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South Australia

Rusty Bike – Easy Rider Cider
1 month ago

Rusty Bike – Easy Rider Cider

Rusty Bike is a small winery in South Australia’s Adelaide Hills. The company has been making cider for a while but now they have released the Easy Rider range with the Apple Cider and the Pomegranate. I’ve got a bottle of the apple cider, and I’m keen to see how it rides. Read More

Sparkke Apple Cider
1 year ago

Sparkke Apple Cider

Most cider makers are out to make really good cider. Sparkke Apple Cider set themselves a challenge: make a cider that not only tastes good but also brings about social change.

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Dr Pilkington’s Miracle Cider
2 years ago

Dr Pilkington’s Miracle Cider

Got problems with bower birds? Curly hair getting you down? Dr Pilkington’s Miracle Cider Is here to help. The real question here is this a good cider or is Dr Pilkington just snake oil? Read More

McCarthy’s Orchard Apple Cider
2 years ago

McCarthy’s Orchard Apple Cider

McCarthy’s Orchard is in the world renowned wine region of McLaren Vale in South Australia. It’s not what you would call a typical apple growing region. Yet where there are apples, cider follows.

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The Cide Project
2 years ago

The Cide Project

We all have are side projects. The half restored V8 in the garage, building the back deck or maybe it’s that blog about Aussie ciders you, I mean I, write once a week. We all have big dreams for our side projects but a rare and honourable thing when that side project becomes a reality. That’s what happened when a group of wine industry mates raided their parent’s farm for some apples. The Cide Project Cider was born. Read More

Apple Cart by Rusty Bike
3 years ago

Apple Cart by Rusty Bike

Apple Cart Cider is the 2nd vintage release by Rusty Bike Wines. Table cider is a small category of the market but it is one of my favorites. The idea is that a large bottle of cider with higher alcohol and deep flavours is designed to be shared over a meal. So does the apple cart fit the bill?

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Lobo Royale
3 years ago

Lobo Royale

This is LOBO Cider from Lenswood in South Australia. The Lobo Royale Cider continues the theme of the wolf bottle labels. This member of the pack is a bottle conditioned, cloudy cider. Is this small batch, hand crafted cider, the top dog? Read More

Maggie Beer’s Heritage Apple Cider
4 years ago

Maggie Beer’s Heritage Apple Cider

If you’re an Australian interested in food, even in the slightest bit, you will know the name Maggie Beer. More than a celebrity cook, Maggie Beer is a champion of the produce of the Barossa Valley. Now she has added a cider to her pantry of gourmet goodies.When I saw it on the shelf I asked myself “Is this made by Beer, or is her brand jumping on the band wagon?” Read More