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We have been pressing apples from Hollow Ash for juice since 2002. 

Apple Blossom

Apple Picking

Apples are collected by hand-picking or shaking the trees. Each fruit is inspected for quality and only sound apples are used. Boxes and baskets are filled and transported to the pressing room using our 1960 MF35 tractor.

Pressing the Apples

All the fruit is washed and inspected again before being pulped in an electric scratter.  The pulp is then loaded into a large modern hand press and the juice extracted and stored in settling tanks overnight. One pressing yields between 30 and 40 litres of juice. Natural oxidization in the air gives the juice a golden brown colour; nothing is added to change this.

Bottling and Pasteurisation

After settling, the juice is siphoned off to a semi-automatic two bottle filler. The bottles are then pasteurised. The flavour is determined by the mixture of varieties used; usually a blend is created to avoid the extremes of sharpness or sweetness.

Pure Apple Juice
Collecting the apple Harvest
Pressing the Apples
Local Apple Juice

Juicing the Apples