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Cider-licious! Mornington Peninsula cider stands out from the crowd

Cider-licious! Mornington Peninsula cider stands out from the crowd

In a show of the outstanding skills of our local cider makers, the Mornington Peninsula achieved some great results at the recent 2019 Australian Cider Awards with 6 medallists - one gold, one silver and four bronze.

Tuesday, 19 November 2019/Categories: News, News

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


Want to know more?

Hart’s Farm

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