Our mission

South West of England Cidermakers’ Association (SWECA) is a group dedicated to supporting the needs of professional cider makers and apple growers in the South West region.

Established in its current form in 1984, but with a much longer history in previous incarnations, SWECA has around 50 members and meets two or three times a year to discuss issues surrounding cider making.

SWECA’s key objective is to relay information from the National Association of Cider Makers (NACM) regarding legislative requirements and NACM activities on behalf of the cider industry. Presentations at SWECA meetings may centre around HMRC duty regulations, labelling requirements, or NACM development work in the fields of pomology and sustainability.

Our other aim is to promote the interests of those engaged in the region’s cider making industry. One way we achieve this is by our active involvement with the Orchards & Cider area of the Royal Bath & West of England Show. This offers members the opportunity to showcase their products to the large number of showgoers visiting the SWECA Cider Bar.

Latest news
Gold Medal for Nick Poole

Gold Medal for Nick Poole

West Milton Cider's Nick Poole awarded Gold Medal Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2017 Royal Bath & West Show

Nick… more

Circle Cider wins SWECA championship

Circle Cider wins SWECA championship

Swindon-based maker Circle Cider scooped the 2017 SWECA Cider Championship at the Winter meeting held at Cranbourne Chase on 16th… more

Winter Meeting 2016

Winter Meeting 2016

SWECA members met at Green Valley Cyder, Darts Farm in Devon on 17th March for the 2016 Winter meeting. A packed programme provoked lively… more

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