxury Belgian chocolate products handmade in Ledbury, Herefordshire. Started out in 2018 selling on market stalls and since then they have grown into what Choccotastic is today.

They supply wholesale to retailers all over the UK, sell a huge variety of chocolate products online. They also have a shop and tearooms in the beautiful market town of Ledbury, Herefordshire.

Why not support Herefordshire food and drink producers and give mum some luxury chocolates for Mothers Day. Win, win.

All their bars are made by hand in Herefordshire using the finest quality Fair Trade chocolate, specially selected for exquisite taste to produce rich, luxurious chocolates.

They blend chocolate with generous proportions of natural ingredients – nuts, seeds, fruit pieces, extracts from leaves and fruit zests – to produce real natural flavours that truly stand out. Using the highest quality ingredients so you can savour the finest aromas and flavours with each irresistible mouthful.

These jams aren’t just a naughty treat to liven up your breakfast, cakes and scones but a delicious additon into that evening drink, we all know you deserve one! After a little research and lots of experimentation, Sam discovered a gap in the market for alcoholic jams thus the range was born. You can use the jams in the traditional way but also as a great ingredient for easy to mix cocktails.

The business has continued to grow, and the extent of their range has grown too. At Frank’s quality has always come first. That is why everything is hand baked using no added preservatives, and above all, only the finest natural ingredients. They currently supply over 500 hundred outlets in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The bulk of these consist of farm shops, delicatessens and garden centres. Another great success story for Herefordshire food and drink producers.

Laura makes delicious artisan fudge from the family home in Herefordshire. They primarily provide families with luxury treats for movie nights, weekends and gift boxes for celebrations but they also cater for parties, weddings, afternoon teas, hen do’s, sweet tables, corporate events and trade.

This glorious cold pressed rapeseed oils are the result of dedication and love for what they do. The rapeseed oil is grown at Pudleston in the heart of Herefordshire. The seed is cold pressed, filtered through card and then bottled. They add absolutely nothing to the golden oil so it’s full of flavour, just as nature intended.

Risbury Rapeseed Oils are high in Vitamin E, rich in Omega-3 and have a high smoke point. All of which means you will find them fantastic for frying, roasting and baking, and delightful in dressings and marinades.

If you are looking for homemade, old-fashioned style jams, chutneys and pickles just like granny used to make then you have come to the right place. Three Fruity Ladies are artisan producers of award-winning, delicious home-made produce and preserves including jams, chutneys, ketchup, pickles and marmalade’s.

​The gourmet food products are unlike the majority of products found in major supermarket’s, by using the finest home-grown plus locally sourced ingredients they strive for quality British products.

Two Farmers began with the vision of making delicious hand-cooked crisps that celebrate the true flavours of Herefordshire, whilst protecting this wonderful countryside with a 100% compostable packet.

All of their bags are 100% compostable. This pioneering move means that the bags will completely break down in a home composting environment. The potatoes are stored, cooked and packed using renewable energy where possible on their Herefordshire​ farm.

Another one of Herefordshire food and drink producers truly passionate about the Herefordshire countryside and the World environment.

Apple Cider Vinegar is one of nature’s gifts made from the humble apple. So much more than a cupboard staple! Willy’s ACV with ‘The Mother’ contains friendly, probiotic bacteria; acetobacter and lactobacillus and with a ph of 5, can help support an alkaline diet. The Mother is extra special as the orchards are 300 years old and the apples from these trees have had centuries of goodness circulated through each bough, branch, pip and stalk.

ZaraMama Gourmet Popping Corn was first launched at the Speciality and Fine Food Show at Olympia, London in 2007. They were overwhelmed by the interest in their products and their list of nationwide stockists grew almost overnight, as did the public demand for the wonderfully colourful, healthy popcorn. Based in Herefordshire and have a small, but very efficient team.

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