"Mike Johnson" © Robert Jones


"Mike Johnson, owner of the Ross-on-Wye Cider and Perry Company at Broome Farm, Peterstow, Herefordshire.

He was the 2009 winner of CAMRA's prestigious Pomona Award after a series of glowing nominations from CAMRA members and people within the cider and perry industry.

Mike was singled out particularly for his work in nurturing new talent in the cider world.

The Pomona Award is named after the Roman Goddess of apples and is presented by CAMRA to the person, place or thing who has done the most to promote real cider or perry over the previous twelve months.

CAMRA's Cider and Perry Committee also noted his willingness to help others was a key reason why he has contributed so much to the cider and perry industry. Mike has also been involved in extensive charity work which has seen him donate significant sums to local causes and development charities around the world. "