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A Guide To The Best South Aussie Ciders

CHEERS to South Australian cider this World Cider Day! This is our guide to some of the seriously good local brews available in our glorious state.

South Australia is known for its award-winning wines, but there’s also some seriously good cider made right here in our stunning state. So to help you celebrate World Cider Day in style we’ve compiled a list of the best SA labels.

Big Shed Brewing Concern

While they’re known for their great beer, Big Shed also make an impression with their cider. Try the Cherry Popper. The Apple and Cherry sparkling cider brings the best of the Adelaide Hills in each glass.  Despite being 8.5% Cherry Popper is an easy drinking style which has proven to be very popular with those looking for a different kind of cider. Best served over ice, this cider works well with tangy desserts and even as a dessert itself as part of a sorbet. Find out more here.

Kersbrook Hill Wine & Cider

Kersbrook Hill’s latest Premium Basket Pressed Apple Cider takes the crisp flavour of locally grown apples and processes them into a chilled treat. Great for the cider connoisseur (and the everyday drinker).

Location: 1498 South Para Road, Kersbrook (Cellar Door)
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Lobo Cider

Maker Michael Stafford hails from ‘cider capital’ of the UK, Somerset. Each label features a wolf, (‘Lobo’ in Spanish and Portuguese), designed by a different artist to embody each product uniquely. Pretty cool if you ask us.

Location:Adelaide Showground Farmers Market, Leader Street, Goodwood. (First Sunday of every month.)
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Barossa Valley Cider Co.

Barossa Valley Cider Co pulls apples from the finest family-owned orchards to make a natural cider that is full-bodied, rich, and creamy. Offering a unique floral squashed pear cider with vanilla notes, this one doesn’t fall short when it comes to flavour.

Location: 730 Seppeltsfield Road, Barossa Valley (Cellar Door)
Available for purchase at Dan Murphys, BWS, and selected independents.

Sidewood Estate

Holding the 2016 title for the largest eco-sustainable winery in the Adelaide Hills, Sidewood Estate is happy to go the extra mile. With ciders processed, kegged, bottled and canned on site, their creations are also gluten-free, low in sugar and vegan-friendly.

Location: 39b Sydney Road, Nairne (Winery, Cidery and Nairne Vineyard)
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The Hills Cider Company

The Hills Cider Company boasts an epic range of cider. From the classics including apple, pear and cloudy apple, to their distinct apple mixes with cherry and ginger, there’s a lot to choose from. They even have a virgin apple cider.

Location: Lot 100 Chamber Road, Hay Valley (Cellar Door)
Available to purchase from Dan Murphy’s.

Three Oaks Cider

Three Oaks Cider pride themselves on their perfect blend of sweet Pink Lady, tart Granny Smith and aromatic Red Delicious apples, delivering a well-balanced 5% crushed apple cider. They also offer an 8% option that is both higher in alcohol and flavour profile.

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Paracombe Premium Perry

If you love pear cider, wait till you try Paracombe Premium Perry. Paracombe Premium Perry was born in 2012 and is the initiative of Damian McArdle, a 4th generation pear grower and 1st generation Perry maker. Damian has been making award winning ever since, sourcing the finest tree ripened pears from his family orchard, Chamberlain Orchards in Paracombe, South Australia.

If we missed your favourite South Australian cider, let us know by sending us an email at [email protected].


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