A common goal
The collaboration that Arita highlights is impressive. New cider producers keep appearing, and the established players like EDEL are very optimistic about that. In Hardanger, especially in the region around the Sørfjorden, there are many cider farms close to each other - and everyone supports everyone. The established producers easily lend their equipment to their neighbors so that they can succeed too. In the end, only through cooperation, a common goal can be achieved.
- It is important for me to mention that the excellent quality of the Hardanger apples is the main component here. The fruit farmers, who work night and day for this, also play an essential role, of course. To be part of this process, developing the quality and supporting the rising appreciation of Hardanger Cider is a dream come true. Even with high ambitions also earlier, I have never thought that I once would be involved in something so exciting and important.
There are already many good options to taste Hardanger Cider. You can buy this local specialty in many restaurants and bars as well as in Vinmonopol shops. However, Arita recommends one thing in particular - a cider farm visit! At the farms, you can taste this award-winning product and learn more about the production process.
- On a cider safari in Hardanger, for example, you get a real “hands-on” experience that will give you a greater understanding and awareness of Hardanger Cider. And the next time you open a bottle of Hardanger Cider at home, you will enjoy it even more, promises Arita.
Insider tips from Arita
Sørfjorden has been a popular travel destination already for hundreds of years, and its popularity has not decreased in recent years. The “cider wave” definitely played a part in this, but also other exciting activities attract tourists from all over the world to Hardanger. Here are Arita’s best tips for your Hardanger stay: