The “Le Ferme du Pressoir” farm – five generations of cider makers
Planted in excellent soil, with ideal exposure to the sun, these orchards were planted with a rigorous selection of old varieties. Above all, the know-how of five generations have made the farm of Le Pressoir in Craon a wonderful and fascinating place to visit. The huge barrels are particularly impressive. Sonia and Rémy Viel carry on the family tradition of innovation in ciders, pommeau, perry and apple juice, alongside brandies, liqueurs, apple chips, and apple jam. One of their more surprising specialities is, “cidre de glace” (ice cider), made with natural cold. You’ll have to visit to find out what that means! Spirulina, a freshwater algae that is as natural as it is energetic is another new product of the farm.