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New South Wales

Tuckerbox Apple Cider
2 years ago

Tuckerbox Apple Cider

There was old yarn about the pioneers pushing west. Their efforts were foiled by a dog sitting on their tuckerbox spoiling the food supplies. Borambola Wines also had dog who stood guard who met an untimely end and have chosen to name their cider, Tuckerbox Apple Cider, after this Jack Russel Terrior box. Borambola Wines are based between Gundagai and Wagga Wagga in the central southern region of New South Wales. The company started as a winery and while they do grow the grapes locally, the apples are sourced from Orange. And hey, we know Orange grows great apples so we are off to a good start. Read More

Small Acres Cats Pyjamas 2015
3 years ago

Small Acres Cats Pyjamas 2015

A couple of years ago I reviewed the Small Acres Cats Pyjamas 2011 vintage. 2 years later the central New South Wales cider house has released the 2015 version. So how does it compare to it’s older sibling?  Read More

Small Acres Sparkling Rouge
3 years ago

Small Acres Sparkling Rouge

Small Arce’s latest release, Sparkling Rouge 2017, is not your average fruit cider. A summery twist on a very traditional cider that blends old-world techniques with the fruits of an Aussie Christmas party. Read More

Bilpin – Archibald Extra Brut Cider
3 years ago

Bilpin – Archibald Extra Brut Cider

A year or so ago I had the Bilpin Archibald cider. It was pretty dry but it did have a little back sweetening. Now the guys at Bilpin Cider co have released a version with out the back sweetening fresh juice and it’s bottle conditioned. I have high hopes for this the Archibald Extra Brut Cider.

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The Goose Cider Ancestrale
3 years ago

The Goose Cider Ancestrale

If you are a bit of a wine fan in Australia you probably know about the Gilbert family and their wines from Mudgee. Long time readers will remember Gilbert’s first crack at Ciders with The Goose. Now they are back with The Goose Cider Ancestrale.  Read More

Borrodell – The Comrade Cider
3 years ago

Borrodell – The Comrade Cider

Today Borrodell is a winery in the central New South Wales town of Orange but it didn’t start out like that. The vineyard originally started as an orchard. But today some of those apple trees are getting a bit more attention. Inducing The Comrade Cider.  Read More

Hillbilly Scrumpy Cloudy Apple Cider
4 years ago

Hillbilly Scrumpy Cloudy Apple Cider

Hillbilly cider has a track record of making some very good cider. They have had 2 new releases this season. Previously I looked at the Sweet Julie a few months back but now it’s time to get a little funky as things are getting a bit cloudy. Introducing the Hillbilly Scrumpy Cloudy Apple Cider.

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Sweet Julie
4 years ago

Sweet Julie

Recently, at the Australian Cider Festival, I had a chat to Shane from Hillbilly Cider who introduced me to the best in class award-winning Sweet Julie Cider. This is the first cider to feature the new Australian apple BPN 02 or to give it its’ trade name “Julie”

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