Yarra Valley is a hub of fruit-growing and cider-making activity just northeast of Melbourne. The Yarra Valley Cider company uses these local apples to make a modern new world cider. Read More
Arquiteka is a new cider from Victoria’s Yarra Valley. You have probably seen the ads for it on social media with its standout minimalist hole punch design black and white label. Read More
Last year, Napoleone cider took out the top gong for the best Australian cider with their Methode Traditionnelle Pear Cider. After winning such an accolade the supplies quickly ran out at the tasting session the next day. Finally, I found a bottle to review.
Recently I reviewed St Ronan’s Draught Cider. Now as part of my series on Methode Tradionelle Ciders it’s time to taste the Draughts big brother, The St Ronan’s Methode Traditionelle.
Kelly Brother’s cider prides itself on traditional techniques. The brothers use Yarra Valley apples pressed on proper old-fashioned gear to make a medium sweetness cider called “Kelly Brothers Sparkling Cider”.
St Ronan’s are doing things a little different in the Yarra Valley. Their real cider is unfiltered, has no added sugar or water, couple this with white wine yeast makes this draught cider an interesting little number. But the fact that this cider is only half of a double act is the real story.
A few weeks back I road tested the Jazz Apple by Yarra Valley. Today we’re jumping the orchard fence into the pear paddock. The Yarra Valley Pure Pear is the latest offering from Yarra Valley Cider. Lets have a look at the company behind the label and most importantly see what it tastes like.