For Tony and Susan Thorogood, making superb apple wine has become a brilliant obsession and has seen them become leaders in the field of boutique hand made ciders, apple wines, apple liqueurs and apple beer. For each golden glass there is a story – one Tony and Susan are happy to share with visitors to their cellar door. Their organic and chemical free orchard was established in the heritage mining town of Burra in 1990 where they planted more than 70 different apple varieties. Frosty winters and hot summers have proven ideal for the old European apple varieties, which transform into beautiful wines. Fruit is crushed using an old Italian basket press and then fermented and matured in oak.
And make no mistake, the fine apple wines available from Thorogoods are thoroughly alcoholic and follow century old traditions.
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