The Australian cider industry’s national conference will be held in the Perth Hills of Western Australia across three days from May 3.
Organised by national industry body Cider Australia, AusCider brings together cider producers, fruit growers, researchers and cider industry representatives from across Australia and overseas.
Warwick Billings, President of Cider Australia, said the conference will deliver a unique program of technical, sensory, science, production and business-related cider education across two and a half days of seminars, networking events and behind-the-scenes visits to local orchards and cideries.
“This year’s conference theme is The Business of Cider. Keynote speaker Ryan Burk from the United States will join Australian and international experts to discuss the hows and whys of running successful craft cider businesses,” Warwick said.
“We are excited about holding our first event in Western Australia as it will allow us to forge stronger linkages with the Western Australian cider community and showcase the innovations and developments happening in Western Australia and beyond.”
AusCider 2023 is presented by Fermentis and Pomewest and supported by local partners and sponsors including the Western Australian Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development.
AusCider 2023 includes the following ticketed events (they can be purchased separately or as a package):
WED 3 MAY
AUSCIDER WELCOME DRINKS (6pm – 8pm, The Vault Restaurant, Kalamunda) – Ticket price includes welcome drink, canapes and tastings of local ciders. $40/$30 Members.
THU 4 MAY
AUSCIDER CONFERENCE SESSIONS (8am – 5pm, Kalamunda Performing Arts Centre) – Ticket price includes morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. $200/$150 Members.
AUSCIDER DINNER (6pm – 10pm, Core Ciderhouse, Pickering Brook) – Ticket price includes a 3 course dinner served with local ciders, a tour of Core’s orchard and cidery development and return coach transport from Kalamunda/Perth CBD. $140/$105 Members.
FRI 5 MAY
AUSCIDER ORCHARD & CIDERY TOUR (9am – 4pm, Perth Hills/Swan Valley) – Explore cideries and apple orchards in the Perth Hills and Swan Valley while learning about the relationship between cider maker and apple grower and the latest developments in production and sustainability. Ticket price includes return coach transport from Kalamunda/Perth CBD and morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. $180/$135 Members.
For more information visit www.cideraustralia.org.au/auscider.
This is an edited version of a media release distributed by Cider Australia.