Daylesford Cider is one of those companies that have taken forever to become an overnight success story. Their story begins with planting trees in 2003. Now they are winning awards for their ciders. The ‘Alf n ‘Alf Is a bit of a rarity in the Aussie scene.
What makes a premium wine? Quantifiable uniqueness. By that, I mean Region: Does the region promote desired qualities in the fruit? Vintage: Were the grapes grown in a good season with good weather? Then there is the fruit itself. There are other factors in the production techniques. Get all of these factors correct and it will be generally excepted that you will have a quality wine.
It’s cold wet and windy. The east coast of Australia is getting drenched by a once in a 30 year low pressure system. The streets are under water. Australian cider makers don’t make cider for this situation. Luckily there is a cider making region that regularly deals with gloomy weather and they make some pretty decent ciders. So I’ve picked up a bottle of Henney’s Vintage Cider. This 2014 vintage is a still cider from England’s west country county of Herefordshire.