The Swan Valley is the oldest wine producing region in Australia, and we all know about the great fortified wines that come out of the area, but in recent years the Valley has seen a growth in craft breweries and locally produced ciders. With 9 different quality beer and cider producers on an easy to navigate loop, the City of Swan has launched the Swan Valley Cider and Ale Trail, and we’re well on board.
Take a look at the offerings that are right on our doorstep…
From their home in the Swan Valley, the Michael brothers were inspired by their love for local produce to produce some of WA’s best cider. More and more venues around town are pouring FUNK Cider, and the boys will be popping up at this weekend’s WA Cider & Pork Festival at Elizabeth Quay. We caught up with the Michaels to find out more about their apple-y goodness.
It was the fresh label design from Michelle Leslie that first attracted us to Black Kite Beverage Co. a couple of years ago – the labels are so zingy! And what the outside suggests is apparent with your first sip; the two options currently on offer from the Margaret River producer are an alcoholic lemon lime and bitters and ginger beer. Black Kite is run by sisters Kate and Georgia Ryan, their father Bernard and production manager Greg who work together on this successful, small, Western Australian business.