LOCAL apple growers have a unique opportunity to be involved in the growing industry of cider production. Recently at the inaugural Australian Cider Awards, Australian ciders were awarded half a dozen medals. There were 93 entries of which one th
ird were imported. According to NSW Department of Primary Industry technical officer and cider enthusiast David Pickering, with the use of ‘local varieties like Antoinette, Belle Cauchoise, Blanchet, Clozette and French Crab we clearly have an opportunity for those who want to explore French cider styles.
See list of entries and awards.
Read ABC Landline article and The Age