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 making it the perfect place to visit this Spring.
Ran by cider lovers and enthusiasts, Mackie and Clare, the team at Daylesford Cider have been making a range of ciders for 10 years now, for which they have won an impressive amount of medals.
Not only do they produce a range of ciders made using the 17 varieties of English-heritage listed apples, grown organically on the farm just outside the township, but Daylesford Cider also has a gorgeous cellar-door in the style of an English tavern, which sells this full range of cider (alongside other locally sourced beers, wines, coffee and soft drinks).
With 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.
The best news though? This cellar door is now open seven days a week, serving lunch Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Indulge in the delectable menu consisting of hearty dishes in the cooler months, and a lighter menu for the summer time which changes regularly; grazing platters, wood fired pizza, grilled meats, salads and more. What are you waiting for?!
The cellar-door very much welcomes bookings, especially for groups of more than six, school holiday periods and weekends that they are hosting events and gigs.
The tavern is a stunning getaway on a stunning Spring weekend, and the landscaped gardens, courtyard and lawn games are perfect for those sun filled afternoons. There’s even some live music happening with an acoustic session featuring Embers Band, Saturday September 29th from 12:30pm-3:30pm.
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. Just give them a call to reserve your spot (03) 5348 2275.
Daylesford Cider is open from Monday to Friday 11am – 4pm and weekends from 10am-5pm.