THE true essence of the apple from “orchard to bottle” is the promise of every Loxtonia Cider made with hand-picked apples from the Ceres Valley. Made on the farm with home-grown, 100% freshly pressed and naturally fermented apples, the Loxtonia range of award winning ciders has a taste for every palate.
A blend of the finest apple varieties, the original Loxtonia Crispy Apple Cider is refreshingly fruity with a smooth, crisp finish. It’s a top contender at the annual International Cider Challenge and with just 58 calories per 340ml bottle – considerably less than most locally available ciders – this low-calorie, natural cider ticks all the right boxes.
Loxtonia Stone Fruit Apple Cider is a fruity, medium-sweet cider with bursts of bright, fresh peach, nectarine and apple. The balanced sweetness of this unique cider ends with a refreshing dry apple taste. A gold medallist at the Cape Town Festival of Beer Awards, this popular cider also struck gold for its looks at the World Cider Awards for Best Label Design.
One of the more intriguing ciders in the range is the beer-styled Loxtonia Pale Amber Apple Cider. This well-rounded cider has nuances of caramel that meld into a smooth apple finish. This is a cider that even beer lovers will enjoy!
For the Whitfield family, who started making premium cider from their own orchards at Loxtonia farm in 2013, the concept of orchard to bottle is paramount in capturing the quality and integrity of the apple throughout the cider making process. It’s a journey that begins in the soil and ends with the cider. From nurturing every apple variety and hand-picking in the orchards, to pressing the fresh apples in small batches, natural fermentation and gentle filtration, nothing is left to chance. Sustainability also plays an integral role. By using the best Swiss-made pressing system run entirely on solar power, water usage is kept to a minimum and the apple pomace is composted back into the soil for the next harvest leaving zero waste.
All Loxtonia ciders have a 5% alcohol content and are gluten-free, vegan-friendly and free of preservatives and artificial additives.
Loxtonia ciders are available at leading outlets countrywide. The Loxtonia tasting room in Ceres is open daily. For bookings, a list of stockists, and online purchases at R99.60 for a 4-pack of 340ml premium glass bottles including free delivery within South Africa, click here, email email@example.com or call 023 004 0930. Follow @loxtonia_cider on Instagram and Twitter.