Your Free Perth Visitor Information Guide

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Core Cider House

Experience everything apples and cider! Set on 40 acres of apple orchards and only 35 minutes from the city, CORE Cider House is Perth Hills’ apple paradise! Offering guided orchard tours, cider tastings and orchard-to-table bistro overlooking the scenic orchard, CORE offers an authentic and quality country experience; a perfect place for a get-together, a day in the hills lunch, tour or corporate break-out. Every Sunday you can enjoy live music in the cider garden from 1-4pm (weather dependant). CORE are open from Wednesday to Sunday 10am-4pm (Sundays 5pm). For a 10% Discount off your bill, visit the Discounts Page.

Here’s a little history about the family and property; when Giovanni Battista Della Franca, planted the first apple trees on the property, he created a grappa that was (in)famous in the region and attracted many friends as a result. Two generations later, his grandson John, continues his liquor legacy and created the first CORE cider recipes after tonnes of experiments later, and tonnes of apples. 2nd generation Giancarlo Della Franca (aka ‘Charlie’) made a good rough red from a small vineyard on the property (still there today) to satiate the thirst of his extended family. Charlie’s son, Farmer John, started early in the orchard playing with ‘outsized’ Tonka toys. His fetish with tractors has never gone away … we don’t know when, but at some point he also discovered Booze!

John developed the original cider recipes over many years and after many experiments around midnight. John is where the Slightly Twisted comes into play as he has always done things in his own quirky way. His ciders are not ordinary either; individualistic with great character, eminently drinkable and absolutely quaffable (meaning you’ll always come back for more).



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