We are a small, family business making artisan cider in the picturesque village of Stoke Gabriel, by the River Dart in South Devon.
Please note, our ciderhouse in Stoke Gabriel is currently not open to the public as we make new adjustments following lockdown. Appointments only.
Our popular cider tours and Experience Days are currently postponed.
Please visit our sister site for information about our sparkling wines and signed gardening books. www.yardeofcockington.co.uk
We make all our ciders from apples hand-picked in local orchards which are managed traditionally and wildlife friendly. All the apples we use are free from any chemical sprays or fertiliser, and come from within 3 miles of our ciderhouse.
We make small batches of cider using the apples' natural sugars and wild yeasts on the skin.
Our cider is 100% apple juice with no added sulphites. Our unadulterated cider is a pure expression of the soil and climate of where we live. Yarde cider is still made the traditional way, by wrapping the apple pulp in cloths and gently squeezing it. The cider is then left for a few months on its lees to maximise the flavour, before racking off and bottling.
We make two styles of cider: