Willie Smith's Apple Shed

Ciderhouse, Distillery, Eatery and Apple Museum.

An old apple packing shed, built in 1942 and full of character, the Apple Shed is home to Willie Smith’s award-winning ciders.

Just 25 minutes south of Hobart, in the Huon Valley, the Shed is a stone’s throw from the Smith family’s apple orchard.

With its rich soil and pure water, William Smith picked this perfect valley to grow apples back in 1888 and it’s still farmed today by his great-grandson Andrew Smith.

Andrew founded Australia’s first certified organic cidery, making real cider: French farmhouse style blends, bone dry English styles and limited releases using heirloom cider apples.

A hive of activity year-round, the cider house is also home to Charles Oates Distilling – named after Willie’s father-in-law, the first member of the family drawn to the Huon. A Tassie take on a French tradition, distilling Fine Apple Brandy and Apple Blanco on site in a copper alembic Charentais still; handmade in Tasmania but based on a 16th century cognac still from France - the only one of its kind in Australia.

Enjoy a cider tasting or distillery tour and tasting, and then feast on the Shed’s local, seasonal and sustainable dishes. The chefs utilise the farm’s abundance of organic apples in cider braised pork and house made apple pie - to name a few.

Friday night there’s live music - everything from eclectic folk to swing, and on a Saturday morning you can explore a showcase of local growers’ produce at the Willie Smith’s Artisan and Produce Market.

The onsite museum houses many treasures from the past alongside the infamous apple wall, which contains more than 390 varieties of heritage apples.

A great little shed that pumps - visit Willie Smith’s Apple Shed for seriously good cider and for a seriously good time.

2064 Huon Highway Grove TAS 7109
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