Named Tower Brue because of the panoramic views across open farmland to King Alfred’s Tower from the orchards, and a tributary to the River Brue that runs alongside, this medium sparkling cider is a blend using Yarlington Mill, Sweet Coppin, Dabinett, Harry Masters Jersey, Browns together with various others and some Bramleys or other cooking apples. All the apples are hand picked from both Dowding's orchards as well as surplus local apples. Great care is taken to ensure none of the apples used are sprayed or fertilised.
Awarded Gold at Taste of the West 2022.
Dowding's is run by Oliver and Jane. Oliver was born into a farming family where they are based and manages the farm under organic standards. The ciders ae not labelled organic, though effectively they are.