Cider in the Trees

The entrance to Daylesford Cider is a welcoming gateway between hedges, which open up into a sunny courtyard scattered with trees and an assortment of tables and chairs. The vine-covered brick building promises sanctuary for those who wish to limit their time in the great outdoors. It’s a beautiful location and only a hop, skip and a jump from the hustle and bustle of Daylesford. Enjoy the serenity while indulging in a tasting paddle of the award-winning ciders made on-site using a selection of apples from the cidery’s orchards, or be on the safe side and book ahead for lunch, where the rotating menu offers light summer dishes, sharing platters, wood-fired pizza and maybe even a spit roast. If greenery’s not your thing there’s also plenty of seating inside the English-style tavern.

Daylesford Cider stands out in the Australian market for their choice in producing both still and sparkling ciders. Still ciders are more common overseas, but rare in local cideries. Daylesford Cider recently picked up two silver medals and four bronze medals at the Australian Cider Awards, which just goes to show that they’re really onto something!

Live music and events occur from time to time, making it easy to while away the afternoon. These performances are typically free, but it’s always best to book ahead so you can be sure of a great seat! Nigel Wearne is an eagerly-awaited guest who will be performing on 27th January 2018. Folk music extraordinaire and a storyteller at heart, he paints lyrical pictures with frayed poetic edges. Not afraid to stray into the dark corners of creativity, he tells stories of forgotten rebels, wandering poets and his love of eggs. Further information www.daylesfordcider.com.au

Mica Grange