There's a new Tasmanian beverage to enjoy on those hot summer days, with Australia's largest organic apple orchard William Smith & Sons teaming up with businessman Sam Reid to create the crisp and refreshing Willie Smith's Organic Cider!
The fourth generation apple orchardists based in Huon Valley have created – along with former Launceston resident Mr Reid – what is believed to be Australia's first purpose-built ciderty to produce 100 per cent organic apple cider.
Willie Smith's Organic Cider was described as a 'French-inspired, farmhouse-style cider', which is bound to go down well with some fresh summer strawberries and a piece of pavlova!
The beverage is expected to be launched this month, just in time for summer and events such as Hobart's Taste Festival.
"I’ve always loved apples and craft beer and so I thought why not make a cider that has more complexity and depth with a rounded mouth feel that would appeal to people like me," Mr Reid said.
"In addition drinkers can know that they are drinking a 100% organic cider which uses the best apples, born from four generations of Tasmanian apple farming expertise."
Mr Reid also added that he hoped that the cider would "raise the bar everywhere" so that everyone would use freshly crushed apples instead of "cheap concentrate".
You can place your order for Willie Smith's Organic Cider now by visiting the William Smith and Sons website.