2021 Australian Cider Awards announced

2 Feb 2022

Cider Australia has announced the winners of the tenth Australian Cider Awards at a Virtual Presentation this evening.

The Barossa Valley Cider Company in South Australia won Best in Show, Best Specialty and Best Australian Cider trophies with The Barossa Cider Co – Cloudy Apple Cider made from a blend of 100% Australian grown apples and pears.

Hosted by Cider Australia and supported by Melbourne Royal and a team of volunteers, the Awards promotes and rewards excellence in cider production and is open to local and international cider products sold in Australia.

President of Cider Australia and co-owner of LOBO Cider in the Adelaide Hills, Warwick Billings said the 2021 Awards was an immense success and demonstrates the resilience and determination of the Australian cider community.

A field of 231 Australian and international entries across 27 classes were judged by a panel of respected industry professionals led by chief judge Loïc Le Calvez of wine consultancy Wine Truth.

A record 22 gold medals were awarded this year with a substantial shift up in performance across classes. Gold, silver and bronze medals are awarded based on points achieved, with gold medal winning entries in contention for trophies.

2021 Australian Cider Award Trophy winners:

Best in Show: The Barossa Valley Cider Company with The Barossa Cider Co – Cloudy Cider

Best New World Cider: Sidro Del Bosco (Cester Camillo) with Sidro Del Bosco

Best Traditional Cider: Daylesford Cider with Wild

Best New World Perry: The Hills Cider Company with Hills Cider Pear

Best Traditional Perry: Core Cider with Perilous

Best Specialty Cider or Perry: The Barossa Valley Cider Company for The Barossa Cider Co – Cloudy Cider

Best Intensified / Distilled Cider or Perry: Spreyton Cider Co with Fancy Apple Brandy

Best Australian Cider or Perry: The Barossa Valley Cider Company for The Barossa Cider Co – Cloudy Cider

Best International Cider or Perry: Sidro Del Bosco (Cester Camillo) with Sidro Del Bosco

Most Successful Small Producer: Sidewood Estate from South Australia

Most Successful Larger Producer: Spreyton Cider Co from Tasmania

For more information and a full list of award and medal winners visit: https://www.cideraustralia.org.au/past-results/2021-results/

Download 2021 Results here.


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For more details please contact Cider Australia executive officer Jane Anderson on
0434 559 759 or office@cideraustralia.org.au or visit www.cideraustralia.org.au.

About Cider Australia 

Cider Australia is an independent, not-for-profit organisation funded by cider businesses and sponsors, established in 2012. It aims to build a sustainable cider category by undertaking activities that improve the quality of ciders produced and marketed in Australia. The organisation represents the interests of the cider industry to policy makers, calling for regulations and policies that support a diverse and evolving cider industry, and runs the national cider conference AusCider and the Australian Cider Awards.

About the Awards

The 10th annual Australian Cider Awards was held in Summer 2021/22 following its postponement in 2020 due to the covid-19 pandemic. The Awards is the largest cider competition in Australia and is leading the standardisation and improvement of cider judging across Australia. It promotes and rewards excellence in cider production and bring together cider makers, industry suppliers, communicators, retailers, sommeliers and consumers.

This year, the Awards received 231 entries from 66 Australian and international producers. The 2021 judging panel included:

  • Chief judge Loïc Le Calvez (Wine Truth)
  • Nyall Condon (Flying Brick Cider Co)
  • Mark Ellis (Pobblebonk Ciderworks)
  • Alice Glare (4 Pillars Distillery)
  • Tim Jones (RDS Partners)
  • Tim Shand (Napoleone Cider)
  • Kirrily Waldhorn (The Beer Diva)
  • Jason Hirsch (Dan Murphy’s)

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