In the village known for its ambient rail way and natural mineral springs, Daylesford is also the home to Daylesford Cider… and it’s only a stones throw away from Melbourne.
Ran by cider lovers and enthusiasts, Mackie and Clare, Daylesford Cider comprises of an English-style Tavern and courtyard, set in amongst landscaped gardens with views towards their top orchard.
Producing a range of ciders made using the 17 varieties of English-heritage listed apples, grown organically on the farm just outside the township, the Cider house promises a truly exquisite experience, set apart from your average brewery.
Many think of a getaway as comprising of sun-tan lotion and sunset swims along the coast but this makes winter quite the stump for many. Fret no more! Daylesford Cider offers the ideal, cosy winter escape in their tavern, promising a hearty meal ranging from soups to roasts and a cider or four whilst relaxing by the fire.
When immersed in the Tavern’s high pitched ceilings, timber beams, flagstone floors, large open fireplace and furnished with beautiful, comfortable lounges, it could be deemed impossible to feel anything but complete luxury.
Across the wide range of apples, Daylesford Cider has a mix of sharps, bittersharps, bittersweets and sweet apples which result in complex ciders and wonderful concoctions with a great palate, nose and golden colours.
In addition, the tavern also hosts live music and a variety of private functions and events from weddings to Christmas parties.
Whether you’re in desperate need of a holiday escape or simply want to discover more of Victoria’s beautiful country side, Daylesford Cider is a must on every cider lover or traveller’s to do list this winter.
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Written by Aine Keogh