In spring we harvest elderflowers from our own hedgerows and from a few local thickets. The elderflower season lasts about six weeks, and during flowering we return to pick twice a week, making sure that we only pick flower heads that are fully open.
The flowers are then cut from the heads, and the stalks discarded. Flowers are steeped in water overnight, and the liquor is strained off to be blended into our cider with elderflower. As with all our ciders, this is a real product.