Cider Making at Ventons Devon Cyder

Natures offering in terms of availability, quantity & quality of apples, natural sugar content, temperature & air pressure for fermenting changes year on year, even weekly, but at Ventons Devon Cyder we have learned that part of the art of cider making is to work with nature and to make the best of what it has to offer at the time, not only each year, but on each press & beyond.

    

Our Real Cider is fermented from the fresh whole juice of locally sourced and unsprayed vintage cider apples, relying purely on natural yeasts present in the apples & our cider barn to ferment the natural sugars. The speed and type of fermentation in cider making and end product is determined by many natural factors.

We blend our cider apples at pressing time to get the balance of acid and tannins right but also blend our fermented cider at a later stage if needed to achieve the consistent quality that we want. Our naturally sweet keeved cider (Normandy Style) is usually made later on in the season when the air temperature is lower. There is no set plan for each barrel when you work with nature.

Winter at Ventons Devon Cyder. Fermentation in Whisky barrels at Ventons Devon Cyder. Traditional Oak press at Ventons Devon Cyder

The content of each barrel is unique when you make it naturally so we go for a consistent quality rather than a consistent flavour. Every barrel is unique, every time although over time our Cyder has developed its own signature flavour.

We are passionate about our Real Cyder and really hope that you enjoy the fruits of our labour (Literally!)

Our Products

Ventons Devon Cyder - Skippys Scrumpy

Skippy's Scrumpy

Our award winning dry cider
6.5% ABV

Availability
500ml Bottles
30 litre Key Keg
5 gallon Polypin
5/10/20 litre Bag-in-Box

 

Ventons Devon Cyder - Apple Vice

Apple Vice

Our medium cider
6.5% ABV

Availability
500ml Bottles
30 litre Key Keg
5 gallon Polypin
5/10/20 litre Bag-in-Box

 

Ventons Devon Cyder - Sweet Maid in DevonSweet Maid in Devon

Our sweet cider
6.5% ABV

Availability
500ml Bottles
30 litre Key Keg
5 gallon Polypin
5/10/20 litre Bag-in-Box

 

Ventons Devon Cyder - Thirst Responder for Devon Air Ambulance Trust
Thirst Responder

Our Special Edition Devon Air Ambulance
25th Anniversary Cider
6.5% ABV

Availability
500ml Bottles
30 litre Key Keg
5 gallon Polypin
5/10/20 litre Bag-in-Box

 

Ventons Devon Cyder - Apple Cyder Vinegar

Natural Apple Cyder Vinegar

Our Apple Cyder vinegar is made from 100% natural ingredients

Availability
500ml Bottles
5/10/20 litre Bag-in-Box

Ventons Devon Cyder - Apple Cyder Vinegar, with Chilli & Magnolia

Natural Apple Cyder Vinegar with Chilli & Magnolia

Our Apple Cyder vinegar is made from 100% natural ingredients

Availability
500ml Bottles
5/10/20 litre Bag-in-Box