Cidery harvests gold, silver, bronze awards

The fruits of success.

The fruits of success.

Harvest Cidery general manager Hamish Jackson and cellar door staff member Teresa Pulman are elated at the Gisborne cidery’s gold, silver and bronze wins in this year’s New World Beer and Cider Awards. Picture by Liam Clayton

A variety of the original apple cider created by Harvest Cidery founders Brian and Irene Shanks almost 30 years ago has landed the Gisborne business a gold at this year’s New World Beer and Cider Awards.

The Gisborne cidery also brought home silver for its scrumpy with Raspberry, and bronze for Harvest’s Thomas and Rose cider with pear and passionfruit.

The cidery has brewed the flavoured scrumpy for the past five years.

“We’ve seen it come up through the ranks. The scrumpy with raspberry is among the top five in New Zealand. Harvest Scrumpy is number two in New Zealand’s scrumpy.

“The award is pretty big because it’s a nationally-recognised competition. More people submit entries to it than other awards in New Zealand.”

The win indicates a growing taste for apple and pear ciders, says Mr Jackson.

“Hopefully, that will mean more growth for Harvest. We have put in new tanks so we have the potential to double production. We count as one of the three big players in the business.”

A variety of the original apple cider created by Harvest Cidery founders Brian and Irene Shanks almost 30 years ago has landed the Gisborne business a gold at this year’s New World Beer and Cider Awards.

The Gisborne cidery also brought home silver for its scrumpy with Raspberry, and bronze for Harvest’s Thomas and Rose cider with pear and passionfruit.

The cidery has brewed the flavoured scrumpy for the past five years.

“We’ve seen it come up through the ranks. The scrumpy with raspberry is among the top five in New Zealand. Harvest Scrumpy is number two in New Zealand’s scrumpy.

“The award is pretty big because it’s a nationally-recognised competition. More people submit entries to it than other awards in New Zealand.”

The win indicates a growing taste for apple and pear ciders, says Mr Jackson.

“Hopefully, that will mean more growth for Harvest. We have put in new tanks so we have the potential to double production. We count as one of the three big players in the business.”

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