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.
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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.
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.
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.
The subtlety behind making great cider starts with the right varieties, a blend of varieties. Planting new orchards is a continual task. Here we meet owner Naomie Clarke-Port to learn more.
Come and meet Frank’s Cider at the Williamstown Heritage Beer and Cider Festival that will showcase independent Australian owned and operated breweries and their best beers.
The event will be held at the historic Seaworks Precinct on Saturday the 25th of November 2017 from 12pm till 7pm.
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
Come and visit us at the expo 25-27 AUGUST 2017 – NEWCASTLE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE
Street Address: Newcastle Showgrounds, Browns Road, Broadmeadow.
Phone: 02 4921 2100 www.nec.net.au
Conveniently located six minutes from the centre of Newcastle on the Newcastle Showground. Access by car is via the main entrance off Griffiths Road. If travelling from the north or south of Newcastle, the F3 Freeway is only a short distance away. The Centre also has an on-site taxi rank and is only a short stroll to the Broadmeadow Train Station.
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Thank you again for entering and good luck. We’ll be drawing the travel prize winner in late January. In the mean time, we hope you enjoy Frank’s Cider. For a list of stockists, visit http://www.frankscider.com.au/chapter-3-where-is-frank/
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