Apple and pear orchards are dotted throughout the Hills, supporting some very successful cider-making operations. Styles range from traditional farmhouse and pear ciders (perry) to fully-fermented varieties.
Paracombe Premium Perry, Paracombe
Uses tree-ripened apples and pears to create delicious juices and fine handcrafted perry and apple cider with minimal human intervention. Book in for tastings, tours and artisan wood oven pizzas.
The Hills Cider Co., Hay Valley
Focuses on 100% fresh local fruit, their range includes apple, pear, a cloudy style, apple and ginger, and special editions. Taste them at Lot 100 in Hay Valley (between Nairne and Woodside).
Kersbrook Hill Wines & Cider, Kersbrook
Offers premium basket-pressed apple cider made by hand from local apples. Sample wine and cider at their cellar door, with regular live acoustic music and delicious pizza.
Sidewood Estate, Hahndorf
Restaurant and cellar door in Hahndorf, known for award-winning wines and handcrafted premium apple and pear cider made from local fruit, crushed and cool fermented within hours of picking.
Other local cider makers include LOBO, Rusty Bike, and Wicker Man Cider whose products are available at a number of Hills pubs, restaurants and bottle shops.