Graham & Mary Jones planted an apple orchard on their Kangaroo Island property in 2004.......and so started Kangaroo Island Ciders!
Since then they have continued to plant over 30 different varieties of cider & dessert apples, with more than 600 trees to select from when making the range of hand-crafted multi-award-winning Ciders & Sparkling Juices.
Kangaroo Island Ciders
Sample our unique flavours
Welcome & Note
Due to your wonderful support for our Kangaroo Island Ciders Boutique Craft Cider Business, Bottles of last year’s vintage of Original, Vintage and our Non Alcoholic Apple Sparkler have sold out till the new vintage is ready in August.
We are very sorry for any inconvenience and again thank you for your support.
Bottled Sparkling and Draught are still available for tasting and purchase and the Apple Sparkler is available on-tap only at our Cellar Door at Emu Ridge Eucalyptus.
(The Draught is definitely worth a try as it won the best traditional cider at the Australian and Tasmanian Cider awards!)
We will be sure to let you know when the new vintage arrives!
Our Original, Award -winning Cider
A medium dry, crisp, slightly cloudy cider, full of natural apple flavours and is lightly carbonated.
Amber & Refreshing
A medium sweet, slightly cloudy cider which finished clean on the palate with fresh apple flavours. It is lightly carbonated.
Mellow with Age
A mellow, barrel matured cider, dry & bright, complemented by overtones of French oak and with a low level of carbonation
Light, crisp & refreshing
Medium sweet with a slight effervescence and a bright, fresh apple aroma. It has no added sulphites & is non-alcoholic.
Methode Traditionelle bottle-fermented cider
A rich palate, dry finish and fresh apple aromas, made with a variety of apples grown in our Kangaroo Island orchards. Enjoy chilled.
Over 600 trees & 30 varieties
In 2004 we established an apple orchard on our Kangaroo Island farm with the intention of producing our own ciders. The orchards are gently sloping, north-facing on sandy loam over permeable clay. Over the years we have gradually improved the soils by the incorporation of organic matter in the form of mulches and inter-row green manure crops.
We currently grow over thirty varieties, mainly Old English cider apples.
Some of the cider varieties include Yarlington Mill, Kingston Black, Somerset Red Streak, Blenheim Orange, Improved Fox Whelp and King David. These have varying amounts of sugar, acid and tannin.
We also grow a selection of dessert apples, which are used for juice and cider making. These include Cox’s Orange Pippin, Gala, Jonathon and Bramley's Seedling.
Our orchard is protected from kangaroos and most possums by an electric fence. However echidnas, goannas and snakes are common visitors.
All trees available from Yalca Fruit Trees yalcafruittrees.com.au
Some of the places you can find Kangaroo Island Ciders to buy or try
CELLAR DOOR, TASTING & ONLINE SHOP
EMU RIDGE EUCALYPTUS
691 Willsons Road, MacGillivray, Kangaroo Island
Open 7 days 08 8553 8228
AURORA OZONE HOTEL
Kingscote, Kangaroo Island
Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island
BELLA'S PIZZA BAR & CAFE
Kingscote, Kangaroo Island
EMU BAY LAVENDER
Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island
BELAIR FINE WINES
ADELAIDE CENTRAL MARKETS
Stall 17, Adelaide CBD
KEG & BARREL
Port Noarlunga, Adelaide
Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have