Our Ciders

Four unique flavours, all produced from organically grown apples on Surges Bay Orchard.

SBO Cider is all about apples. No pears. No cherries. No rhubarb. Just apples!

Traditional

Sturmer

Australian

Wild ferment

The process

SBO ciders are produced seasonally from tree-ripened organic apples.

The fermentation process continues slowly through the depths of winter in the Far South of Tasmania. After fermentation is completed the cider is left on the lees for several months to soften and increase the depth of flavour.

The bottling process includes the addition of the tiniest amount of sugar to encourage the secondary ferment and provide a fully natural carbonation, bringing you the sparkling dry ciders for which SBO is renowned!

Traditional

Our “traditional” cider is crafted from a selection of carefully chosen traditional cider apple varieties with such evocative names as Yarlington Mill, Foxwhelp, Somerset Redstreak, Kingston Black and Brown Snout.

An English West country style cider, the Traditional is a dry cider with a rich aroma and smooth tannin finish.

Sturmer

A cider with bite!

Dating back to 1827, the English heritage variety known as Sturmer Pippin was widely grown and exported from Tasmania.

The Sturmer Pippin is a bold, full flavoured and zesty apple. This creates a full-bodied cider with a smoky, rich apple aroma and a crisp tart finish.

Australian

A New World cider crafted from a selection of dessert apple varieties, the Australian is light and refreshing with a sparkling finish.

“Rich performed aroma, dry smooth tannin but not overdone, lovely long finish.”

Wild ferment

Pure juice from a broad range of apple varieties fermented using the wild yeasts naturally occurring in the orchard.

Farmhouse style… apples and subtle yeast with a refreshing finish.