Meet the Owner and Founder
THE CIDERMASTER
AND OWNER
STEPHEN SCHUURMAN

(540)550-3800
stephen@winchesterciderworks.com

When Stephen came to the US in 2004 one of the things he missed most from his English homeland was a good quality cider. He drew on his experience in wine making to experiment with different blends of apples to create a cider he was confident that the American drinking public would enjoy.

 

It was when he joined forces with local apple grower Diane Kearns that the dream of producing the blend for a larger market began to take shape.

Schuurman is passionate about cider making and regularly returns to his native land to learn more about his craft. He also uses this as an excuse to watch his beloved Chelsea F.C. and the England cricket team!