We’re committed to crafting authentic cider using only the finest, locally sourced ingredients. We don’t use concentrates or add sugar to our cider, as we believe that these shortcuts compromise the true flavour and quality of our product.
Instead, we rely on traditional methods of cider making that involve pressing fresh, handpicked apples and fermenting them slowly to produce a natural, full-bodied flavour that speaks for itself.
WHEN EVERY APPLE COUNTS.
We started The Hills Cider Company in January 2010, when many apple growers in the Adelaide Hills, one of Australia’s oldest fruit growing regions, had walked away from their farms. The strict demands imposed by major supermarkets on fruit quality had made their business models unviable, with much of their harvests dumped for not meeting specified grades.
The subsequent success of Hills Cider, where slight blemishes on fruit is happily accepted, as well as our willingness to pay a consistent farm door price throughout the year, has helped to reinvigorate the Adelaide Hills fruit growing industry, and we are proud to have played a part in many farmers returning to the land.
All Hills Cider products are made from 100% Adelaide Hills fresh fruit, and we use whole pieces of fruit to achieve the quality we strive for.
As one of the few cider producers in Australia with complete land to hand control over our product, we have less boundaries and are raising the bar of real cider in Australia.
“Intervention is minimal at every point in the production of our cider products, from orchard to bottle. In our push to minimise wastage and increase crop productivity, we have converted our orchards to a netting system, which is proven to reduce the impact of UV radiation, eliminate bird damage and most importantly, reduce irrigation requirements by up to 60%. ”— Tobias Kline, The Hill Cider Company
BEST IN SHOW – APPLE CIDER
“The Hills Cider Company – Apple Cider”
– 2017 Adelaide Beer & Cider Awards
BEST IN CLASS – PEAR CIDER
“The Hills Cider Company – Pear Cider”
– 2016 Australian Cider Awards