Ramborn is Luxembourg's first cider maker. Together with more than a hundred farmers, they work on their mission to preserve and improve the traditional orchards in the country, paying a fair price for the fruit.
The idea of making a Luxembourgish cider came about when three old friends went on holiday to the UK. While drinking local ciders, they shared stories about their parents and grandparents, who used local apples to produce their own cider. From this conversation came the decision to make our own cider in Luxembourg from this untapped source of apples.
The traditional apple varieties – many unique to the region – grow in nearby orchards. These orchards are a vital source of biodiversity; according to Ramborn, it is 'Europe's rainforests that need protection'.
The efforts to protect the Luxembourg 'rainforest' are bearing fruit: Ramborn regularly receives (international) awards for their commitment to biodiversity and the environment. In addition, the company received the B-corporation certification in 2019: this means that they meet the highest standard of social and environmentally friendly impact.