EXPERIENCE winter in all its glory in the Ceres Valley with Soup & Cider Saturdays at the Loxtonia Cidery during July.
With the first snowfall on the upper reaches of the Matroosberg already reported, snow seekers can expect a spectacular Ceres winter wonderland this year. Be sure to pop in at Loxtonia apple farm to warm up with a steaming bowl homemade butternut soup with one or more of its delicious ciders. Made with 100% freshly pressed and naturally fermented home-grown apples, Loxtonia has an award winning cider for every taste, from dry and crisp to mellow and tangy, and everything in between. There are even two non-alcoholic ciders for designated drivers.
The beer-styled Loxtonia Pale Amber is the ideal cider to enjoy with butternut soup. Its smooth texture, nuances of caramel and polished apple finish meld beautifully with the soup’s thick and creamy texture and hearty taste. Having spent over 30 snow-capped winters on their apple farm, the Whitfields of Loxtonia, know a thing or two about keeping snug on the chilliest of days. Their trusty family butternut soup recipe is just what you need when coming to see the snow or on a winter weekend escape from the city.
If you are a keen hiker, build up an appetite before tucking into your soup and cider on a family-friendly 6km hiking trail through apple orchards and the magnificent winter mountain scenery. Starting and ending at the Loxtonia tasting room, the one-hour trail is easy to follow with plenty of direction markers showing the way. After the walk, while the adults enjoy their cider, Alpacas and horses in paddocks adjacent to the tasting room will keep the littles ones enthralled.
Loxtonia’s Soup & Cider is served every Saturday from 10am to 4pm from 2 July at R30 a bowl including a bread roll. The Loxtonia hiking trail is open daily and is free for visitors to the tasting room. For bookings, email [email protected] or call 023 0040930. Stay in the mix by following @loxtonia_cider on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.