The new Flying Brick Cider House
The Bellarine Peninsula in Victoria has welcomed the newest addition to its already impressive array of local producers with the opening of Flying Brick Cider House.
The retro-inspired venue features a tasting paddle of ciders, delicious food without the ‘fancy’, more than 20 local Bellarine wines, a solid selection of beer and Friday night ‘Roots’ – live music which traces the roots of rock, soul, rhythm and blues.
The brainchild of David and Lyndsay Sharp of Leura Park Estate and Jack Rabbit Vineyard, Flying Brick Cider Co was launched three years ago. The quirky name and brand come from the yellow-tailed black cockatoo whose local nickname is ‘flying brick’. Local legend has it that if a flock of black cockatoos flies overhead, you are blessed with good luck.
In addition to the three classic, award-winning Flying Brick Cider offerings – Original, Pear and Draught – the onsite cidery will be crafting boutique seasonal batches from fresh, seasonal fruit. Patrons can also grab a growler of cider to take home, a 1.89 litre growler bottle that patrons can purchase, take home and enjoy and then return for a discounted replacement growler of any on tap cider, including the latest boutique batch on the pour.
Another draw card for the Flying Brick Cider House is that it’s home to a new winery, Yes said the Seal. Launched just this month, Yes said the Seal comprises a suite of refined, limited release cool maritime climate wines unavailable anywhere else in Australia and crafted by leading Bellarine winemaker, Darren Burke.
Flying Brick Cider Co is located at 1251 Bellarine Highway, Wallington Vic.