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About us - discover how Small Acres Cyder began

Posted by Small Acres Cyder on Thursday, January 7, 2016

JAMES AND GAIL KENDELL ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT MAKING PREMIUM CIDER FROM TRUE HERITAGE CIDER APPLE VARIETIES.

They are the first and sole producers of locally grown, locally made cider in the Central West, NSW Australia. Small Acres Cyder produces a range of ciders made with the fresh juice of cider apples and drawing on traditional methods of authentic cider production. Small Acres Cider have achieved a number of award winning products.

The inspiration for Small Acres Cyder came from not being able to find a choice of premium ciders in Australia. Gail grew up in the UK and used to drinking traditional cider made from cider apples, and frustrated with not having a similar choice in Australia, set about making her own.

2011 CAT'S PYJAMAS

Small Acres received the prestigious award of Champion Australian Cider for it's 2011 Cat's Pyjamas.

2013 SPARKLING PERRY

Small Acres Cyder have also recently received the prestigious award of Champion Australian Perry for their 2013 Sparkling Perry.

They are the only Australian cider producer to date to have won both Champion Australian cider and Champion Australian Perry.

They have also received a number of positive reviews...

APPSCATO
"softly carbonated, nicely complex mid palate, summer bekons for this appley take on Moscato".

SOMERSET STILL
"for the more serious cider drinkers and homesick Pomms" "earthy apple driven palate, with lots of tannin and acid dancing through the lengthy palate, finished bone dry".

NORFOLK STILL
"Small Acres Cyder produces wonderfully authentic, full flavoured ciders using proper old fashioned cider apples".

           

Orange was the logical location to set up, with its ideal climate, soil conditions and the already established and thriving food and wine industry. Small Acres Cyder is situated on the foothills of Mount Canobolas, on rich red basalt soil at an elevation of 892m.

 



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