Apple blossoms and bees: A symbiotic relationship

If you’ve ever seen a ton of bees clustered on an apple tree, flitting from blossom to blossom, you are getting a sneak peek at the way in which bees and apple trees work together to produce one of nature’s greatest gifts (apple cider, of course!) This mutually beneficial arrangement is perfect for both the…

Welcome to Ugly Apple!

If you love cider and fruit wines, you’ve come to the right place! Here at Ugly Apple, we challenge you to explore traditional Spanish-styled ciders and fruit wines made and served the way they should be – fermented on the lees, and served cold, using the Spanish long pour. Not sure what the long pour…

Award-winning Cider.

Our ciders have been winning international awards since 2016, while competing against some of the best cideries in the world.

Cider in the Rough.

Welcome to Ugly Apple, where we are creating a traditional cider the way it’s meant to be, using wild apples and natural yeasts. Our cider is not carbonated, and should be served chilled, and using the long pour for natural fizziness. Producing cider using natural yeasts is a true cider adventure, because you never know…

Wild Apples are Better

On our farm we honour the ugly apple, the apples often overlooked in modern cideries and wineries. These apples were once valued for the flavour profile they bring to cider, and we’re happy to give them the attention they deserve. Why is wild better? Wild apples are more complex and bring a depth of flavour…