The New Zealand Cider Festival is back for its second year in New Zealand’s Cider capital, Nelson. It will be held on 4 November at Founders Heritage Park, to coincide with the NZ Cider Awards (held on the 3rd). Described by National Geographic as “heaven for Cider seekers”, Nelson produces 60% of the country’s Cider due to its high concentration of cideries.
Continuing on the trail, hunting for New Zealand’s Craft Ciders, I found a can of Peckham’s Cidery – Alex’s Apple Cider. Whenever I spoke to a Kiwi about their ciders, the name Peckham’s came up again and again. Here’s hoping they live up to the hype.
Rochdale Cider has the privilege of being the first Cider I’ve reviewed from across the ditch. New Zealand has a strong apple-growing heritage, particularly developing favourites like the Braeburn, as seen in the Lucky Duck Cider. Rochdale Cider has a lot going on – it may be too much.Rochdale has used some interesting marketing on the label. The abundance of facts about company, the product and what you can expect is a bit over whelming.