Raised on his parents’ vineyard in Suffolk, David started St Ives Cider with his wife Kate in 2012 combining his wine-making experience with traditional cider techniques to produce refined artisan ciders.

Each harvest sees David tow the trailer-mounted press to a collection of orchards to press on site. This keeps food miles to an absolute minimum and the dry pomace can go back on the land or be fed to the local livestock. We have found some rare varieties of apple trees and stunning forgotten orchards where this amazing fruit would otherwise go to waste.

As a “hands on” cidermaker every stage of creating our small batch ciders is overseen by David resulting in awards from Taste of the West, South West Cidermakers Association, the International Cider Challenge and the World Cider Awards.