The Beaver Valley is in the heart of the Blue Mountains and known for its cool northerly climate where orchard farmers have been growing unique varieties of heritage apples for almost a century. These crisp, almost tart, higher acid apple have been the backbone of the apple pie and apple sauce industry and revered as delectable eating apples. More recently these heritage apples have become highly sought after to make traditional styles of dry cider with flavour integrity: Cortland, Ida Red, McIntosth, Russet and Spartan to name a few. The recent cider revolution has led the Ardiel family to preserve and nature the older apple orchards to ensure Ardiel Cider House continues to produce and craft local grown distinct and delicious ciders.
These heritage apples are the cornerstone to making our distinct and delicious ciders; Ardiel Dry Cider and Big John Hop Cider. The Ardiel Cider House Dry Cider is a full bodied cider with a vibrant fresh apple mid palate, ending in a clean refreshing dry finish. Whereas Big John Hop Cider is unique in style with attractive floral hop aromas; citrus and spice mid palate; ending with tangy tart cider notes.
Each generation of the Ardiel family has been committed to growing new varieties and adopting new planting techniques with a goal of producing the elusive "perfect orchard".
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