Ballycross Apple Farm

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Overview

Home to the award-winning Ballycross apple juice, this working family farm produces a range of single and blended varieties of Ballycross apple juice, along with a range of other artisan produce, like chutneys, preserves and artisan gift hampers. Visit the farm to see it in action, and enjoy tasting the juices and some homemade waffles with seasonal toppings and ice cream at the farm’s Waffle Bar cafe.

Meet The Maker

Ballycross Apple Farm was established by the Von Engelbrechtens in the early 1960s, and is still a family-run farm today. They focus on the importance of the raw product – the apples, which are grown on Ballycross Apple Farm in Bridgetown, Wexford. Over the years, they have selected varieties with exceptional flavour, aroma and texture. The apples are hand-picked at full maturity and then pressed using traditional rack and cloth methods to ensure the delicate and distinctive aroma is captured in every bottle.

Taste a glass of Ballycross Apple Juice and you’ll soon realise why the Von Engelbrechtens are so proud of their products. They are passionate about the quality of their juices, which is why only apple varieties of exceptional flavour and texture are grown on Ballycross Apple Farm in Bridgetown, Wexford.

The apples are hand-picked at full maturity and then pressed using traditional rack and cloth methods to ensure the delicate and distinctive aroma is captured in every bottle of Ballycross Apple Farm Juice. There is no added sugar, water or preservatives – just natural, homemade juices. They operate under a NSAI approved quality scheme, which ensures high standards of food hygiene and traceability.

Single variety apple juices include: Elstar, a sweet aromatic juice; Jonagold is a crisp, fresh, easy-to-drink, medium-sweet juice, and Bramley, a dry, zesty juice. They also produce blended juices, which include apple and blackcurrant (grown on the farm) and apple and carrot (grown locally). Ballycross Apple Farm is a Wexford family business with a long tradition of growing the finest quality apples. In season, the apples are available to buy in the Farm Shop.

The farm is ideal for a family-friendly day out, with scenic orchards and 5km of woodland trails, pony rides, a farm shop and café. Settle in for a glass of well chilled juice and a light lunch, or take a bottle (or two!) home.


Other Facilities

Visitors are welcome to Ballycross Apple Farm during seasonal periods of the year. Pick up the range of juices in the shop and enjoy a waffle or pancake in the cafe. Bring the family along during Halloween to pick up their very own pumpkin.


Sustainability

Ballycross Apple Farm Juice is a wonderful sustainable local product.

This family business is passionate about organic, sustainable produce, and Ballycross is one of the best places you can visit in Ireland to see how the product you buy is grown and produced. Using traditional methods, each step of the juice making process – from seed to bottle – ensures that the end product is all-natural.


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