Hard Cider Producer and Orchardist New Zealand Tour
Join us as we welcome you to the Land of the Long White Cloud with a cool glass of New World cider. New Zealand, known for both its plentiful apple production and its skilled winemakers, has been applying its countrymen’s ingenuity to the craft cider category. This tour will explore the bounty of New Zealand’s use of cider variety apples and production of new world style cider. We hope you can join us for the adventure!
To Be Covered
Join us as we welcome you to the Land of the Long White Cloud with a cool glass of New World cider. New Zealand, known for both its plentiful apple production and its skilled winemakers, has been applying its countrymen’s tenacity and ingenuity to the craft cider category. This has resulted in a growth of NZ cider across the country. As the traditional UK cider market wanes, New World cider is taking the reins with volume production gains in the U.S, Australia and New Zealand.
Producers in these areas are making their mark through a keen focus on quality, innovative flavor diversity and category segmentation to appeal to wider audiences. There is much to learn from these skilled producers. Using a mix of dessert variety apples and European cider fruit, New Zealand cider makers have secured a niche in the marketplace through finely honed production processes, the efficient use of specialized equipment, a strong wine making foundation, and most importantly by making really fine cider.
Orchard & Cidery Stops
- NZ’s Largest Cidery producing 4 internationally exported brands
- New World Wine Making Techniques put to work in Cider
- New Collaborative Tasting Rooms
- Efficiency Focused Cider Production Methods
- See the grand scale of NZ’s favorite Yummy Fruit Orchards, Pack House and new Cidery
- Heritage Cider Apple Block Tours
- Discover NZ’s Oldest Cidery
- NZ’s most popular craft cider apple grower and producer
- . . .and many more!
This is a producer-only tour for commercial cider makers, cider business owners, commercial apple growers and those looking to begin commercial cider businesses. Registrants must be 21 years of age or older with a valid photo ID to attend.
Participants will need a passport valid for six months beyond their travel return date.
- Exclusive behind the scenes tours led by New Zealand’s best cider makers and orchardists
- Cider orchard tours and production talks
- Traditional beeswax cider storage methods
- Unique business structure and partnership discussions
- Innovative packaging methods and retail space tours
- Small and large scale cidery tours
- Lunch in NZ’s oldest pub
Martin Bucknavage, Luke LaBorde, Ph.D.
Luke LaBorde, Ph.D.