It’s a great time for cider lovers! As the popularity of craft cider continues to grow, local producers of this delicious tipple are sprouting up and introducing new and exciting flavours to the cider market. Loxtonia Farm in the Western Cape is the latest to join the craft cider party in South Africa with its first all-natural premium range of artisanal ciders being introduced to the local market in the coming month. Here’s what you can expect from Loxtonia Cider this summer.
Located in Ceres, the family-run Loxtonia Farm is officially the very first Cidery in the Ceres valley and its new cider range is sure to set the craft beverage scene alight this summer. The farm identified a gap in the South African market for high quality, fine apple cider and turned dreams into a reality by working on the perfect blend of ingredients to create it. The ciders remain true to Loxtonia’s goal towards sustainable farming too, meaning this delicious cider range is easy on the environment!
In line with the farm’s key philosophy “Orchard to Bottle” the Loxtonia Cider range is free from preservatives and artificial additives and is made from freshly-pressed, naturally fermented, hand-picked apples. The range has been crafted to satisfy the tastes of a more modern generation of cider-lovers and offers four refreshing flavours to choose from in 340m bottles.
Flavours include a Crispy Apple Cider (refreshingly fruity and easy-to-drink with a smooth, crisp finish), Sparkling Apple Cider (boasts crisp flavours of green apple with hints of fruity Prosecco and a sparkling finish), Stone Fruit Flavoured Apple Cider (perfectly balanced, fruity with notes of nectarine and apple), and Pale Amber Apple Cider (well-rounded with notes of caramel and an apple finish).
The Loxtonia Cider range will be available at leading liquor stores nationwide at a recommended price of R25 per 340ml bottle.