Gospel Green Handmade Cyder
Established for more than 29 years Gospel Green Cyder has mastered traditional cyder making techniques to create one of the finest sparkling cyders. Below is the history of Gospel Green.
1988 to 1990
James & Cathy Lane began their love affair with cyder.
Gospel Green Sussex Cyder is launched with apples sourced from James & Cathy’s garden as well as the Blackmoor Estate. Using the ‘traditional method’ pioneered by Lord Scudamore in the time of Charles I and perfected by James, the first commercial batch of Gospel Green is produced.
James & Cathy celebrate 10 years of Gospel Green Sussex Cyder, continuing the traditions laid down in the 11th century. By now they count amongst others, Hugh Johnson OBE, Matthew Jukes and Jancis Robinson as fans!
After 24 years of cyder production, James & Cathy decide that they are going to take a back seat and make 2014 their last vintage. Quietly they hang up their aprons in 2015 & await the release of their final vintage in early 2016.
Brock Bergius calls in to buy some Gospel Green with friends. On discovering from Cathy that this is their last ever vintage he asks to buy the company! After a coffee and a chat with James, the deal is done and Gospel Green moves to a new chapter.
Production of the 2016 vintage begins under Brock’s ownership and the watchful eye of James!
Fermentation of the 2016 vintage is well underway