Time running out to enter Australian Cider Awards

6 Oct 2022

There is just over one week left to enter the 2022 Australian Cider Awards!

Cider producers and brand representatives are invited to enter ciders, speciality ciders and apple & pear spirits in Australia’s largest and most prestigious cider show.

Entries will be assessed blind by an accomplished panel of beverage and food industry professionals led by chair Master Sommelier Sebastian Crowther and including international guest judge Yann Gilles from France.

President of Cider Australia Warwick Billings said the Awards create an opportunity for entrants to market their Award-winning products with a recognised and respected stamp of quality, helping customers choose great examples of the many cider styles available in Australia.

“We are looking forward to announcing the winners at Australian cider industry’s annual gala dinner to be held in South Australia for the first time, at Lot 100 in the Adelaide Hills”, said Warwick.

Registrations to the Awards close on Friday 14 October. Enter online via myaca.melbourneroyal.com.au

Tickets to the presentation dinner are available via Eventbrite.


2022 Australian Cider Awards – Key dates

Entries open

Thu 8 Sep

Entries close

Fri 14 Oct

Deliver entries

Mon 17 Oct – Fri 28 Oct

Judging (closed to the public)

Mon 7 & Tue 8 Nov (William Angliss Institute, Melbourne)

Awards presentation dinner

Fri 18 Nov (Lot 100, Adelaide Hills)

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Media enquiries

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 2022 Australian Cider Awards will be held in Spring 2022. The Awards is the largest cider competition in Australia and is leading the standardisation and improvement of cider judging across Australia. Judging of the 2022 Awards will be held on 7-8 November 2022 at the William Angliss Institute in Melbourne. The panel comprises 7 full judges and 4 associates and brings expertise from across the alcoholic beverage industry including:

  • chair Sebastian Crowther (Real Wines)
  • international guest Yann Gilles (Malus & Vitis, France)
  • Nyall Condon (Flying Brick Cider Co)
  • Lucy Maddox (Forest Dweller Wines)
  • Vanessa Altmann (Mighty Craft)
  • Lisa Cardelli (Terroir Selections)
  • Dr Soumi Paul Mukhopadhyay (NSW Department of Primary Industries)

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