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Cider Australia announces 2021 Australian Cider Award winners

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Cider Australia has announced the winners of the tenth Australian Cider Awards at a virtual presentation on 2 February. 

The Barossa Valley Cider Company in South Australia won Best in Show, Best Specialty and Best Australian Cider trophies with The Barossa Cider Co – Cloudy Apple Cider made from a blend of 100 per cent Australian grown apples and pears. 

Hosted by Cider Australia and supported by Melbourne Royal and a team of volunteers, the Awards promotes and rewards excellence in cider production and is open to local and international cider products sold in Australia. 

President of Cider Australia and co-owner of LOBO Cider in the Adelaide Hills, Warwick Billings, said the 2021 Awards was an immense success and demonstrates the resilience and determination of the Australian cider community. 

A field of 231 Australian and international entries across 27 classes were judged by a panel of respected industry professionals led by chief judge, Loïc Le Calvez, of wine consultancy Wine Truth. 

A record 22 gold medals were awarded this year with a substantial shift up in performance across classes. Gold, silver and bronze medals are awarded based on points achieved, with gold medal winning entries in contention for trophies. 

2021 Australian Cider Award Trophy winners included: 

  • Best in Show: The Barossa Valley Cider Company with The Barossa Cider Co – Cloudy Cider 
  • Best New World Cider: Sidro Del Bosco (Cester Camillo) with Sidro Del Bosco 
  • Best Traditional Cider: Daylesford Cider with Wild 
  • Best New World Perry: The Hills Cider Company with Hills Cider Pear 
  • Best Traditional Perry: Core Cider with Perilous 
  • Best Specialty Cider or Perry: The Barossa Valley Cider Company for The Barossa Cider Co – Cloudy Cider 
  • Best Intensified / Distilled Cider or Perry: Spreyton Cider Co with Fancy Apple Brandy 
  • Best Australian Cider or Perry: The Barossa Valley Cider Company for The Barossa Cider Co – Cloudy Cider 
  • Best International Cider or Perry: Sidro Del Bosco (Cester Camillo) with Sidro Del Bosco 
  • Most Successful Small Producer: Sidewood Estate from South Australia 
  • Most Successful Larger Producer: Spreyton Cider Co from Tasmania 

For more information and a full list of award and medal winners, visit https://www.cideraustralia.org.au/past-results/2021-results/ 

Download the 2021 Results here. 

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