Oliver's Cider & Perry
Tom Oliver makes his ciders and perries on his family's farm in the village of Ocle Pychard, Herefordshire, England. Cider writer Pete Brown calls Oliver "simply the greatest cider maker in the world, a real artist".
Tom Oliver is highly respected by other cider makers and a master at the challenging art of making fine perry. He regularly collaborates with other cider makers such as Ryan Burk of Angry Orchard and Greg Hall of Virtue Cider both from the US where Oliver enjoys "rock star" status. More than 1,000 people attended his talk on perry at the 2016 annual conference of the US Association of Cider Makers.
Tom Oliver’s philosophy is to "take what the fruit gives", respecting the great heritage and traditions of the past but with an eye to innovating for the future.
Tom's cider and perry is fermented by wild yeasts in small batches, using fresh pressed fruit with minimal intervention.
Tom Oliver's mastery of cider and perry making has translated into many years of winning awards on the international stage.
Tom was awarded Champion British Perry in the 2018 Royal Bath & West British Cider Championship.
At the 2018 Great Lakes International Cider and Perry Competition (GLINTCAP) Oliver's Cider & Perry won a Gold, two Silver and three Bronze medals.
At the 2017 International Cider & Perry Competition, Hereford, Oliver’s Cider & Perry won first prizes for single varietal cider, in-bottle fermented cider, in-bottle fermented perry and sweet cider.
Tom Oliver was a finalist in the 2017 BBC Best Drinks Producer, BBC Food and Farming Awards.