Varieties: Dry Apple Cider and Foxxy Dabinett Heritage Cider
Location: Bunbartha, VIC
Mark and Jenny Morey are third generation fruitgrowers. On one of their trips to the UK to check on their Pink Lady apple exports, they discovered cider and the diverse ranges made. Thus Cheeky Grog Co was established in 2004, as a means of making cider to utilise 100% of the fruit grown on their own farms for a commercial return. This concept aligns with ReWine's ethos perfectly, and was one of the reasons we sought to stock their ciders.
After many years of trials and equipment purchases, they began bottling their cider in 2014. Maintaining it as a family run business, Mark and Jenny’s niece Lisa was hired to be the cider maker. As Lisa comes from a wine-making family (Her parents being the owners and brains behind Beechworth’s Sorrenberg winery), it was a natural progression for her to be able to highlight the tannins and flavour complexity in cider. Yet another reason why ReWine and Cheeky Grog Co. make such good friends!
They have since perfected the art of cider making using a unique blend of Pink Lady, Granny Smith and Heritage Apples. Their ciders consist of 100% home grown fruit with no added sugars.