Brittany is cider country and apple trees grow along the hedgerows as well as in orchards. There are many small producers selling their cider locally.
We had found Domaine de Kerveguen cider on the internet while researching our holiday. Being in the area we decided we ought to try and find it. The cider is made in a 15/16th Manoir, a few kilometres east of Gumaëc. Fortunately it is well signed as it is down a country lane and surrounded by orchards. It is a delightful palace.
The cider is unusual as it is matured in old oak casks. (Most ciders are now matured in steel barrels). The cider is sold from a small shop in one of the outbuildings. We were served by a young Frenchman who had no English. Our French is limitted so there was a lot of pointing. He took us to see the massive cellar full of oak barrels.
They sell apple juice, a sweet and dry cider and several different apple spirits. We were allowed to sample before buying.
We bought a bottle of the dry cider. We enjoyed it but at €7.50 we weren’t sure it was worth the 2-3 times more than the ‘ordinary’ farm ciders available from the supermarkets.