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Hillbilly Cider Shed

This Bilpin gem makes award-winning ciders, using local fruit — and local fruit only.
By Concrete Playground
July 08, 2020
By Concrete Playground
July 08, 2020

On your next trip to the Blueys, be sure to call into Bilpin. The rural town is well-known among foodies for being home to a farm belonging to Sean Moran (of Sean's Panaroma on Bondi Beach), as well as for its delicious apples. For the latter, stop in at Hillbilly Cider, run by third-generation farmer Shane McLaughlin and his partner Tessa. Founded back in 2007, the company uses local fruit — and local fruit only — to produce a range of all-natural ciders, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic.

Head to the Cider Shed, prop yourself up at the bar or grab a chair overlooking the orchard and run through a tasting, beginning with the too-easy-to-drink apple cider, which won bronze at the 2015 International Cider Challenge, and finishing with Sweet Julie, the only cider on the planet made from the Julie apple, a variety discovered on the property. Hillbilly also serves up some woodfired pizzas, should you need to line the stomach. The shed is open for bookings and walk-ins.

Images: Destination NSW

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