Pilton Cider was founded by Martin Berkeley within the cider heartland of Somerset. They are known for making superb whole juice sparkling ciders using the traditional method of ‘keeving’; an artisan practice of making naturally sweetened cider, principally from cider apples. A plethora of apples are gathered from selected traditional cider orchards in and around the parish of Pilton and are slowly fermented for 6 months before they are stored within the cidery’s impressive Victorian cellar prior to bottling. Over the years they have crafted an exceptional range of natural ciders, beautifully branded and presented in sophisticated 75cl bottles.
Pilton are based in the cider heartland of Somerset, where they make an exciting range of whole juice ciders.
Their core ingredients are the bittersweet cider apples that grow in numerous traditional orchards in and around the parish of Pilton. They use the artisan method of keeving to transform the juice from this full flavoured fruit into unique naturally sweet ciders. Finally, they weave in different yeasts, other fruits and barrel‑aging techniques to create a wide variety of small batch drinks.
You can find their ciders in bottle shops, natural wine bars and restaurants throughout the UK and now in ten countries across the world.