Come to discover an old press and the manufacture of Cider in a traditional Norman farm.
The Commanderie farm was founded in the 17th century. Cider's sale in barrels began at the beginning of the 20th century with my grandfather. They were brought by cart to the Cherbourg's cafés.
During your visit, you will discover a Templar farm, typical of Cotentin.
You will be able to see within the sales room a large fireplace, as well as a small press. The cider press you will see during your visit is the one installed by my grandfather in 1945, which is still in use today.
After your visit, you will stop by the shop where you can taste all my products: PDO Cotentin cider, Calvados, Pommeau de Normandie, Liqueur 44, Apple juice, Cider vinegar and Jams.
Each year, nearly 50 to 60 tonnes of apples are collected in October / November. My ciders are made with different varieties of apples, a large part of which are local varieties. They come from low or high stem apple trees, and give, depending on the blend, more or less brut ciders. These Cotentin Ciders have become a Protected Designation of Origin. My Cotentin Ciders are regularly awarded during cider competitions in Paris or in the region.
From April to September, you can find me on the Saturday's Saint-Vaast-La-Hougue market, which was selcted as the French's favorite village in 2019.
Around the farm, in the same town, you can stop at the Croûtes' farm where they produce good farm ice cream. You will also have the opportunity to go hiking on the customs paths GR223, or go paragliding, as well as surfing in Siouville.
Opening time :
Monday to Saturday 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. (April to September)
Monday to Saturday 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and by appointment (October to March)