Just three minutes from Foster, this hilltop cellar door delivers crisp ciders and sweeping views of Corner Inlet and Wilsons Promontory National Park.
Gurney’s Cider family-owned. Brothers Tom and James Gurnett run the on-site cidery, and their parents Bill and Lorraine help out in the orchard and cellar door.
Start with a tasting paddle that moseys from the crisp, dry signature cider to a mellow buttery cider made using only wild yeasts. The méthode champenoise style is made with a blend of pear and apple, and there’s a citrusy beer-like style that’s infused with fresh hops.
The Gurnett family is slowing covering the 74-acre former cattle-grazing property with orchards and gardens. They’ve already planted 3000 apple trees spanning 30 varieties, including French and English. There’s a number of wild Australian apple trees too.
The folks from nearby Amber Creek Sawmill built the cellar door with timber sourced and milled down the road at Fish Creek. Old-school timber Parks Victoria have been upcycled into picnic tables and feature walls.
The Gurnetts have a 50-kilometre radial limit for sourcing cellar door accompaniments. That means grazing platters featuring local sourdough, olives, Pangrazzi organic cheeses, seasonal fruit, house-made chutneys and Amber Creek Farm pasture-raised small goods. The Great Southern Rail Trail takes you straight to there.
Open weekends in winter, and daily in January.
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