Adelaide Hills Visitor Guide : 2016 2017 Adelaide Hills Visitor Guide
24 adelaidehills.org.au | craft beer, cider and spirits Premium Perry, Rusty Bike Cider, Sidewood Cider, Wilbur J's Cider from Joyson Cider Company, and Wicker Man Cider; with some of the region’s microbreweries also making cider. Styles range from traditional farmhouse ciders to pear ciders (known as perry) and fully- fermented ciders. Kersbrook Hill Wines & Cider in the northern Adelaide Hills is a family-owned winery producing intensely flavoured small batch wines. However they are becoming increasingly well known for their premium basket-pressed apple cider, which is also made by hand using locally sourced apples from surrounding orchards. Visitors can sample wine and cider at their cellar door which is open seven days and also offers pizzas, regional platters, locally made treats and coffee. Sidewood Estate Cellar Door in Verdun, known for its award-winning wines, is now also turning out handcrafted premium apple and pear cider that is quickly gaining critical acclaim – drop into their cellar door for a taste. Cider aficionados should also look out for the award-winning ciders from The Hills Cider Company. The cidery does not operate a tasting room but you will find its apple, pear, and apple and ginger ciders on tap at several pubs in the Hills. Paracombe Premium Perry uses tree- ripened local pears and apples to create fine handcrafted perry and apple cider using the best quality fruit, traditional processes and minimal human intervention. Tours and cider making classes are available by appointment. Local micro-distillers are further enhancing the craft drinks scene - look out for boutique spirits including 78° Gin by Adelaide Hills Distillery, gin from Prohibition Liquor Co., Ounce Gin by Imperial Measures, and Applewood Distillery's whiskey, gin and other experimental spirits. Paracombe Premium Perry also makes Eau De Vie, a white spirit made from pears. Try The Stirling Hotel's Gin Bar or The Locavore restaurant and bar in Stirling for local spirits.