MEET THE MAKERS

Uncover the stories, the dedication and the passion that drives each one of Tasmania’s cider-makers.

 

Chris Brown

Brady's Lookout Cider
Chris has had fruit growing in branches of the family for generations.  Chris is a descendent of Samuel Marsden (1756-1838) who was reported to be the first person to make cider in Australia in the early 1800s.  Samuel Marsden is also attributed with planting the first apple and pear trees in New Zealand in 1819 at Kerikeri *
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Damien Viney

Spreyton Cider Co.
After moving across to the mainland, Damien returned to Tasmania when he was asked to help Spreyton Fresh start making cider.
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Andrew Smith

Willie Smiths
Andrew’s a fourth generation apple farmer, and his family’s apples are a Huon institution. And as co-creator of Willie Smiths, Tasmania’s only certified organic cider, he’s also crafting a legacy of his own.
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Mark Robertson

Lost Pippin
After 10 years in the winemaking industry, Mark’s turned his vino know-how into making Lost Pippin, a cider that’s both traditional and Tasmanian.
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Dr Clive Crossley

Red Sails
After a long career in medical research, Clive’s now indulging in his true passion: cider. He’s dedicated to making some of the state’s most traditional cider, using over 40 varieties of apple he grows on his orchard.
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Naomie Clark-Port

Frank's Cider
A farm girl through and through, Naomie is the sixth generation of Clarks based in Franklin – she knows good fruit about as well as anyone in the region.
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