Adams Orchard Cider’s philosophy first and foremost is Integrity – no corners cut, complete transparency and appreciation. We believe cider should be made with 100 per cent authenticity and with only the highest respect paid to the fruit. Our cider offers purity and honesty with traditional roots imbedded into its structure. It’s small handmade artisan batches of cider, made purposely for the cider lover – cider in its rawest form and no industrial processes used. Adams Orchard Cider also draws inspiration from the great cider making regions and respective styles of the world. From the big and bold Scrumpy ciders of the West Country in England, to the farmhouse cidres of North West France, and the rustic, acid driven Sidra’s from Northern Spain. Each bottle of Adams Orchard Cider has these stylistic attributes molded together to create an Australian interpretation of traditional cider.

Cider – no more, no less


James is a self-confessed cider fanatic. A Winemaking background gave James a true appreciation on how real cider should be made. His passionate views of cider traditionalism, purism and history are today reflected in the ciders he produces. In 2013, with the frustration of the current state of mass produced, over sweet cider in Australia, ‘Adams Orchard Cider’ was born. Along with Cidermaking, James also tends to his popular cider blog – All About Cider, focusing on quality cider reviews from around the world. Finally when a spare minute calls, James also judges at various cider competitions across Australia, including the Royal Melbourne Fine Food Awards, Sydney Royal Beer and Cider Competition and the Royal Adelaide Cider Competition. In 2012, James planted a small hobby cider apple orchard in the Barossa Valley. The varieties included Kingston Black, Yarlington Mill, Bulmers Norman, Sweet Coppin, Michelin, Improved Foxwhelp, Clozette, Blanche, Frequin Rouge Amer and Cox’s Orange Pippin. All chosen for their differing characteristics in regards to tannin, sweetness, bitterness and sharpness, the vision is to use this fruit in years to come to help shape futures releases of Adams Orchard Cider.


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We hope you enjoy what ‘real cider’ is all about.


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Adams Orchard Cider – 11 Jacobs Street Nuriootpa SA 5355

m: 0438 805 620

ABN: 23 220 191 386 License: 50817994