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 2020 Vintage

From apples harvested in 2020, pressed, slow fermented and matured in our cave until it is at last ready to be bottled and sold in 2022. Available now.

Spell Unker - Our still, dry cider, ABV 6.2%. Lovely clean fresh citrus taste with hints of butterscotch and sunshine.
Under Down - Our still, medium cider, ABV 6.2%. Soft astringency with a splash of dried fruit.
Island Time - Our bottle-conditioned, sparkling cider, ABV 6.8%. The Ciderologist described it in his new book Modern British Cider (2021) "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

Our ciders are available at these locations on the Isle of Wight. More to come as we start to get the new vintage out.

South
Carnaby Tea Rooms, Ventnor
Crab and Lobster Tap (draught), Ventnor
The Eversley, Ventnor new
Leslie's Nutshell, Ventnor
Seapot, Wheeler's Bay
Norris Family Grocers, Nitonnew

North
Lifecraft, Cowes
Briddlesford Lodge Farm Shop
IOW Steam Railway, various events

East
Craft Vegan Pizza, Ryde
Pickle and Dill, Ryde
The Hideaway (draught), Shanklin
Seaview Village Community Shop

West
Gallybagger Inn, Chillerton
Piano Cafe, Freshwater Bay
Travelling Tavern, Freshwater Bay
Brighstone Newsagent
Brighstone Village Shop
Wight Horsebox Bar, Warren Farm new