Product name: Franks Summer Apple & Pear Cider
Product manufacturer: Franklin Cider Company
Ingredients: apples and pears
Shelf life: five years
Packaging: bottled & kegs
Product manager: Naomie Clark
Brand website: www.frankscider.com.au
What the company says
A collaboration between award-winning vigneron Julian Alcorso and Tasmania’s Woodside Orchards, The Franklin Cider Co. has two launch varieties: Frank’s Summer Apple and Frank’s Summer Pear Ciders, with further premium seasonal varieties in the pipeline, including cherry and strawberry.
“We’ve designed our ciders to occupy a unique position in the marketplace,” comments Naomie Clark-Port, Franklin Cider Co.’s Joint Managing Director. “Both industry statistics and our own thorough research identified two distinct ends of the cider market – craft or handmade at one end and premium high volume at the other."
“Many new Australian cider products fall into the craft/handmade category. We are lucky enough to be able to combine our access to large quantities of premium raw ingredients with best practice high volume manufacturing to be a player at the premium, high volume end of the market."
Alcorso, the maker behind the Frank’s Cider magic, receives fruit from Woodside orchard in the heart of Australia’s Huon Valley apple-growing region.
Domaine Wine Shippers are the appointed national distributors for the brand. The Company has already secured distribution in key venues in TAS, QLD, VIC & NSW including Melbourne’s Crown Casino.
Frank’s Cider is available in 330ML bottles with an RRP of $5.50 for both varieties. The cider is also available in a Four Pack and 30 litre kegs.