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About us - discover how Small Acres Cyder began

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

SMALL ACRES CYDER ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT MAKING PREMIUM CIDER FROM TRUE HERITAGE CIDER APPLE VARIETIES.

We are the first and sole producers of locally grown, locally made cider in the Central West, NSW Australia. We produce a range of ciders made with the fresh juice of cider apples and drawing on traditional methods of authentic cider production. The results are for everyone to enjoy:  and a number of award winning ciders and perrys.

The inspiration for Small Acres Cyder came from our founders not being able to find a choice of premium ciders in Australia. Gail Kendell 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.

Since then Small Acres Cyder has achieved great success with the simple formula of great quality ciders made with passion from locally grown apples and pears. Leading the Australian craft cider market they have won more than 130 industry awards including Most Successful Small Producer 2017, 2018 and 2019.

2015 CAT'S PYJAMAS

Small Acres received the prestigious award of “Champion Bottle Conditioned Cider” for its 2015 Cat's Pyjamas at the 2019 Sydney Royal Cider Show.

2017 SPARKLING PERRY

Small Acres Cyder have also recently received the prestigious award of trophy for the “Best Perry in Show” for its 2017 Sparkling Perry at the 2019 Australian Cider Awards.

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 beckons 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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