If you're staying in Daylesford or Hepburn Springs, there will be a shuttle bus service with pick-up and drop-off at the Daylesford Hotel and the Bluebean Cafe in Hepburn before and after both the lunchtime and dinner service. Cost of the shuttle is $5 per person each way.
This is a ticketed event only with limited numbers available so get in early and book to avoid disappointment.
Just 17 varieties of apple have been heritage listed for the manufacture of cider and Daylesford Cider produces a range of authentic full flavoured ciders using those 17 varieties organically grown right here on the property something that makes Daylesford Cider unique in the Australian industry.
The product ranges from the traditional 'still' cider with its very dry palate to the carbonated and sweeter varieties.
Daylesford Cider uses 17 heritage listed varieties of apples to produce its range of ciders. Photo: Ian Gill / Footloose PhotoBank
What's that old saying, 'an apple a day keeps the doctor away'. Well, I reckon half a pint of cider must be equally as good because there is research that shows cider contains high levels of beneficial antioxidants, with half a pint being roughly equivalent to a glass of red wine in terms of the amount of antioxidants ingested.
Reason enough to make sure you get along to Christmas in July at Daylesford Cider.
Getting There ..
Daylesford Cider is just minutes from central Daylesford via the Daylesford Trentham Road, Leitches Creek Road and Dairy Flat Road.
Take it easy on Leitches Creek Road as the turn-off to Dairy Flat Road is not well sign-posted.
Why? It's hard to imagine a more pleasant and attractive country environment in which to sit back, relax and enjoy Christmas in July while tasting a range of superb ciders manufactured on-site using apples grown on the property.
When:Saturday 28th July for lunch between 11 AM and 4 PM or for dinner from 6 PM to 10.30 PM.