Food & Drink
Viking Irish drinks, producing craft ciders, liqueurs and wines, commenced production in 2017. The business was started by David Dennison an entrepreneur in the food and drinks business for over 35 years , a sommelier by profession and represented Ireland in European, world competitions, holder of Wine and Spirit education trust Diploma (Dip), and past educator for the fore mentioned organization.
Viking Irish drinks located in the heart of the Barony of Gaultier East Waterford. At present 3.5 Ha of cider apple trees are planted with a further 2 Ha been planted in 2021, with a 1 Ha vineyard and 3/4 Ha Blackcurrants. Cider's were launched in 2019 with 3 varieties , Orchard Cuvée (New) Harvest Blush and Ireland's first Hop flavored cider., 2020 saw the launch of a unique Blackcurrant liqueur and our locally produced white wine 2018. All production is based on organic methods with sustainability to the fore, all wastewater is pumped to a 1 acre reed bed system that creates a natural wildlife and pollinator hub, our native beehives create a continues pollination for the orchard, all organic methods are used in the production of our beverages.
Our business partners are spread across the retail sector, from SuperValu to private retail off licenses and the on trade of Restaurants bars and gastro pubs , Hotels across the South East of Ireland , Cork, Limerick Galway and Dublin. We are proud to be included in The Food academy created by Musgrave , SuperValu and Waterford Enterprise board , We are members of Food the Waterford way and Cider Ireland, representing the craft .
- Viking Irish craft cider , produced and bottled in East Waterford