2019 Australian Cider Awards announced
14 December 2019
WINNERS ANNOUNCED on the 8 November 2019 for the 2019 AUSTRALIAN CIDER AWARDS
We congratulate Graham and Mary Jones for Winning the Best Traditional Cider at the 2019 Australian Cider Awards with:
Kangaroo Island Ciders – Colony Cove 2018 Draught Cider
Hosted by Cider Australia, the show promotes and rewards excellence in cider production and brings together the Australian cider community in a celebration of the cider category’s rapid advancement.
A field of 267 Australian and international entries across 24 classes were judged by a panel of respected industry professionals including visiting guest judge Tom Oliver from Oliver’s Cider & Perry in the UK and Jody Scott from Zeffer Cider in New Zealand.
Of the record 16 gold medals awarded this year, 14 were won by Australian producers in a show of the outstanding skills of our local cider makers. Within each class, bronze, silver or gold medals were awarded based on points achieved, with the highest score winning best in class and the overall category trophy.
2019 Australian Cider Award winners:
Best in Show: Barossa Cider Co – Squashed Apple Cider
Best New World Cider: Barossa Cider Co – Squashed Apple Cider
Best Traditional Cider: Kangaroo Island Ciders – Colony Cove 2018 Draught Cider
Best Perry: Small Acres Cyder – 2017 Sparkling Perry
Best Intensified / Distilled Cider or Perry: William Smith & Sons – Charles Oates Distilling Apple Blanco
Best Australian Cider or Perry: Barossa Cider Co – Squashed Apple Cider
Best International Cider or Perry: Cester Camillo – Sidro del Bosco, Italy
Most Successful Small Producer: Small Acres Cyder, New South Wales
Most Successful Larger Producer: William Smith & Sons, Tasmania
Graham and Mary also recently won the MOST OUTSTANDING SOUTH AUSTRALIAN CIDER/PERRY EXHIBIT at the ROYAL ADELAIDE SHOW
Kangaroo Island Ciders – Colony Cove Draught Cider
For more info on our Cellar Door for Kangaroo Island Ciders see this link Come and taste it for yourself at Emu Ridge Kangaroo Island Ciders Cellar Door
Image source of Graham: Roger Wyman