Our Cider

Baw Baw Sparkling & King Pippin Cider

Crafted from a selection of 10 apple varieties grown at Hazeldean Forest Farm. All fruit is tree ripened and hand picked before pressing and bottle fermentation. Attention to detail in growing and production results in a well balance, crisp refreshing cider.

IMG_5803We start with 100% organic apple juice, not a concentrate or watered down apple juice. This results in a cider with a higher alcohol content and natural flavours. To this juice we add a champagne yeast to start the fermentation process, and in due course leave it to settle and clarify. When the cider is ready to be bottled, more champagne yeast is added and left to ferment in the bottle until complete.

We make a DRY and a TRADITIONAL Cider along with a Méthode Champenoise Cider.

The DRY (King Pippin – DRY) is a strikingly refreshing and dry cider, well enjoyed by many wine connoisseurs.

The TRADITIONAL (King Pippin – TRADITIONAL) is for those who prefer a slightly sweeter cider and is created using natural sugars from our apple juice.

Baw Baw is made in the Traditional Champagne method similar to sparkling wine. This means that the wine is not carbonated like a soft drink or other commercial ciders, rather the bubbles are created by a secondary fermentation which takes place in each bottle. This results in delicate bubbles with longer lasting effervescence.

Our cider is sold at Farmer’s Markets and the following retail outlets:

Gumboots, Yarragon

The Grange, Warragul

Press Cellars, Warragul

The Doghouse Bar, Wild Dog Winery, Warragul

Thai Restaurant, Warragul

The Cider House, Brunswick St, Fitzroy

Enoteca, Gertrude St, Fitzroy

Harvest Wine & Liquor, High St, Northcote

The Common, Eltham

Cams, Abbotsford Convent, Abbortsford

Village Vineyard, Queen Parade, Nth Fitzroy

European Wine Bar, Spring St, Melbourne

Swords, Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne

Joe’s Organic Market, Victoria St, Westgarth

Aunt Maggies, various locations around Melbourne

Organic Wholefoods, Fitzroy and Brunswick

Koonwarra Store, Koonwarra

Meeniyan Store, Meeniyan