It is to continue the hobby of my parents as they did before me. It is always full of remembrances. Now it has become my passion. What I enjoy the most is working on new recipes and then to see how people react when they try it for the first time (and if they enjoy it).
October is my favourite time of year when the whole family comes together to gather and pick the apples; it’s a really special time of year for us as we are all together. We prepare nice picnic meals by the orchard and enjoy a few drinks afterwards.
Like many things in life, opportunities can present themselves. For me the idea to start producing and selling our family cidre came on the day of my wedding, when my colleague Ger Callanan from Ireland tasted our family recipe and realized the potential it had. Since then we have dedicated our time to developing Cidre Lefevre.
Our cidres are original recipes, carefully crafted from 100% fresh pressed apples using traditional French cidre-making methods.
My brother and I are currently working on a small batch of cidre (around 200 liters). We used my grandfather's old press and we can't wait to try it once it's ready.
We are working hard on turning our full range of cidre to be fully organic. And we have linked up with a premium organic cognac called 8&8 to create wonderful cocktails.
Like wine, each region is different and known for its fine quality. France is renowned for making some of the finest cidres in the world.
French cidre is made using 100% pressed apple juice and is usually slowly fermented which can give a semi-sweet flavour. As we are working with only fresh apple juice, the taste is not too sweet. We want it be refreshing.
Because it is very refreshing to drink, healthier than beer and is made from 100% pure juice, never from concentrate. It can also be an interesting drink when you see the amazing recipes people are using with different flavours.
The demi-sec and the brut pair very well with any sweet dessert, cheese like Camembert (not too strong), crepes or with meat stew. Our Winter Cidre can be enjoyed as an appertif with red fruits.
We currently distribute cidre, poiré, and Calvados to fine restaurants, bars, clubs, wedding venues and specialty retailers in the state of Washington through Beauchamp Imports, Inc. To request a tasting for your licensed establishment, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to sharing our portfolio of fine products with you!