Established in 2015 after a boozy winery tour, the idea to create a craft cider was born. For Bianca, a fourth generation apple grower the dream was to take the apples that were deemed imperfect to sell and create an tasty cider, unlike the rest.
Established in 1961, Atlanta Orchards have been growing quality apples for over 50 years. Situated in Moorooduc, it’s here where Bianca crafted our first batch back in 2016 in an old shed among the orchards at 1061 Stumpy Gully Road.
Over 8 billion dollars in food go to waste each year in Australia alone. After seeing tonnes of apples literally rot in her own backyard each season Bianca decided she had to do something to fight the war on waste. Starting out the back in an old spare shed, a “No Waste Initiative” was born.
With a minimal carbon foot print, apples come straight off the farm, direct to the cidery. Without the need for burning fuel for transportation. All equipment used by the team at Ten Sixty One either uses air compression or electricity which is driven by full solar energy. All packaging is recyclable and is sourced locally.
Ten Sixty One by Atlanta isn’t just another cider, this is the product of a hard working orchardist, with a vision to make her community a better place.