Win award-winning Kingston Black Cider from Willie Smith's

Crafted from an heirloom cider apple grown organically in Tasmania's Huon Valley

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Willie Smith's Kingston Black 2017 in orchard

Willie Smith's Kingston Black 2017 in orchard [©Willie Smith]

The Apple Shed - Home of Willie Smiths
Willie Smith's Kingston Black 2017
Willie Smith's Organic Cider - Andrew and Ian Smith
Willie Smith's Organic - tractor in the orchard


Fancy sipping on a Reserve Champion cider from the home of apples, Tasmania's Huon Valley? Since 2012 Willie Smith's has been crafting beverages true to type, showcasing the original cider apple varieties as well as distilling apple brandy.

With everything made within sight of the organically certified orchards, it's not surprising how fresh and delicious these ciders are. They're certainly proudly reinstating Tassie's old nickname of the Apple Isle.

Kingston Black is a famous cider apple that originates from Somerset in Britain and it's at the heart (or should that be core?!) of the limited release cider of the same name, affectionately known as Black Beauty.

We've tasted Kingston Black and are delighted to be able to share it with you - we have three three half cases of this award-winning cider to be won, each containing six 750ml bottles and valued at $160!

In early June, Kingston Black was awarded the Reserve Champion at the world famous, and highly prestigious, International Cider Competition at the Royal Bath and West Show (RBWS) held in the UK at Shepton Mallett, Somerset.

The RBWS is the largest agricultural show in the South West and is regarded by many as the bastion of traditional cider in the UK – the spiritual home of cider really.  The judges’ comments finished with “Brilliantly executed. Bravo.” Now you can’t ask for more than that!

Kingston Black is not alone in the awards department either. From its home at The Apple Shed, Willie Smith's has crafted a number of acclaimed ciders from heritage apples. Innovation too is a hallmark of these Tasmanians orchardists, cider-maker and distillers: from apple brandy to whisky barrel-aged cider and cider-washed cheese, the tastes are always finely crafted.

Check out the tasting notes for Kingston Black here »

Read more about Willie Smith's on the links below and enter now to win one of three half cases of Kingston Black Cider - you could be sipping on a truly international Champion come Spring! Plus you can join their mailing list to hear their news first hand! 

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Three prizes are each a half case (6 x 750 ml bottles) of Willie Smith's limited release Kingston Black cider, valued at $160 each plus delivery. Sorry but cider prizes can only be delivered around Australia.

Joining Willie Smith's mailing list is optional and not a requirement to be in the draw.

The competition is open to all subscribers and Members over the age of 18. Entries open 4th July 2018 and close midnight 3rd September 2018. Winners drawn 4th September 2018 and names posted on our winners page.  See our competition terms and conditions here »

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