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Hunter Valley

Incy Wincy Cyder X3
9 months ago

Incy Wincy Cyder X3

Incy Wincy Cyder sent me a few bottles to try. The X3 and the Huntsman, so this is going to be a 2 parter. These guys are new to the market and are creating flavours that are pretty unique on the Aussie cider scene. First up is the Incy Wincy Cyder X3. Read More

Petersons Wine’s Pokolbin Cider House 2012 Vintage Cider
5 years ago

Petersons Wine’s Pokolbin Cider House 2012 Vintage Cider

Driving through the Hunter, we stopped for lunch at Peterson House. Peterson’s have made their name in sparkling wines. Along side the restaurant is a cellar door. Hiding in the corner I saw a cider: Pokolbin Cider House 2012 Vintage Cider. So I thought I’d have a look.

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Tilse’s Apple Truck Cider
5 years ago

Tilse’s Apple Truck Cider

I decided to review Tilse’s Apple Truck cider after seeing it my local pub. They poured the pale cider from the tap into an icy schooner. Produced at top end on the Hunter in the little town of Scone, Apple Truck Cider is the mostly locally made cider to where I grew up. When reviewing ciders I’m always interested in how the local climate affects the flavours.
Scone is on the eastern side of the Great Dividing Range in the Hunter Valley region of New South Wales. The winters do get chilly which apples need to fruit. While the summers have plenty of sunshine. The Granny Smith and Red Delicious love conditions like this. These Granny Smiths make a very clear and pale cider. Read More