It all started back in 2003 with the grafting of select heritage cider apple trees onto rootstock. Now our orchards are well established, mostly netted (to keep those pesky birds off) and proudly Australian Certified Organic (ACO). It is these apples, predominantly English-heritage cider varieties, which make our ciders so tasty! Across our orchards we have a fantastic mix of bittersharp, sharp, sweet and bittersweet apple varieties which ensure we have all the necessary elements to make an interesting, delicious cider; tannins, sugars & acidity.
We pride ourselves on using only 100% fresh juice when making our cider, which means no apple concentrate, flavouring or colouring, nor do we add water or sugar, and try to use little or no sulphites. We embrace the seasonality of traditional cider making; one harvest, one vintage, one chance, once a year. Therefore each year’s production is slightly different and wonderfully unique!
We receive great recognition every year for our range of ciders, picking up a number of medals at the Australian International Cider Awards as well as other shows. We look forward to sharing our ciders with you at our cellar-door near Daylesford, however if you can’t wait till then, just hop across to our online store – cheers!
MELBOURNE: Atlas Dining, South Yarra | Bar Marguax, CDB | Blackhearts & Sparrows, multiple locations | Black Pig & Sons, Heidelberg | The Everleigh, Fitzroy | Fitzrovia, St Kilda | Northern Git, Thornbury | Primrose & Vine, Essendon | Rascal, Brunswick | SeaShepherd’s Steve Irwin Ship, Williamstown | Vale Bar & Eatery, Ascot Vale | Valley Cellar Door, Ascot Vale
DAYLESFORD & HEPBURN: Argus Dining @Peppers, Hepburn Springs | Bellinzona, Hepburn | The Boathouse, Daylesford | Casa El Rey, Daylesford | Celebrations, Daylesford | Cliffy’s, Daylesford | Daylesford Hamper Company | Daylesford Holiday Park | Daylesford Hotel, Daylesford | Frank & Connie’s Kitchen, Hepburn | Galley Diner, Daylesford | Hepburn General Store, Hepburn | Lavandula, Shepherds Flat | Lake House, Daylesford | Palais Theatre, Hepburn | Pancho, Daylesford | Wine and the Country, Daylesford | Wombat Hill Cafe, Daylesford
BALLARAT & the west: The American, Creswick | Captain’s Creek Winery, Blampied | Creswick IGA, Creswick | Mitchell Harris, Ballarat | Her Majesty’s Theatre, Ballarat | Red Peppa Restaurant, Ballarat | Ryan’s IGA, multiple stores | Cafe Sidra, Learmonth | Talbot Provedore, Talbot | Harvest Halls Gap, the Grampians
KYNETON & the East: Animus Distillery, Kyneton | Banks Fine Wines, Kyneton | Colenso, Kyneton | The Cosmopolitan Hotel, Trentham | Duck Duck Goose Larder, Kyneton | Holgate Brewery, Woodend | Kyneton Cellarbrations, Kyneton | Kyneton IGA, Kyneton | Mount Macedon Winery, Mount Macedon | Musk Lane Wines, Kyneton | Red Beard Bakery, Trentham | Witchmount Winery, Plumpton | Olinda Cellars, Dandenong Ranges
GREAT OCEAN ROAD: Wye River Beach Hotel, Wye River
SOUTH AUSTRALIA: Hutt St. Cellars, Adelaide