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Dave Matthews founded the Bartestree Cider Company in September 2013, after moving to Herefordshire in May of that year with his wife Fiona. He has long been associated with cider and perry, editing CAMRA’s Good Cider Guide in 2000, and founding the Welsh Perry & Cider Society in 2001. In 2013, Dave was honoured by CAMRA as one of their Top Cider Campaigners.

Bartestree Cider Co. Awards

2014 Big Apple – Champion Cidermaker

2014 Hope CiderFest – Cider of the Festival

2016 Big Apple – Champion Perrymaker

2017 Big Apple – Champion Cidermaker

2017 N.Cotswold CAMRA Spring Ale & Steam Festival – Cider of the Festival

Seidr Dai

When living in Cardiff, Dave and Fiona ran the Seidr Dai cider company between 2000 and 2012, a small craft cider and perry outfit. They annually produced approximately 250 gallons of pure-juice product, specialising in using Welsh varieties from Monmouthshire.

Seidr Dai Awards

Champion Welsh Perry – 2002, 2003
Champion Welsh Cider – 2008
CAMRA Gold Award for Perry – 2006
CAMRA Silver Award for Perry – 2009