The Isle of Wight’s mellow climate enables the growth of a huge variety of local produce, from locally-brewed beer, wine and cider to organic fruit and vegetables and delicious locally-made ice creams and desserts. Even better, you can get your hands on it right here at the Taste of the Wight.
Our breweries have been producing beer and ale since the 1800s using traditional methods with natural island spring water and special yeast to create its unique taste. You also shouldn’t leave without trying local apple juice and cider or the best vintages, fruit wines, liqueurs and cordials from our three local vineyards.
The Isle of Wight is also home to the largest garlic grower in the UK. The family-run Garlic Farm not only provides more than 20 types of garlic, but it also produces many chutneys and relishes to complement any dish. Visit during the island’s Garlic Festival in August and you can sample garlic dishes, dips and even garlic beer and ice cream.
Our southerly location also makes for great chilli growing conditions, with The House of Chilli offering everything from chilli-infused sauces and chutneys to an aptly-named ‘Baptism of Fire’ vodka. Make sure to also pick up some Tipsy Wight Vodka, a new IW vodka line, as well as Wild Island products made from stunning oils and vinegar.
A Great Family Day Out!
As we are a big family we bought the supersaver tickets to go on chairlift. This was amazing, I am not good with heights but it was very gentle and the views were stunning. Alum bay is gorgeous, we were lucky with the weather and spent about an hour on the beach...Lovely day out, something you should see if you go to the Isle of Wight
A must do when visiting Isle of Wight
We visited as a large family group and went on the cables cars down to the beach, this was great fun and we all agreed we would do it again on our next holiday.
A natural wonder!
What a stunning place, so beautiful in any weather. The views are incredible.
A. Whittall, Hampshire