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Cider Making Workshop
8 April 2017 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm$275
Learn to make great apple cider or upgrade knowledge and skills at this one day workshop. Rob Pelletier, course facilitator, is joined by a leading cider maker from Henry of Harcourt*, one or Australia’s pioneering, and award winning traditional cider making establishments.
Participants will see first hand suitable start-up equipment and supplies, learn the basic theory behind making cider, understand the steps required to produce cider, experience the preparation and processing of fruit, fermentation and bottling.
The finished product is not neglected. Over lunch there will be a tasting of selected varietal and blended ciders that will open the door to the world of fine cider and how to select the correct fruit to produce it.
Orchard Tour – the Collections Orchard contains over 300 varieties of apples including many English, French and other cider varieties.
Equipment demonstrations – both low cost and entry level professional equipment will be demonstrated.
Tasting – the included cider tasting follows the same format used by Drew Henry at professional conferences.
Cider apples – a number of top cider apples will be available for inspection and tasting on the day.
Cider sales – Selected varietal and blended award winning Henry of Harcourt ciders will be available for purchase on the day.
Heritage Fruit Trees is a 2 hour drive west of Melbourne.