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Published March 24th 2013
The real taste of cider
This cozy country looking Cidery and Tavern is a must stop if you are following the brown and white tourist signs across the Daylesford region and if you are a fan of the alcoholic apple delight called cider.
Owners David and Sally Stagg of The Daylesford Cider Company have a passion for making cider the proper old fashioned way, using a mixture of different cider specific apples.
They have produced four varieties of cider which are all available for tasting. Three of the ciders are still, so it may not be what you are expecting but these ciders have a big personality with loads of flavour and no water or added sugar. Their dry cider is clean and crisp and perfect for a hot day, the medium is jam packed full of taste, the sweet is not overly sweet but adds subtle honeyed edge to the cider. Finally, the sparkling is more a slight mix of bubbles that dance over the tongue as opposed to a crazy over carbonated soda, its thirst quenching and refreshing.
What's your cider style? Sparkling, Medium, Dry or Sweet?
On the weekends, the Cidery has food tasting plates available for purchase, where you can either hang out in the spacious courtyard or if it's cold take cover inside, which is decked out with an open fire place, a piano and a couple of chess boards to keep you entertained.