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 and international guest judges from the UK and New Zealand.
To achieve medal status the ciders must achieve a minimum number of points: Gold: 92.5 – 100 points, Silver: 85 – 92 points, and Bronze: 77.5 – 84.5 points, with the highest number of points in the gold medal range achieving the prestigious Best in Class status.
2019 Australian Cider Award winners from the Mornington Peninsula included:
Dry (Traditional Cider): Hart's Farm Dry Cider - 92.5 points
Judges Comments: Slight haze, clean palate. Rich mouthfeel. Caramel, toffee, barnyard aromas, sweetness to balance astringency, pleasant drink. Depth of flavours, rich and attractive vanilla, spices and red apples. Nice tannins and perfectly balanced sweetness.
Apple and Pear Blends: Mock Red Hill Apple & Pear Cider - 85.0 points
New World Medium Cider: Mock Red Hill Classic Cider - 82.3 points
Cider or Perry with Fruit (Specialty Styles): Hart's Farm Quince, Pear & Apple Cider - 83.0 points
New World Sweet Cider: Mock Red Hill Sweet Cider - 81.0 points
Experimental Cider or Perry: Pure Peninsula Honey Manuka Honey Cider - 81.3 points
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300 Tucks Road, Shoreham Victoria 3916, 0414 238 158
Mock Red Hill
1103 Mornington-Flinders Road, Red Hill Victoria 3937, 03 5989 2242
Pure Peninsula Honey
871 Derril Road, Moorooduc Victoria 3933 03 5978 8413