From grapes to apples

Susanna and James Forbes of Little Pomona

Adam Wells charts James and Susanna Forbes's inspiring path from the world of wine to that of cider. They were pictured above in their English orchard by Bill Bradshaw.

Drive five minutes along the narrow, hedge-lined roads out of Herefordshire’s Bromyard and you’ll find two wine professionals on a hop farm, James and Susanna Forbes of Little Pomona, making some of the best cider in the world.

‘We thought about making wine in France or Spain or Argentina’, James tells me, adding that a vineyard in Argentina nearly swayed them. But ultimately neither really wanted to leave the UK...