2014 Results

2014 Australian Cider Awards

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Judging panel: Gary Baldwin (chairman), Malcolm Reeves (New Zealand), Ian Kingham, Behn Payten and Wayne Hewett.


  • Best in Show: Thatchers Gold
  • Best Cider: Thatchers Gold
  • Best International Cider/Perry: Thatchers Gold
  • Best Perry: Napoleone Cider Methode Traditionelle Pear Cider
  • Best Australian Cider/Perry: Napoleone Cider Methode Traditionelle Pear Cider

Best in Class

Class Class Name Producer Cider
1A New World Dry Cider Zeffer Cider Co. Crisp Apple Cider
1B Traditional Dry Cider Zeffer Cider Co. Slack Ma Girdle Cider
2A New World Medium Cider Kangaroo Island Ciders Colony Cove Draught Cider
2B Traditional Medium Cider Thatchers Cider Thatchers Gold
3A New World Sweet Cider The Apple Thief Pink Lady Cider
3B Traditional Sweet Cider Seven Oaks Farmhouse Cider Bramley Seedling
4 Bottle Conditioned / Methode Champenoise Cider** Core Cider Company CORERUPTED Methode Champenoise Cider
5A New World Dry Perry Zeffer Cider Co. Juicy Pear
6A New World Medium Perry The Hills Cider Company Pear
6B Traditional Medium Perry Hillbilly Pear Cider
8 Bottle Conditioned / Methode Champenoise** Perry Napoleone Methode Traditionelle Pear Cider
9 Ice Cider/Perry Small Acres Cyder Pomona Ice 2012
10 Fortified Cider/Perry Small Acres Cyder Pommeau 2009
11 Experimental Cider/Perry Australian Beer Company Pressman’s Mid

** The category term Methode Champenoise is formally discontinued from use and is replaced by Bottle Fermented from 12/02/2015

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