Advanced Cider-making Workshop (full day)
Traditional cider is made with the purest and simplest of products: 100% real, freshly extracted apple juice and yeast, the latter either wild or cultured. It gives the finest expression of the flavour and identity of the fruit used in a centuries-old process passed down and refined by generations of artisan makers. The Advanced Cider-making workshop goes right to the heart of the traditional cider-maker's craft. Perry (often incorrectly called Pear cider) is also discussed.
The Advanced Cider-making workshop is intended for those who have previously made cider. It begins where the Grow and make your own cider Workshop finishes - with 100% pure apple juice.
Your instructor will be master cider-maker Mike Juleff from south-western Victorian award winning cidery Crucible Cider. A highlight is Mike's presentation on cider flavours and taste based on a skilful and entertaining walk through a selection of varietals and blends from some well known cider makers.
- Cider-making history, theory and technique
- Choosing suitable cider varieties
- Fermenting - brewing vs fermenting
- Blending and adjusting cider batches
- A structured tasting of varietal and blended ciders
- Examples of entry level cider-making equipment will be on display
- A tour of our Collections Orchard with over 350 varieties of apples
- Includes lunch and refreshments*
Facilitator and co-presenter will be Rob Pelletier horticulturist and properietor of Heritage Fruit Trees.
* Vegan options are not available, food may contain traces of nuts.
Bookings of 2 or more people receive a discount of $10 per person.
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Arrive 9:10am for morning tea with a 9:30am commencement