St. Ronans Cider
“From the word go, I wanted this cider. There was just something about it. Maybe it was the cool label, its Yarra Valley roots or its Methode Traditionelle style. I wasn’t sure, but I had to have it – like Torvill had Dean, Hall and Oats or Ren had Stimpy (you catch my drift).” James Adams www.allaboutcider.com
Originally a collaborative effort from Eric Driessen and Troy Jones, now a family run venture at Eric’s other venue Badger Creek Blueberry Winery, St Ronan’s Cider has received great reviews across Australia (also a few inclusions in publications in the UK) since inception and takes its place among the best ciders produced in the world.
From small beginnings in the Yarra Valley, St Ronan’s burst onto the scene with a gold medal for their Methode Traditionelle Pear Cider in both the 2012 and 2013 Australian Cider Awards. In addition to these awards, winning the People’s Choice award in 2012 for the Methode Traditionelle Pear Cider cemented St Ronan’s place in the league of serious producers.
Today the Driessen family can be found on a small farm just outside the town of Healesville in the Yarra Valley, sourcing fruit from local growers, making cider and planting their own trees for the years to come.
As the flagship cider, the Methode Traditionelle is produced using the same method used for the production of Champagne. Why? “Because it produces an amazing drink of exceptional quality and style that we love to drink!”
With a focus on making ciders that are unique in Australia and produced from locally sourced fruit, St Ronan’s offers something very special for your glass. And now the initial offering of Methode Traditionelle cider has expanded to include 50 L draught kegs and bottled (stubbies) of cider, it is just that wee bit easier to get your hands on some!