Sandford Orchards was founded by Barny Butterfield in 2002 in an unused cow shed at Ashridge Farm, Sandford. Every year since, despite increasing production, Barny has remained true to the values he started with; Devon cider apples, natural fermentations and blending to taste. All their cider is naturally cold-fermented from whole juice (no concentrates) in order to retain the full depth and complexity that Devon cider apples offer, and they grow all their apples for flavour, not yield. This means restoring many acres of traditional orchard to maintain unique varieties and ensure that Devon cider retains its unique character for generations to come. 3-star Great Taste award for their vintage, cask-aged cider, The General and nominated in the Top 50 Food & Drinks.