2021 Australian Cider Awards

14 Jul 2021

Cider Australia is gearing up to launch the 2021 Australian Cider Awards next month giving producers the opportunity to benchmark their products against the best local and imported ciders available in Australia.

President of Cider Australia and chair of the Awards organising team, Warwick Billings, said the tenth annual Awards will go ahead despite the challenges of Covid-19 which prevented the show from running last year.

“An incredible team of judges is getting ready to assess hundreds of entries in Australia’s largest “blind” cider tasting”, said Warwick.

“We will be announcing some changes to the Schedule to keep the range of products that can be entered contemporary and in line with the market.

“Record numbers of entries are expected as producers look to evaluate their tried and tested products as well as some lockdown creations”, said Warwick.

Registrations will open in early August.  


Key dates

Entries Open Early August
Entries Close Fri 24 Sept
Deliver Entries Mon 27 Sept – Fri 8 Oct
Judging (media representatives are invited to visit the judging but this is closed to public) Tue 19 & Wed 20 Oct (Melbourne)
Awards Presentation Fri 29 Oct (to be confirmed)


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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 will be held in Spring 2021 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. In 2019 the Awards received a record 276 entries from 84 Australian and international producers.

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