Hillbilly Cider Shed

Taste the honest earthiness of all-natural crushed cider from famous Bilpin apples at the new Hillbilly Cider Shed, at Shields orchard.

The rustic shed is located on a working orchard overlooking the apples trees. Here you can meet cider-maker, Shane McLaughlin and his wife Tessa who lovingly pour tastings straight from the barrels of their famous apple, pear, Scrumpy, and Sweet Julie Apple ciders.

The Julie apple - discovered as a chance seedling growing on site at this very orchard is the first new commercial apple discovered in the Sydney/ Blue Mountains area since the Granny Smith apple 100 years ago!

Proof that Hillbilly Cider is a serious cider made by an experienced craftsman, all alcoholic products in the range have won medals in every Australian cider awards since launching, and clinched some of the biggest cider awards around the world.

Shane, the Cider Australia treasurer, has 20 years of wine and cider making under his belt and uses techniques from time spent in cider regions around the world. The alcoholic and non-alcoholic cider is 100 per cent crushed fruit and fermented with no added sugar, pasteurisation or artificial flavours - the true bohemian way.

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