Kangaroo Island Ciders
From a dozen trees planted 12 years ago on Kangaroo Island, Colony Cove Ciders is now producing a range of apple ciders to suit different tastes.
Joint owner and cider maker, Graham Jones has a long history as a lecturer in wine and cider making at Adelaide University and a lifelong interest in ciders. “I’ve always been interested in cider styles and their methods of production and looked around for interesting ciders when I was overseas in England, France and Spain,” Associate Professor Jones says.
This professional and commercial interest has coincided with the resurgence of cider in Australia.
“When we brought a property on Kangaroo Island I thought it was the perfect place to grow cider apples.” Kangaroo Island Ciders produces its Colony Cove range from crushing apples from its well over 600 trees, mostly Old English cider varieties to produce quality, local ciders.
Our aim is to produce a range of traditional ciders made from our old English apple varieties and currently were are experimenting with barrel-aged and Method-Traditional styles .
Meanwhile, you can try the award winning Colony Cove range, including a non-alcoholic Apple Sparkler, at our cellar door at Emu Rid