Small Acres Cyder named Champion Cider

Small Acres Pink Lady Apple Cider has been named Champion Cider at the 2023 Sydney Royal Beer & Cider Show.

The Pink Lady Apple Cider is a relatively new addition to the Small Acres Cyder portfolio, being released last year. “The Pink Lady is an iconic apple in the cool Orange region, and so we decided to release it as a cider,” says co-owner Nick Geoghegan. 

“It’s a traditionally made alcoholic cider reflecting the honeyed sweet and sharp taste of our locally grown fresh Pink Lady apples.

“We are thrilled with this accolade. We have received a number of awards at previous Sydney Royal Beer & Cider Shows, which gives us confidence in the consistency of quality that the Orange region can produce.

“Pink Lady apples are our favourite eating apple; the sweetness balanced by a lovely crisp acidity makes them a perfect fresh apple. 

“Visitors to our cellar door constantly ask about Pink Lady apples as they see them in the orchards and in the stores around Orange. We wanted to put these apples ‘in the glass’.

“Our first batch in 2022 quickly became one of our most popular ciders in the cellar door, in bottle shops and on tap in a few fantastic pubs and restaurants.”

The Small Acres Cyder Pink Lady cider is made from 100 per cent Pink Lady apples sourced from two orchards growing on the slopes of Mount Canobolas. There is no concentrate used in the production and no added water. The sweetness is derived from the region’s natural fruit purity.

The new award places the Small Acres Pink Lady Cider at the pinnacle of Australia’s ciders. This new award continues Small Acres Cyders’ successful year after recently receiving a gold medal for their 2021 Sparkling Perry at the 2023 Japan Cider Cup. 

The Sydney Royal Beer and Cider Show also awarded a Gold Medal to the Small Acres Cyder Pommeau 2021 and a Silver medal for Heritage Blend.

Small Acres Cyder ‘Pink Lady Apple Cider’, Orange Region 
4% alc, 330ml / $105.00 case of 24

  • Champion Cider, Sydney Royal Beer & Cider Awards 2023
  • Gold Medal, Sydney Royal Beer & Cider Awards 2023

2021 Small Acres Cyder Pommeau Apple Mistelle Fortified Cider, Orange Region 
17% alc, 375ml) /  $39.00

  • Gold Medal, Sydney Royal Beer & Cider Awards 2023

Small Acres Cyder Heritage Blend, Orange Region 
6% alc, 330ml / $120.00 case of 24

  • Silver Medal, Sydney Royal Beer & Cider Awards 2023

Distribution: The Small Acres Cyder range is available directly at and via selected bottle shops and restaurants in the Central West of NSW and Sydney.

For further information and images please contact:

David Cumming at Define Wine Marketing & Communications: 0414 736 342 or

Nick Geoghegan at Small Acres Cyder: 0418 153 785 or

Small Acres Cyder was established in Orange in 2007 with the vision to produce a range of ciders made with locally grown cider apples, utilising traditional and authentic production methods. Drawing on their experience in the UK, the founders were frustrated at the lack of premium ciders in Australia and so Small Acres Cyder was born. In 2021 Nick and Jannene Geoghegan took over the business and have continued producing premium ciders and perrys from their orchard on the slopes of Mount Canobolas.