Sully's @ The Old Cheese Factory, Reidsdale

(02) 4846 1999
0407 292 181

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Sully's Cider at the Old Cheese FactorySullys Cider

At Sully's Cider we pride ourselves as being a bastion against the sugary, industrialised drink that has flooded the market posing as cider.

Our cider is made using genuinel cider apple varieties using traditional techniques. As with wine our cider is made on a vintage using either single variety or a blend of cider apple varieties. The result is a diversity of styles and flavours that change from season to season, batch to batch. Sometimes chewy and tannic, sometimes smooth and woody. They can be sweet and fruity or mouth puckering dry. The one thing we can pledge is that our cider will never be ordinary!

Explore everything; keep the best

John Evelyn 1620-1706
Diarist and cider advocate.

Reidsdale Sunset

Reidsdale sits high on a ridge between the Araluen Valley and the coastal escarpment, a mere 30km, as the Black Cockatoo glides, inland from Bateman's Bay (a bit further by road). Rich in natural beauty, saturated in the stories of early colonial settlers, and immersed in indigenous myth, Reidsdale is a special place. Religion, hunting, trade, pastoral leases, gold, timber, market gardening, orcharding, dairying and beef farming are the reasons that people migrated to Reidsdale, and roughly in that order. However it is its magical beauty that has encouraged many to stay.

The Irish were first to realise the potential in the fertile ridge that shadowed the tented cities of fortune. A unique micro climate dominated by late afternoon cool damp air, known locally as the ‘Monga Mist’, allowed dairying to thrive in the area. Reidsdale became known as Irish Corner and in 1912 a number of traditional Irish family farms merged to form the Reidsdale Cheese Making Cooperative. In 1927 a new state of the art cheese factory was constructed and the ‘Reidsdale Rural Cooperative Society’ was formed. Sully's at the Old Cheese Factory is housed in the original 1927 Cheese Factory.

An afternoon of mumbo jumbo and hullabaloo to toast the cider gods, chase off evil spirits and wake up the apple trees

Video: Traditional Cider Making (Michael Cavanagh)

Cellar Door & Cafe open for Lunch & tasting
Ploughman's Lunch
The Old Cheese Factory
Sundays 11am to 4pm.

Cider Tasting


and History

In beautifull Rural Reidsdale.


Unique Local Produce

Sully's Cider is made using recognised Cider ApplesSomerset Redstreak

Cider apples are cultuvars that have been grown specifically for the making of cider. Cider apples make superior cider, much as wine grapes will produce a superior wine.

Blotched Bluetongue
Blotched Bluetongue

Sullys Produce at the Old Cheese Factory
Damson Fruit Cheese

A range of pickles, preserves, juice and soft drinks. Inspired from a blend of local produce and culture with our unique family heritage.

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The Old Cheese Factory, 92 Sawyers Ridge Road, Reidsdale, NSW 2622.