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Meet the Makers Series

Summer Cherries

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There are few more satisfying ways to indulge your culinary senses at Christmas than to wallow in a bowl of juicy ripe cherries. Cherries are stacked full of juice, which is what gives Frank’s Cherry Pear Cider its rich red colour and beautiful aromatic cherry flavour. Here we meet Meat & Feast’s John Botha, who runs Frank’s Cider Bar & Cafe. John’s team cook with seasonal local produce from the Huon Valley, including the cider and cherries (from Dale Griggs’ farm in Franklin) that are ripening at this time of year.

Blossom Time

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Spring is the time the blossom appears. For a few short weeks, if we’re lucky, the sun shines, flowers emerge and bees including the native bees, honey bees and bumblebees, get on with the job of pollination.

Pruning the Orchard

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It takes years of experience to prune a good apple tree. One of the unique things about Frank’s is the tree-ripening that occurs later than almost all other orchards in the Huon Valley. This means longer for the apples to mature and gain their distinctive rich flavour. Here we meet Frank’s Orchard Foreman Lee Cragg who explains more.

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TASMANIA’S MOST AWARDED CIDER

It takes time to prepare great produce and Frank’s have had over 100 years. Frank was the third generation of the Clark Family to farm at Woodside, established in 1836 by John Clark, the area’s first white settler.

Some of our trees, from the oldest heritage orchards in Australia, are over 160 years old and ripen later than any others in the Huon Valley. Tasmania’s cool climate and long-seasons ripening fruit on the tree are what creates the taste.

Our multi award-winning ciders are made from 100% pure Tasmanian fruit.

Frank planted many of the trees still harvested for cider by today’s 5th and 6th generations of the Clark Family.

FRANK’S SUMMER PEAR CIDER

is a deliciously crisp, refreshing ‘sweet perry’ created from heritage pear varieties. The sparkling, ‘just picked’ pear flavour hits you from the first sip. 5% ABV

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FRANK’S SUMMER APPLE CIDER

is blended from tree-ripened apples (mostly Golden Delicious) and is medium sweet and sparkling. This cider is light, crisp and immensely refreshing. 5% ABV

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FRANK’S CHERRY PEAR CIDER

is a delicate fusion of two much loved Tasmanian favourites. The subtle flavours of real cherries and pears combine to produce a sparkling, medium sweet temptation. 3.5% ABV

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FRANK’S RASPBERRY PEAR CIDER

Frank’s Raspberry Pear cider combines the very best of Tasmanian fruits. Enjoy the underlying tones of tree ripened pear, overlaid with a subtle raspberry finish. This cider is a medium dry blend of ripe berries and luscious pears, sparkling with fruit and flavour! 8.0% ABV

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LATEST NEWS AND EVENTS

2017 Australian Cider Awards

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We’re proud to have received four new awards this month from the 2017 Australian Cider Awards, including a Bronze medal for our new Raspberry Pear.  Thank you to all the judges, sponsors and organisers for a great event.

  • New World Medium Cider (Class 2A) BRONZE – Frank’s Autumn Reserve Apple Cider
  • New World Sweet Cider (Class 3A) BRONZE Franks Summer Apple Cider
  • Method Traditional Perry (disgorged) Class 8A/B SILVER Method Traditionelle Perry
  • Cider or Perry with Fruit Class 11 BRONZE Frank’s Raspberry Pear Cider

 

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SUMMER TIME TASTING

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