We like to keep things simple here at Daylesford Cider and only use fresh apple juice in our ciders. We do not use juice concentrate or water, nor flavourings, colouring, additives or other nasties. We pride ourselves on this and received great recognition for our ciders at the Australian Cider Awards 2016.
Daylesford Cider received 5 medals at the Australian Cider Awards 2016; 1 Gold & Best In Class, 1 Silver and 3 Bronze. We have also received a number of other medals over the past three years, across our whole range of still and sparkling ciders.
It is the English-heritage apple varieties we grow on our farm which make our ciders so wonderful. Across the range of apples we have a great mix of sharps, bittersharps, bittersweets and sweet apples which result in complex ciders with a great palate, nose and golden/amber colours.
Our full range of ciders, including traditional ‘still’ cider as well as fizzy ciders, are available at our Tavern cellar door, now open 7 days a week. You can also purchase our ciders online through this website, and at a handful of other venues across regional Victoria and Melbourne. Please see below for a list of venues where you can find Daylesford Cider.
Our traditional ‘still’ range is made up of Farmhouse Dry, ‘alf ‘n ‘alf, and Sweet Coppin. Although quite uncommon in Australia, un-carbonated cider is very common overseas and is becoming increasingly popular and recognised within the Australian cider market.
The sparkling ciders each offer something different; ‘Summer Pétillant’ is fuller fruited with a very delicate carbonation, and ‘Vintage Dry’ has a complex mouthfeel, dry palate and tight bead. In addition to our staple range, we often bring out small batches of craft cider which use interesting methods, different practices, new yeast strains and even more dedication to traditional English-styles.
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MELBOURNE: Atlas Dining, South Yarra | Blackhearts & Sparrows, various stores across Melbourne | Fitzrovia, St Kilda | Harvest, Northcote | Kirks Wine Bar, Melbourne CDB | The Brunswick Green, Brunswick | The Valley Cellar Door, Ascot Vale |
REGIONAL VIC: Argus Dining, Hepburn Springs | Awkward Jeffery, Daylesford | Belvedere Social, Daylesford | The Boathouse, Daylesford | The Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine | Casa El Rey, Daylesford | Celebrations Daylesford, Daylesford | The Cubby Haus Brewery, Ballarat | The Daylesford Hotel, Daylesford | The Galley Diner, Daylesford | Grange Bellinzona, Hepburn | Harvest Halls Gap, Halls Gap Grampians | Hepburn General Store, Hepburn | Her Majesty’s Theatre, Ballarat | Horvats Supper Club, Daylesford | La Bonta Restaurant, Kyneton |Mercato Restaurant, Daylesford | Moto Bean Cafe, Malmsbury | Olinda Cellars, Dandenong Ranges | The Providore, Ballarat | The Provincial, Ballarat | Red Peppa Restaurant, Ballarat | The Talbot Provedore, Talbot | Wine and the Country, Daylesford | Witchmount Winery, Plumpton |
SOUTH AUSTRALIA: Hutt St. Cellars, Adelaide |
ACT: Canberra Casino, Canberra |
NSW: Medhurst & Sons, Glebe |