Media releases

Australian Cider Day countdown on

February 28 2024

Cider makers and cider drinkers from across the country will join together to celebrate Australian Cider Day on Saturday 9th […]

Plenty shines at 2023 Australian Cider Awards

October 27 2023

Cider Australia announced the winners of the 2023 Australian Cider Awards at a gala dinner in Melbourne last night. Tasmanian […]

Level 1: Certified Cider Professional workshop

September 13 2023

Cider Australia in collaboration with the American Cider Association will host a Level 1: Certified Cider Professional workshop in Melbourne […]

Australian Cider Awards judges announced

August 22 2023

(updated) Cider Australia has announced Briony Liebich as Chair of Judges for this year’s Australian Cider Awards. “Briony has served […]

Australian Cider Awards entries now open

July 25 2023

—  US Pommelier to guest judge — National industry body Cider Australia today opened entries to the 2023 Australian Cider […]

Utilising Tasmania’s Garden of Apple Ancestors

April 27 2023

The Australian cider industry is securing its future by checking the identity of cider apple varieties grown across Australia after […]

Celebrating 100% Australian Grown Cider

March 8 2023

A national celebration of cider made from Australian grown apples and pears will be held across the country this Saturday […]

Australian Cider Conference heads to the West!

January 25 2023

The Australian cider industry’s national conference will be held in the Perth Hills of Western Australia from 3-5 May. Organised […]

Australian Cider Award winners announced

November 18 2022

Cider Australia has announced the winners of the 2022 Australian Cider Awards at a gala dinner this evening at Lot […]

Time running out to enter Australian Cider Awards

October 6 2022

There is just over one week left to enter the 2022 Australian Cider Awards! Cider producers and brand representatives are […]

Australian Cider Awards is back on track!

September 8 2022

Entries to the 2022 Australian Cider Awards opened today as national industry body Cider Australia celebrated a return to its […]

Farm gate marketing in focus at AusCider 2022

May 16 2022

This year’s Australian Cider Conference officially opens in Batlow, New South Wales next Thursday as Batlow prepares to welcome thousands […]

AusCider 2022 conference tickets now on sale

March 24 2022

National industry body Cider Australia has opened tickets sales for the national cider conference to be held in Batlow, New […]

Australian cider conference returns to Batlow!

March 10 2022

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE The Australian cider industry’s annual information exchange and networking conference AusCider 2022 will be held in Batlow, […]

2021 Australian Cider Awards announced

February 2 2022

Cider Australia has announced the winners of the tenth Australian Cider Awards at a Virtual Presentation this evening. The Barossa […]

Australian Cider Awards set to begin

January 13 2022

Cider Australia has revealed the judging panel for the tenth Australian Cider Awards, the first national show to be held […]

Australia’s Best Cider Selection Awards – Winners Announced!

December 31 2021

Cider Australia has announced the winners of the 2021 Australia’s Best Cider Selection of the Year Awards. Gurneys Cidery in […]

2021 Australian Cider Awards now open

November 9 2021

Cider Australia has opened entries to the 2021 Australian Cider Awards! President of Cider Australia and chair of the Awards […]

Entries Open to Best Cider Selection of the Year Awards

October 11 2021

Entries are now open to the 2021 Australia’s Best Cider Selection of the Year Awards. Cider Australia established this competition […]

Best Cider Selection of the Year Awards

October 1 2021

Cider Australia is launching the Best Cider Selection of the Year Awards to identify and acknowledge venues that offer customers […]

2021 Australian Cider Awards

July 14 2021

Cider Australia is gearing up to launch the 2021 Australian Cider Awards next month giving producers the opportunity to benchmark […]

Australian cider in the spotlight on National Cider Day

March 5 2021

Australian Cider Day on Saturday 13th March is the perfect opportunity to seek out and celebrate Australian craft ciders. Industry […]

New President for Cider Australia

December 17 2020

A new President will lead the Australian cider industry body into the new year as cider producers celebrate a renewed […]

Cider Labelling Guide

December 7 2020

Cider Australia has released a Cider Labelling Guide to help its members comply with Australian cider labelling rules. The Guide […]

The Australian Cider Guide

November 9 2020

Cider Australia launches The Australian Cider Guide -helping local and export markets appreciate Australian craft cider-   The Australian craft […]

Australian Cider Awards postponed

August 7 2020

Cider Australia has announced that the 2020 Australian Cider Awards will be postponed due to COVID-19. Competition organiser Cider Australia […]

AusCider 2020 Conference Postponed

March 18 2020

Cider Australia has made the decision to postpone AusCider 2020 which was due to be held in the Perth Hills […]

100% Australian Grown confirmed as bright spot in the cider category

March 13 2020

Australian drinkers will unite tomorrow to celebrate authentic cider made from 100% Australian Grown fruit. Cideries and other venues across […]

US Cider Maker bound for Perth for AusCider 2020

March 9 2020

Ryan Burk, Head Cider Maker at Angry Orchard in the United States of America, is the keynote speaker at AusCider […]

AusCider 2020 conference in Perth this June

February 28 2020

The cider industry’s annual information exchange and networking event, AusCider 2020, is being held in the Perth Hills, Western Australia […]

Advancing Australia’s cider cheer with new National Day

February 17 2020

  More than a decade of dedication towards promoting pure Australian cider will be celebrated with the launch of Australian […]

Register now for the Australian Craft Cider Showcase 2020

January 31 2020

Australian Craft Cider Showcase | 8–10 June 2020        Registrations now open!  Cider producers who are currently exporting, […]

Calling all new and experienced cider exporters

December 16 2019

Register your interest in exhibiting at an in-market Cider Australia event    Craft cider producers who are looking to market their […]

Bring a local to the party

December 4 2019

Support local fruit growers and producers this cider season The time to celebrate with craft cider is here. Whether its […]

2019 Australian Cider Awards announced

November 8 2019

Cider Australia has announced the winners of its 2019 Australian Cider Awards at a gala dinner in Melbourne this evening. […]

Tasmanians win cider industry prize

November 8 2019

Cider Australia has awarded its Champion of the Industry Award to Dr Clive Crossley and partner Lynne Uptin OAM of […]

Cider exports and tourism in focus at Australian Cider Forum

November 8 2019

Joint Media Release – Wine Australia and Cider Australia Cider exports and tourism will be the focus of this year’s […]

Record entry numbers again!

October 21 2019

2019 Cider Awards entries hit another high with 276 entries One of the world’s leading cider makers, Tom Oliver from […]

Australian Cider Awards countdown begins

September 23 2019

Apple and pear trees have started to blossom as the countdown begins to Australia’s largest cider show. Entries to the […]

Cider market at competition risk in Asahi – CUB merger 

August 5 2019

Industry body Cider Australia is calling on the ACCC to separately consider the cider category when reviewing the proposed acquisition […]

100% Australian grown cider trust mark a finalist in industry awards

July 19 2019

Cider Australia has been selected as a finalist in the Food and Beverage Industry Awards 2019 for its world-first ‘100% […]

Entries open to Australian Cider Awards

July 8 2019

Cider Australia today launched the 2019 Australian Cider Awards, which recognise and celebrate excellence in cider making, as the local […]

100% Australian grown cider trust mark hits the stores

June 3 2019

Craft cider bottles across Australia are appearing in stores featuring Cider Australia’s world first craft cider trust mark. The trust […]

AusCider 2019 conference program announced

May 15 2019

Industry body Cider Australia has released the final program for AusCider 2019 which officially opens in Hobart, Tasmania during World […]

Cider makers call on Government to fix farcical rules

April 29 2019

Industry body Cider Australia is proposing that the Federal Government introduce a minimum juice content for cider and streamline regulatory […]

AusCider 2019 conference tickets now on sale

March 26 2019

National industry body Cider Australia has opened tickets sales for the national cider conference to be held in Hobart, Tasmania […]

Pommelier to feature at 2019 Cider Conference

December 31 2018

AusCider 2019, Tasmania, 3-5 June 2019 National industry body Cider Australia has announced that next year’s national cider conference will […]

Cider Australia to host national cider conference in 2019

December 12 2018

Australia’s cider industry body Cider Australia will host Australia’s 8th national cider conference next June. AusCider 2019 will be the […]

Cider Australia announces 2018 Australian Cider Award winners

October 6 2018

Cider Australia has announced the winners of its 2018 Australian Cider Awards, indicating a very strong future for the local […]

2018 Cider Awards Announced

October 6 2018

2018 Australian Cider Awards Download the 2018 Cider Awards Booklet Judging panel: Behn Payten (Chair), Eric West (US), Mike Bennie, Sebastian Crowther MS […]

Australian craft cider industry launches world-first trust mark

October 5 2018

A new way to identify ciders made with 100% Australian grown fruit Cider Australia has launched a world-first trust mark […]

Australian craft cider industry launches world first trust mark

September 24 2018

A new way to identify ciders made with 100% Australian grown fruit Cider Australia will launch a world first trust […]

Record entries in 2018 Cider Awards

September 21 2018

A world-class panel of cider experts will assemble in Melbourne next week to judge the 8th annual Australian Cider Awards. Show […]

Cider Festival returns to Sydney!

September 6 2018

Australia’s largest craft cider festival returns to Sydney next month mixing fun, frivolity, education and an amazing selection of local […]

Cider Australia launches 2018 Awards

June 1 2018

Cider making excellence will be under the spotlight at the annual Australian Cider Awards, which opened for entries today. Australia’s […]

Craft cider export boom in sight

May 18 2018

BATLOW, NSW The Australian Craft Cider industry is coming of age according to the national cider industry body. Members of […]

International focus for Australian cider

May 17 2018

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE Wine Australia  —  Cider Australia A $500,000 plan to market Australian craft cider* overseas will be the […]

Cider Australia Statement on Little Fat Lamb

April 9 2018

On Sunday 8 April 2018, The Age, the Sydney Morning Herald and a number of other newspapers published a report […]

US cider expert to visit Australia

March 28 2018

The competition director of the world’s largest cider show GLINTCAP will judge at the 2018 Australian Cider Awards. Cider Australia President Sam […]

$500k plan to market Australian craft cider overseas

March 26 2018

Australian craft* cider producers are being invited to contribute to a $500,000 plan to build overseas markets for craft cider. […]

Irish cider wins top prize at Australian Cider Awards

October 28 2017

Magners Original Apple cider has won the Best in Show at the 2017 Australian Cider Awards in the largest ever […]

Australian cider industry upbeat about future prospects

October 26 2017

Cider producers from across Australia will gather in Melbourne this weekend to salute the winners of Australia’s largest and most […]

Entries surge in national cider show

September 14 2017

The Australian Cider Awards is set for a rousing show this Spring as producers vie for honours in the nation’s […]

Two weeks left to enter Australian Cider Awards

August 18 2017

A world-class panel of judges are gearing up to swirl and sip hundreds of ciders in Australia’s largest cider show. […]

Vale Drew Henry

July 21 2017

Harcourt orchardist and cider maker Drew Henry passed away earlier this week. Mr Henry was the co-owner of Henry of […]

Australian Cider Awards set for record entries

July 11 2017

Entries are flowing in to this year’s Australian Cider Awards as the call for participation extends to international producers. Cider […]

2017 Australian Cider Awards now open

June 5 2017

Cider Australia today launched this year’s national cider competition and expects the number of entries to surpass past records. The […]

Australia joins international cider celebration!

June 1 2017

Cider lovers across the globe will salute this unique fermented apple beverage on its international day of celebration. World Cider […]

Australian Cider Awards judges revealed

May 23 2017

Cider Australia is pleased to announce the judging panel for this year’s national cider show. The selection of the judging […]

European expert to critique Australia’s best ciders

May 9 2017

An authority on Spanish and French cider will bring a new perspective to the fore at this year’s national cider […]

Craft Cider surges ahead in 2017

April 4 2017

Craft Cider is carving out more than a niche in the alcoholic beverage market according to the national cider industry […]

Cider Australia supports WET rebate changes

December 2 2016

Cider Australia welcomes today’s announcement by the Federal Government that it will restrict the Wine Equalisation Tax rebate to genuine […]

Australian Cider Festival a roaring success

October 10 2016

Craft cider won over Melbourne on Saturday as over 700 cider enthusiasts flocked to Australia’s largest craft cider festival at […]

Cider honours announced – 2016 Australian Cider Awards

October 7 2016

Willie Smith’s Organic Cider in Tasmania has scored the top prize for the second year running at this year’s Australian […]

Australia’s largest craft cider festival on this Saturday!

October 6 2016

An impressive 28 craft cider producers will showcase 112 different ciders at the 2016 Australian Cider Festival, being held in […]

Australian Cider Awards entries surge!

September 21 2016

The countdown begins for nervous entrants to the 2016 Australian Cider Awards as judges prepare to ‘blind’ taste an exciting […]

Rebate tax only on 100% Australian juice cider

August 31 2016

Industry body Cider Australia has called on the Federal Government to refocus its Wine Equalisation Tax rebate so eligibility is […]

Melbourne to host craft cider extravaganza!

August 25 2016

Australia’s largest ever festival of craft cider will land in Melbourne this October at a new, outdoor venue perfect for […]

Entries open to 2016 Australian Cider Awards

June 17 2016

Cider Australia today opened entries to this year’s national cider Awards and is expecting a flood of entries in Australia’s […]

UK cider guru Bill Bradshaw to visit Australia

June 7 2016

Global cider expert and co-collaborator in The Cider Hunters, a new video based project examining cider cultures around the world, […]

Day of glory for Global phenomenon

June 2 2016

Celebrate World Cider Day – Friday, June 3rd The rapid growth of apple cider globally has encouraged the industry to […]

Cider Australia declares 2016 ‘the year of craft cider’!

May 23 2016

This is the year Craft Cider will get traction according to the national cider industry body. Cider Australia, representing over […]

WET reforms threaten to hamper cider industry growth

May 4 2016

Industry body Cider Australia welcomes reforms announced in yesterday’s Federal Budget to tighten eligibility for the Wine Equalisation Tax rebate […]

Cider Australia’s plans for the cider category

March 11 2016

drinks bulletin have reported on Cider Australia’s plans to encourage in-store segmentation of ciders. Read the full story here. Cider Makers Tackle ‘Mainstream […]

Cider Australia launches new website

March 9 2016

Cider Australia – the national body that represents the cider and perry industry in Australia – has launched a new […]

Unique Tasmanian Cider Best of the Best

October 9 2015

A special edition cider using 18 different apple varieties sourced from across Tasmania’s Huon Valley has scooped the pool at […]

Cider judging underway at 2015 Awards

September 29 2015

A panel of cider connoisseurs is hard at work this week sampling 155 different ciders from across the country and […]

Public petition launched

September 4 2015

Supporting local cider makers with better labelling laws Is your favourite `local’ cider helping to employ Australians and value-add to […]

Australian Cider Awards now open!

August 6 2015

The Australian Cider Awards are forging ahead in 2015 with new style guidelines and new classes to support a booming […]

Cider consumers to lose out under new country of origin labelling rules

July 30 2015

Industry body Cider Australia is seriously concerned that cider is excluded from the Federal Government’s proposed new country of origin […]

Canadian expert to judge at 2015 national cider awards

June 30 2015

Canadian cider expert and author of The New Cider Maker’s Handbook – a definitive modern work on the practice of […]

Cider industry looks to future of cider taxation

May 22 2015

Cider Australia will contribute to the alcohol taxation debate to ensure local cider makers are not unfairly crushed by `fake’ […]

National Cider Conference to be held in Batlow

April 13 2015

Cider Australia is holding its AGM in the apple growing and now cider making community of Batlow this May, to […]

Tap contracts exclusively bad for cider

February 17 2015

Restrictive deals that lock pubs into selling draught products from the big brewers are hurting local cider producers, according to […]

Gold by name, gold by nature

October 10 2014

International Entry Wins Top Prize at Australian Cider Awards An authentic English cider from the UK has taken out the […]

Cider Festival Countdown!

October 7 2014

The country’s best cider is about to be celebrated and the good folk of Melbourne are invited to the party. More […]

Judging Underway at Australian Cider Awards

September 30 2014

Innovation, experimentation and excellence under the microscope in Melbourne Five people in Melbourne can lay claim to having the best job […]

Cider School is in!

September 25 2014

Bookings close tomorrow for Cider Australia Master Class Fancy yourself a cider connoisseur? Simply a humble consumer who wants to learn more […]

Cider reigns at the third annual Australian Cider Festival

September 15 2014

Cider Australia is busily brewing up the best mix of cider, food and entertainment to ensure that its up-coming festival is […]

Australian Cider Awards now open for entries!

August 9 2014

A continuing growth in the popularity and production of cider has led to the development of the biggest Australian Cider Awards […]

World class judging panel assembled for Australian Cider Awards

July 25 2014

An international expert will headline the judging panel for Cider Australia’s national awards New Zealander Malcolm Reeves has almost three […]

Melbourne to highlight cider’s best of the best

June 10 2014

Host city announced for National Cider Awards and Festival Melbourne has been chosen as the city to host this year’s Australian […]

Tasmanian voted Cider Australia President

March 14 2014

A Tasmanian cider producer has vowed to strengthen the integrity of labelling laws to ensure the industry’s future is not jeopardised […]

Fresh faces in cider credibility fight

March 14 2014

A new Cider Australia executive committee has vowed to strengthen the integrity of labelling laws to ensure the industry’s future is […]

Canberra the cider capital in March

March 3 2014

Award winning and innovative cider producers will converge on Canberra this week for an Annual General Meeting with a twist. After […]

Maturing industry keen to have a voice in the Australian capital

February 11 2014

High level political talks and some more relaxed cider tastings will form the centerpiece of Cider Australia’s AGM in Canberra […]

Cider Australia encouraged by new research on drinking attitudes

January 25 2014

Research released this week by VicHealth into the attitudes of Australian cider drinkers has been strongly welcomed by Cider Australia. The […]

Local cider named `Champion of Show’ at 2013 Australian Cider Awards

October 19 2013

For the first time in the history of the Australian Cider Awards, an Australian cider has been named ‘Champion of […]

Timing is ripe for the second annual Australian Cider Festival

October 15 2013

Preparations for the country’s largest cider festival are in full swing, with more than 1,500 people expected to flock to […]

Peeling back ciders’ taste complexities

September 30 2013

Australian Cider Awards: judging to be held October 9th, in Orange, NSW Australia’s finest ciders will go head-to-head with some […]

Spring, Sunshine & Cider

September 25 2013

Local Cider Industry Celebrates with Australia’s Largest Cider Festival Sydney will soon host Australia’s largest cider festival in a celebration […]

Cider Celebration

September 4 2013

Annual Awards Program Launched by Cider Australia Entries are now open for the Australian Cider Awards, which will be held […]

Cider Australia statement for ABC Radio

April 23 2013

Cider Australia is the industry body that represents the cider industry in Australia, including growers, producers and manufacturers, with a […]

Cider body to expand

March 1 2013

Cider Australia is expanding as a result of unprecedented growth in the industry across the country. The body representing cider […]

Tax to crush Tasmanian cider producers

February 25 2013

A push to tax small cider producers in the same way as international liquor giants would decimate small apple-farming communities in […]