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Dan Olav Sæbø is a 13th generation farmer on the fruit farm. The farm has been in the family since the 17th century, and Gravenstein, Rød Aroma, Rubinstep, Discovery and Rød Elstar are grown here.

Apple juice has long been produced on the farm, but when Dan Olav took over in 2020, he also started with apple cider production. Already the same year, his first cider, "Sølvsider", won gold for the world's best "sparkling cider". He has produced several types of cider, and is constantly developing new flavors.

At the farm shop, you can buy both apple juice and apple cider. If you like, you can enjoy it on the terrace, with a great view of the Hjelmelandsfjord.

Cider tasting summer 2024

Saturday 1 June, 8 June and 15 June 13-15

Thursday 4 July and 11 July 17-19

Groups: 1-30 people
Price: NOK 525 per person

There will be a guided tour of the orchard and production facilities, as well as a tasting of different ciders. The cider is served with a small taster of local foods. Stories about the orchard will also be told.

Apal Exclusive

You can also book Apal Exclusive, which is a cider tasting at a time that suits you (and Dan Olav), and get the whole cider house to yourself.

Duration: App. 2 hours
Group: 2-30 people
Period: May-December 2024
Price: NOK 1,990 + NOK 500 per person

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Schedule

Opening hours

Weekdays:
10:00–18:00
Saturday:
09:00–18:00
Sunday:
Closed

Contact

Address:
  • Sæbøvegen 35
  • 4130 Hjelmeland
Phone:
45432941
Email:
danolav@apalsideri.no
Website:
apalsideri.no/

Facilities

Toilet:
Season:
  • Autumn
  • Summer
  • Winter
  • Spring

Green certifications

Cider tasting and farm shop at Apal Sideri has received certification for its environmental efforts from:
  • Norsk ØkoturismeNorsk Økoturisme
Environmental certification of private and public enterprises, also tourism.

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