Graham and Mary Jones run Kangaroo Island Ciders, using apples
grown in their Kangaroo Island orchards to make Colony Cove ciders and
sparkling apple juice.
chose Kangaroo Island as it has a cool climate with adequate winter chilling
for most cider apples. The first trees were planted in 2004, and their orchard
now hosts over 30 varieties, including the old English varieties – Yarlington
Mill, Kingston Black, Improved Fox Whelp and Blenheim Orange. In November 2012,
the ciders were launched including the original medium dry cider and the
draught medium sweet cider. Non-alcoholic Apple Sparkler is also available.
launching, Kangaroo Island Ciders has consistently won medals at the Royal
Adelaide Show Beer and Ciders Awards and the Australian Cider Awards.