The countdown to Christmas starts here with the launch of Sandford Orchards’ brand new Cider Advent Calendar and the opening of their online Christmas shop. The advent calendar contains a mixture of twenty four bottles and cans of Sandford Orchard ciders and is available to pre-order now for delivery in November from www.sandfordorchards.co.uk RRP £65.00.

Barny Butterfield, Chief Cidermaker at Sandford Orchards comments: “It is always an exciting time at the cidery when we open the Christmas Shop but this year we are particularly thrilled to be coinciding this with the launch of the new advent calendar, as it is something that our cider-loving fans have been asking for for some time. What better way could there be to get into the festive spirit than discovering a different delicious cider every day in the countdown to Christmas? The calendar is packed with a selection of twenty four ciders including many well-known favourites from our award-winning range.”

In addition to the new Cider Advent Calendar, the Sandford Orchard’s Christmas Shop is brimming with fantastic festive gifts including the new Devon Red Mini Keg & Glass Set (RRP £21.99), an Ice Cider Gift Box and a selection of cider hampers and gift packs.

Devon Red Mini Keg & Glass Set (£21.99 from www.sandfordorchards.co.uk)

Perfect for parties and sharing with your friends, the Devon Red Mini-Keg gives you the chance to practice your pint pouring skills at home. This kit contains a 5 litre Devon Red Mini-Keg and a Sandford Orchards branded pint glass.

Ice Cider Gift Box (£23.50 for 500ml bottle and two glasses from www.sandfordorchards.co.uk)

The perfect gift for those who like their cider a little more refined, the Ice Cider Gift Box contains a 500ml bottle of Ice Cider and two serving glasses. Icing is a method used widely in wine-making, and now introduced to cider from our beautiful Devon orchards. During the specialist process the cider apple juice becomes intensified, sweeter and richer. The powerful warmth and rich complexity match perfectly the floral bouquet and sweet apple finish.

Cider Hampers (a choice of hampers starting from £20.99 from www.sandfordorchards.co.uk)

Sandford Orchards has a range of hampers containing a selection of their delicious ciders, tasty treats and branded merchandise. Choose from a Pub in a Box (RRP £20.99), Cider & Goodies Hamper (RRP £21.99), Fabulous Fruits (RRP £21.99) or Relax & Indulge Hamper (£25.00).

Cider Gift Packs (from £10.00 from www.sandford orchards.co.uk)

For the perfect stocking filler pick up a Sandford Orchards Gift Pack. Choose from a Core Range (RRP £10.00 for 3 x 500ml bottles), Fruit (RRP £12.00 for 3 x 500ml bottles) or Vintage gift pack (RRP £11.00 for 3 x 500ml bottles) or the very special Fine Cider Gift Pack (£15.99 for 2 x 660ml bottles and a glass).

For further information on Sandford Orchards please visit www.sandfordorchards.co.uk, follow Sandford Orchards on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. For the full range of ciders and gifts visit  www.sandfordorchards.co.uk.