Barossa Cider Co’s Squashed Apple Cider was awarded ‘Best in Show’, ‘Best Australian Cider’ and ‘Best New World Cider’ with a score of 97 in the New World Medium Sweet Class at the 9th Australian Cider awards, held on November 8 in Melbourne.
Hosted by Cider Australia, the show promotes and rewards excellence in cider production and brings together the Australian cider community in a celebration of the cider category’s rapid advancement.
“As a family owned business, we are really proud and humbled to receive these accolades after the past 6 years of hard work,” said Oscar Bowen, co-owner and director.
“After an idea around the dinner table that lead to my brother, Hugo and me traveling Europe and the UK for some enjoyable market research, we decided on a production style inspired by best in class techniques already being used in the Australian industry combined with our family and our own wine-making experience,” said Bowen.
“Our aim when we started this business was to produce the best possible easy drinking cider that would appeal to a broad demographic using only 100 per cent real Australian apples and pears, and we are extremely proud to receive this validation of what we originally set out to achieve.”