Autumn brings in the apple harvest – and a crop of ciders to try
Bress Harcourt Valley Cider Brut
A bubbly cider made from 40-year-old cider trees, its double fermentation means this is as close to Champagne as you can get…while still drinking apples. An apple a day keeps the doctor away, right?
Buy it at: City Wine Shop
Cider Haus - Freyeisen
Original German cider newly imported to Australia, Freyeisen (fry-eye-zen) is hand-crafted to showcase the best of the Hessen cider region’s fruit. Dry and the opposite of sickly-sweet, drink this to impress your friends.
Buy it at: Prince Wine Store
People’s Choice winner at the 2012 Microbrewery Showcase, this easy-to-quaff number has zero concentrates, zero sugar, and is 100% vegan. You’re pretty much helping charity just by drinking it.
RRP: $77 per case
Buy it at: Swords Wines
Harcourt Pear Cider
Mixing Buerre Bosc, William, and Packham pears, the geniuses at Harcourt have come up with a creamy pear cider (perry) that will have you eyeing your supermarket’s produce section in a new way.
Buy it at: Acland Cellars
Mountain Goat Two Step
A perfect example of how great Victorian apples are when left to do their thing. Medium-dry and crisp, it goes down a treat (and at 5%, you can down a four-pack in one sitting).
RRP: $16 per four-pack
Buy it at: McCoppins Fitzroy