A STROLL IN AUBEL
Take a long walk in the Vallée d’Aubel. Don’t haste, look around and you might find a secret garden hidden in an old deserted Abbaye. Push the massive carved door and silently walk into a heavenly place where nature has reclaimed its rights. Approach the altar. Do you see the two bottles glistening softly under lights célestes?
There are the Stassen Cidres d’Abbaye, perfected by generations of monks and generously left as a gift to callers.
LA VALLÉE D'AUBEL, THE SECRET OF GARDEN OF THE FAMILY STASSEN
Let us tell you a little secret: there are secret gardens, next door, where the Joie de Vivre reveals its wonders. And if you are willing, we will give you the key.
Nestled in between the rolling hills of the Belgian Ardennes, the lush Vallée d’Aubel hides in plain sight. Here in the orchards of the famille Stassen, the apples grow just that little bit crispier, richer and more plentiful.
And in amongst these plentiful orchards, since 1895 four generations of Stassen cidre artisans have taken the time to perfect their craft, bottling their connaissance into each exquisite Stassen cidre. Here, in the secret garden of the Vallée d’Aubel, life moves a little slower, the sun shines a little brighter and a sense of wonder is never far away.
THE STASSEN FAMILY TREE
This is a 120-year-old apple tree, with deep green foliage and gnarled trunk. Will you sit down and look at it?
Take your time, see the Joie de Vivre hiding in plain sight, be taken by these craftsmen passing on their passion to the next generation.