Alvavoll Frukt- og Sidergard is located right above the centre of Lofthus in Hardanger, the prime region of fruit and cider production i Norway. «Cider from Hardanger» is a protected origin name, just like «Champagne».
At Alvavoll we produce apples, pears, plums, cherries, honey, apple juice and cider, which we sell from our farm shop.
We also offer apple juice and cider tastings for groups (remember to book in advance), either inside (“Munkekjellaren”) or outside. The tastings may be combined with food and guided orchard walks.
We offer guided orchard walks with cider tasting every day at 10.15 am, on Thursdays also at 5 pm, Fridays at 6 pm and Saturdays at 5 pm. Please call +47 938 34 169 or use our contact form to book.You may book your visit here
The secret behind the unique taste of the fruit and cider from Hardanger lies in the fact that the summer days are much longer here than in countries further south. The fruit gets more light and sun just when it needs it.
Together with the fjord, the mountains and the god-given soil and climatic conditions, this gives the aroma substances and the fruit acids better time to develop the unique Hardanger taste.
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