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Our Story

How it all started

Darraweit Valley Cider was born out of a thirst for something different. Our Orchardist, Marc Serafino is a former head chef with a passion for creating new flavours. By experimenting with flavours that work, he loves creating something new that can elevate the traditional cider experience. In 2010, Marc started to get serious about cider. His intricate perception of flavours led to his distinct cider style.

Marc soon discovered that to make some of the best craft ciders you need to start with the right cider apples. So he set off to establish his own orchard. In 2014, the first apple trees were planted and Darraweit Valley Cider House was established in the stunning valleys of the Macedon Ranges. In our short and proud history, we’ve already started to shake things up. Our unique ciders have been recognised with a bunch of accolades and positive reviews.


How we're shaking things up

We’ve flipped cider making psychology on its head by focussing on the flavours first. Inspired by the way craft beer is made, we’ve experimented with real ingredients like hops, molasses, and even coffee. And we’re not done yet! Our thirst for creativity continues to inspire the creation of new cider styles.

What inspires us

As a small batch cider maker, we love to experiment. We’re here to do cider differently. Our passion for unique flavour pairings comes through with every batch of cider. Take a swig of ours and discover a new depth of character to cider that you’ve never experienced before.

Australian Cider Awards, November 2021

Best in class in “Herbed/ Spiced Cider” 2021

Hopped Apple “Hop Drop” B#008

Australian Cider Awards, November 2021

Silver in “Apple & Pear Blends” class 2021

Pulp Friction B#005

Australian Cider Awards, November 2021

Bronze in “New World Cider - Medium” class 2021

Fully St'Oaked B#006

AUSTRALIAN CIDER AWARDS, NOVEMBER 2019

Bronze in ‘Experimental Cider or Perry’ class for our 2019 Oaked Apple Cider B#001

AUSTRALIAN CIDER AWARDS, NOVEMBER 2019

Bronze in ‘Apple and Pear Blends’ class for our 2019 Apple and Pear cider B#001

4TH ANNUAL RED HILL CIDER SHOW - 7TH MARCH 2020

Bronze in ‘Any other style of cider or perry’ 2019 Apple and Pear Cider Batch#002

4TH ANNUAL RED HILL CIDER SHOW - 7TH MARCH 2020

Silver in ‘Any other style of cider or perry’ 2019 Hopped Apple Cider Batch#003

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