Maison RUWET Cider of ThimisterMaison RUWET Cider of Thimister

Cider making

The best apples in the Pays de Herve

The apples we use come exclusively from orchards in the Pays de Herve, in eastern Belgium.

Our fresh apples from Pays de Herve

Arrival of apples

The apples are carefully picked and selected according to their appearance and above all, their taste! They are top quality and rigorously selected.

Our first quality and rigorously selected apples

Fruit washing

The apples are sorted, washed and crushed.

Fruit washing

Press

The shredded material obtained is pressed at the rate of 1 tonne per hour.

Press

Juice management

The must (juice) thus obtained is monitored in temperature.

Juice management

Fermentation

This juice is sent to the fermentation room.

The pomace (pulp and residues) is intended for livestock feed.

Fermentation

The winery

The storage and processing of the juices is done in the winery

The winery

Blending of juices

After clarification, the juices are prepared and blended for bottling.

Assembly

The laboratory

Only practice and experience supported by controls and analyzes in our laboratory guarantee consistently high quality.

The laboratory

Racking

The cider is racked with care and at controlled pressure.

The Cider is racked

Bottling

The cork stopper and the iron muzzle ensure a perfect seal.

Bottling

Dressing

The bottles are dressed : the label and the cap are positioned with the utmost care.

Dressing

Dispatch

The bottles ready for dispatch are stored in the storage hall.

Dispatch

Family

A fruit region, grandparents with lots of ideas and ambition, it was in 1898, the birth of the family Cider house.

It is in the heart of the Pays de Herve, renowned for its production of apples and pears, that Joseph, our great-grandfather, imagined, at the beginning of the last century, to produce this product which was entirely new for the region: Cider.

The tradition has remained intact, a tradition of quality and taste which is the only reason for perseverance.

Family

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