Dunkertons Cider is a family owned company started by Susie and Ivor Dunkerton in 1980 and makes award winning traditional organic cider and perry in Pembridge, Herefordshire. Their success is down to the carefully selected single varieties of apples and pears from their 60 acres of Herefordshire orchards or sourced from a handful of organic local growers.
Importantly they wanted to make cider without using concentrates or chemicals therefore working with what mother nature had to offer, using the land and eco system to help them produce pure fruit cider apples and perry pears grown in their own orchards at Pembridge. By 1988 Dunkertons Cider had been awarded Soil Association certification as both grower and producer for their commitment to environmental values.
Each variety is fermented separately and their meticulous blending produces deliciously unique, award winning ciders and perries.
In 2014 Ivor and Susie decided to pass the business on to their son Julian Dunkerton who is the founder of global clothing brand Superdry and he appointed Bean Benson as Managing Director.
2016 saw the production of cider moved to Gloucestershire to a specially developed site just outside Cheltenham in Dowdeswell.