By Natalee Kerr
The Bellarine is set to host the first ever Australian Cider Day, paying tribute to the “humble” drink.
Organiser Lyndsay Sharp said Flying Brick Cider Co was the first cidery in the country to partner with national body, Cider Australia, to stage the celebration.
The inaugural Australian Cider Day will land at the Wallington venue on March 14 with an array of music, activities and cider on offer.
Ms Sharp said the event was a “huge deal” for the cidery.
“We’ve got the fabulous line up of four tribute bands, lots of great food, cider, wine, beer, cocktails and behind-the-scenes cider making demonstrations,” she said.
“Hopefully it will be a great thing for the region.”
A line-up of the “most popular” tribute bands in Australia, including BABBA and local cover band Test Pilot Molly, will rock the venue on the day, according to Ms Sharp.
“Patrons will be entertained all day as they revel in some of the most iconic music the world has ever known,” she said.
Flying Brick will give cider making demonstrations throughout the day, enabling attendees to explore, taste and learn about crafting boutique ciders from fresh fruit.
A range of beverages will also be available on tap alongside lots of food offerings.
“New release ciders will be on the pour throughout the day, as will a couple of cheeky cocktails the Flying Brick team have been busily devising,” Ms Sharp said.
Children under 12 receive free entry, with a jumping castle, face painting and balloon artist set to keep the kids entertained.