The Hunter is renowned for its premium wine and is increasingly becoming known for the business of brewing beer, but a tasting tour of the region wouldn’t be complete without indulging in a glass or two of what is now one of the more popular beverages – cider!
Here are four home-grown top picks...
Tower Estate Apple Cider
To Taste: Pure in colour, this Apple Cider is sourced from the remote orchards of Orange, NSW. Naturally fruit sweet, it displays bright aromas of crisp apple with a deliciously refreshing finish.
RRP 6pk $25, Case
FKA Passionfruit Cider
To Taste: Brewed in celebration of FKA Festival, bringing fresh vibes to the Hunter Valley each October at Hope Estate! This refreshing cider is crisp and vibrant with passionfruit aromas and flavours.
RRP 6pk $25, Case (24pk) $77
POKOLBIN CIDER HOUSE
To Taste: A blend of Granny Smith, Pink Lady, Red Delicious and Gala apples are juiced to give a fruity but crisp acid juice. The clarified apple juice is fermented to dryness and then red grape juice is blended at the end to give the luscious sweet, fruity aromas and flavours. As you taste it the fruit is sweet and juicy and fills the mid palate. The sweetness from the grape juice lingers and gives it the luscious finish. Perfect with canape’s and tapas.
RRP $8 each
Tilse's Apple Truck Cider
To Taste: Born and raised in the Upper Hunter at the Tilse family orchard. This is a lovely medium dry cider with a crisp and refreshing finish. Available now at The Garden Cellars.
RRP $7 each $22 per 4 pack