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Welcome to Coal Valley Cider!
Our property which is located at Richmond, in the Coal River Valley, was purchased in 1993.
The following years saw extensive native plantings and by 1998 a small vineyard of 1000 vines was established.
celebrating the success of our first vintage in 2000, we decided to plant a small orchard adjacent to our winter creek and vegetable garden.
Up until quite recently, our operations have been purely hobby based, producing just enough wine and cider for our family and friends to enjoy.
In 2014 we decided to share our products with the public by opening up for the Southern Vineyard open weekend. By Sunday afternoon, we had sold out of most of our wines, and with little cider left it was clear we had to expand our production output.
We made the decision to look to the beautiful Huon Valley for a supply of the best Tasmanian apples to continue making the ciders that we enjoy.
With the help of Mark and Christine Duggan from the “Huon Valley Juice Company”, who were kind enough to supply us with a range of beautiful, handpicked apples to contribute to our ciders, “Coal Valley Cider” was born.
Our ciders are made exclusively by us with as little intervention as possible to ensure a unique and special blend with each and every cider that we produce. We ONLY use 100% fresh apples in our ciders, no concentrate or water added!
The perfect balance of apple varieties, natural sugars and acids means that we don’t need to use any artificial colours, flavours or sweeteners to enhance the taste of our ciders.
We simply retain the natural apple flavours and aromas that are quite often lost during the fermentation process resulting in a crisp fresh tasting apple cider.
We offer varying alcohol percentage options, our range starting at 3.5% with our Cloudy Apple Cider, through to our Wines using nothing but local fruit.
Absolutely no sugar is added to our cider at any stage.
We are very proud to say that our business is purely family owned & operated and will remain so.
No investors, no outsourced cider makers - MADE BY US!
Josh & Julie
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