Australian cider is improving all the time. More talented craftsmen and women are introducing more quality ciders into the market almost every other week. This Saturday is your chance to meet the cider makers and taste some of this countries best ciders. If you’re in Melbourne this Saturday come on down to the Ormond Hall at The Village and I’ll see you there. All the details after the break.
Cider Australia Press Release
Twenty one national and international stall holders will have an array of artisan blends on offer as the growing industry celebrates another year of innovation and excellence.
More than 1000 people are expected to flock to the festival at Ormond Hall at The Village Melbourne, as cider and spring sunshine come to the fore.
The festival is open from 12-8pm. Early bird tickets are still available through eventopia.co for $20 per person (under 18s free), with tickets $25 at the door. Entry gives you 20 complementary 50mL samples, a tasting glass, festival program and tasting notes.
Cider Australia President Sam Reid said attendees can sign up for cider master classes during the afternoon for just $15 per session to learn from some of the best cider makers in the business.
“The festival is perfectly suited to cider enthusiasts, amateur cider makers, craft beer and wine lovers and locals looking for a great day out”, Mr Reid said.
A producers forum on the Saturday morning before the festival will be held from 9.30-11am featuring guest international judge Claude Jolicoeur, presenting on quality factors in cider making. Tickets are also available through eventopia.co
Saturday’s events will follow the 2015 Australian Cider Awards, which will be announced on Friday night at a gala dinner.
“The 2015 awards had record entries including more Australian entries than ever before, with almost twice as many medals awarded by judges than last year”, Mr Reid said.
“It shows just how far the industry has come in the past few years.”
Cider and perry in all manner of styles will be available during the Festival from the following producers: Apple Thief, Batlow, Cheeky Grog Co, Custard & Co, Endless, Faire Ferments, Flying Brick, Frank’s, Harcourt, Hazeldean Forest Farm, Hillbilly, LOBO, Lucky Duck, Mock Red Hill, Napoleone, Snakes & Ladders, Thatchers, The Hills Cider Company, Twisted Sister, Verano and Willie Smith’s.
October 9, 2015
There doesn’t seem to be any other way to contact you. I’ve got asthma & an allergy to sulphites. Many alcohols are off limits, but I’d like to try apple cider again. Last time was in France in 1974 & I don’t recall having a negative reaction to it, although I think the alcohol level was higher than 4.5%.
Thought I’d start with Appleman because it’s ‘not to sweet or dry’. I don’t like syrupy sweet or very dry & have no idea where to start.
There appears to be no way of contacting Megan Broberg as I don’t do FB or Linkedin.
Do you have any idea if she adds sulphites to her cider please? Her site says ‘minimises preservatives’.
Can you recommend any I could safely drink, please? I’m in Sydney.
October 9, 2015
Hey Deb. Here’s my contact page https://www.realciderreviews.com/contact-real-cider-reviews/
I’ll be doing some research at this event tomorrow. I’ll send you some sulphite free choices soon.
October 11, 2015
Thanks Hugh – really appreciated. I realised it was a bad weekend to ask, but hoped you’d notice!
October 11, 2015
I’ve been down in Melbourne tasting heaps of great ciders. I was trying to read the labels. Admittedly a hard job because it was so busy. Unfortunately I didn’t see any sulphite free ciders.
You’ve inspired me to write a piece about sulphites in ciders. Keep an eye out for it soon.