At Hills Cider, 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 don’t believe in taking shortcuts when creating a real, authentic cider.
At The Hills Cider Company, we strive to bring you the true taste of real, handcrafted Australian cider. Our passion for traditional cider making starts with sourcing fresh, locally grown cider apples from trusted growers who share our love for authentic cider. Crafting cider is an art, and we’re committed to ensuring that every bottle of Hills Cider embodies that art. From pressing the apples to bottling the finished product, we’re involved in every step of the process.
Our journey begins with sourcing the perfect blend of fruit from local apple and pear growers who share our passion. The right blend of fruit is critical to producing an authentic cider, and we take great care to only use fresh, handpicked apples and pears, and select varietals that deliver a full-bodied, natural flavour to create our cider.
Once we’ve sourced our fruit, we start the pressing process. We use traditional methods to press the apples, which allows us to capture the full flavour and character of the fruit. We never use concentrates or add sugars, allowing our cider to showcase the pure, crisp taste of real apples and pears.
After pressing, our cider is fermented using carefully selected yeast strains that enhance the flavour and aroma of the cider. Our fermentation process is done slowly, allowing the cider to develop its unique character and flavour profile. We monitor the process closely, testing the cider at every stage to ensure that it meets our high quality standards. Once the fermentation is complete, each and every bottle is carefully filled and labeled, and we take pride in delivering a unique, handcrafted experience with every bottle of Hills Cider.
We believe that sourcing our apples sustainably is essential to reducing our environmental impact and supporting our local community. That’s why we work closely with local growers who share our commitment to sustainable agriculture and use practices that prioritise soil health, biodiversity, and natural pest control. We also prioritise sourcing apples that might be considered “ugly” or not visually perfect, which helps to reduce food waste and support sustainable agriculture.
We work directly with local orchards to source our apples, which reduces transportation emissions and supports our local community. By sourcing our apples locally, we also minimise the need for refrigeration and reduce the carbon footprint associated with transportation.
In addition to sourcing our apples sustainably, we also use eco-friendly production practices that minimise waste and conserve resources. For example, we use a closed-loop system to recycle water and minimise water waste, and we compost our apple pomace and other organic waste to create nutrient-rich soil amendments. We also use lightweight packaging materials and minimise the use of plastics in our packaging wherever possible.
Overall, our commitment to sustainable sourcing and production practices is central to our mission at The Hills Cider Company. By prioritising sustainability at every step of the production process, we are able to create high-quality, delicious ciders while also protecting the environment and supporting our local community.
At Hills Cider, we believe that cider is more than just a drink – it’s a celebration of the art of cider making. We invite you to join us in celebrating the authentic flavours of a real, handcrafted Australian cider. With every sip, you’ll taste the passion and commitment we put into every bottle of Hills Cider.