Grazed Knee Cider
Cave Crafted
on the Isle of Wight

Our Apples

Local Apples

Our orchard is planted with a collection of local island apple varieties including Isle of Wight Pippin, Sir John Thorneycroft, the massive Howgate Wonder, Bembridge Beauty and Little Pax.

Classic cider apples

Our orchard also includes classic bittersweet and bittersharp cider varieties including Dabinett, Stoke Red, Kingston Black, Foxwhelp and Yarlington Mill,

We couldn’t resist

Our orchard also includes varieties with names we could not resist, Liberty, Fillabarrel, Slack ma Girdle, Sops in Wine, Helen’s, Katy, Bulmer’s Norman, Gilly, American Mother and Porter’s Perfection.

Finally

We blend together juice from the apples to provide the best mix of acidity and tannins for good fermentation in small batches in the cool conditions of our cave, and let the yeast do the rest, slowly but surely. When the time is right and not before, we bottle the cider.

Our ciders are made from apples grown, pressed and bottled on the Isle of Wight. They are matured in tanks kept in our cave at a constant temperature and humidity to get the best flavour out of them.

The 2019 Vintage

From apples harvested in 2019, pressed, slow fermented and matured in our cave until it is at last ready to be bottled and sold in 2021.

Spell Unker - A still, fresh and dry cider, ABV 6.2%. Hints of butterscotch and sunshine.
Under Down - A still, medium cider, ABV 6.2%. Soft astringency with a splash of dried fruit.
Island Time - Our bottle-conditioned, sparkling cider, ABV 6.5%. A soft fizz and the taste of freshly mown orchard. The Ciderologist said "Bloody lush. Great minerality and texture"

Our Story

Cave crafted cider made with apples grown on the Isle of Wight
Deeds, not words

Once upon a bike ride, a gravelly puddle became the site of an injured lower leg. Recovering from the grazed knee, over a glass of local cider, we wondered whether we too could produce something so delicious and refreshing. We found ourselves a few acres of land surrounded by the Isle of Wight’s outstanding natural beauty, planted our 250 trees over several years, assembled our cidery in a cave under St Boniface Down, gathered knowledge from the traditional sources of the Three Counties and the West Country and got down to work. Grazed Knee Cider was born.

  • Isle of Wight

  • Local and classic

  • Ventnor

  • In Cave

Pairing our ciders

Just like you would pair with white wine, you can pair our ciders with delicious foods

Available at these locations on the Isle of Wight:
South
Carnaby Tea Rooms, Ventnor
Crab and Lobster Tap (draught) , Ventnor
Leslie's Nutshell, Ventnor
Seapot, Wheeler's Bay
The True Food Kitchen, Castlehaven Beach
The Griffin, Godshill
North
Briddlesford Lodge Farm Shop
Farmer Jack's Farm Shop, Arreton
Lifecraft, Cowes
East
Boojum and Snark, Sandown
Sandown Boulevard/OYO Marina, Sandown
Cavanagh & Baker, Shanklin
The Hideaway (draught), Shanklin
Craft Vegan Pizza, Ryde
Pickle and Dill, Ryde
Seaview Village Comunity Shop
The Pilot Boat, Bembridge
West
Travelling Tavern, Freshwater Bay
Brighstone Village Shop
Brighstone Newsagent
Piano Cafe, Freshwater Bay
Isle of Wight BBQ, IOW Mountain Bike Ctr, Shorwell

Festivals
Isle of Wight Steam Railway Real Ale Festival June 26/27, 2021, Havenstreet