Tas Cider Trail

It's the people that make Tasmanian cider special.
Discover these characters and the stories, the love and the passion that goes into crafting every bottle of Tasmanian cider.


Explore Tasmania’s ciders, and meet the passionate people behind them.

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Discover how Tasmania became the Apple Isle.

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  • Tasmania’s first apple trees were planted by Captain Bligh on Bruny Island in the 1700s.

  • With the world’s cleanest air – that’s not an idle boast, that’s a fact – Tasmania’s the perfect place to grow naturally brilliant apples and pears.

  • During the 19th century, word was that cider could be a cure for various ailments.

  • The Huon region is still Tasmania’s biggest apple grower – somewhere around 80% of apples grown in the state hail from there.

  • Today, Tasmania only has 20 major orchards – down from over 2,200 in the 1970s. Call it a case of quality over quantity.

  • Before Europeans settled in Tasmania, Tasmanian Aborigines made their own cider from the fermented sap of a special gum tree variety.

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