Cider Australia has announced the winners of the tenth Australian Cider Awards at a Virtual Presentation this evening.
The Barossa Valley Cider Company in South Australia won Best in Show, Best Specialty and Best Australian Cider trophies with The Barossa Cider Co – Cloudy Cider made from a blend of 100% Australian grown apples and pears.
Hosted by Cider Australia and supported by Melbourne Royal and a team of volunteers, the Awards promotes and rewards excellence in cider production and is open to local and international cider products sold in Australia.
President of Cider Australia and co-owner of LOBO Cider in the Adelaide Hills, Warwick Billings said the 2021 Awards was an immense success and demonstrates the resilience and determination of the Australian cider community.
A field of 231 Australian and international entries across 27 classes were judged by a panel of respected industry professionals led by chief judge Loïc Le Calvez of wine consultancy Wine Truth.
A record 22 gold medals were awarded this year with a substantial shift up in performance across classes. Gold, silver and bronze medals are awarded based on points achieved, with gold medal winning entries in contention for trophies.
2021 Australian Cider Award Trophy winners:
Best in Show: The Barossa Valley Cider Company with The Barossa Cider Co – Cloudy Cider
Best New World Cider: Sidro Del Bosco (Cester Camillo) with Sidro Del Bosco
Best Traditional Cider: Daylesford Cider with Wild
Best New World Perry: The Hills Cider Company with Hills Cider Pear
Best Traditional Perry: Core Cider with Perilous
Best Specialty Cider or Perry: The Barossa Valley Cider Company for The Barossa Cider Co – Cloudy Cider
Best Intensified / Distilled Cider or Perry: Spreyton Cider Co with Fancy Apple Brandy
Best Australian Cider or Perry: The Barossa Valley Cider Company for The Barossa Cider Co – Cloudy Cider
Best International Cider or Perry: Sidro Del Bosco (Cester Camillo) with Sidro Del Bosco
Most Successful Small Producer: Sidewood Estate from South Australia
Most Successful Larger Producer: Spreyton Cider Co from Tasmania
Full results of the 2021 Australian Cider Awards can be found here.