About Us

​Surges Bay Orchard is a certified organic producer of table apples. We are now fully licensed to distribute our range of SBO ciders, fermented in the traditional method to delight the senses of those looking for an authentic cider experience. The orchard is situated in the rolling hills overlooking Surges Bay in the beautiful Huon Valley. We proudly boast the title of Australia’s southernmost cider producer.

About the cider maker

Neil’s British heritage has given him a love for traditional cider making methods and he has a particular interest in the cider making techniques perfected over centuries in England’s West Country.

After purchasing Surges Bay Orchard in 2007, Neil set about converting the historic orchard to be fully organic through the NASAA certification scheme.  

Then the experimentation with cider production began, using the orchard’s 25 varieties of certified organic apples, including over 10 dedicated cider varieties. Late night tastings with friends and family all contributed to the development of our product!

SBO Cider has now evolved to focus on four ciders, all dry… all unique… all delicious!