Our Delicious Ciders

red apple

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Fresh from the orchard

Our Red Apple Cider captures the fresh flavour of the unique Red Apple varieties used to make it. Grown in the sunny Nelson and Hawkes Bay regions of New Zealand, these flavourful and aromatic apples result in a juicy full flavoured cider.

See

Pale blush.

Smell

Red toffee apple.

Taste

Like biting into a fresh, crunchy red apple.

Try me with

Sticky BBQ Ribs.

Dryness

Tannin

Available in

Keg
500ML
330ML
crisp apple

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Keeping it honest

Our Crisp Apple Cider was the first we ever released and it marks the beginning of our journey and passion for cider. A simple, honest cider that continues to be a mainstay in the Zeffer range and a team favourite on a hot summers day. Crafted from a carefully selected blend of green apple varieties each known for their crisp, fresh flavours.

See

Bright golden straw.

Smell

Clean, green apple aromas.

Taste

Crisp, green apple tang, with a balanced dry finish.

Try me with

Steamed mussels.

Dryness

Tannin

Available in

Keg
500ML
330ML
hopped

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The perfect pair

Hopped cider brings together our favourite New Zealand hop and apple varieties to create a harmonious and balanced blend. Freshly crushed green apple varieties give this cider its crisp, refreshing character. While a blend of hops add a floral hop nose and tropical, citrus flavour. 

See

Golden.

Smell

Fruity Hops.

Taste

Crisp, refreshing, tropical, citrus.

Try me with

Prawn laksa.

Dryness

Tannin

Available in

Keg
500ML
330ML
ginger

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SPICED WITH KAWAKAWA

A natural alcoholic ginger beer made from freshly fermented ginger root on an apple base. To give this some extra kick we’ve infused Kawakawa leaves, a native New Zealand tree spice.

Enjoy a strong ginger hit, a long palate with mild sweetness and a lingering spicy finish that hangs around until the next sip!

See

LIGHT GOLDEN

Smell

GINGER, SPICE

Taste

STRONG REAL GINGER, SPICE, MILD SWEETNESS

Try me with

PAD THAI

Dryness

Tannin

Available in

Keg
500ML
330ML
two point five

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LOWER ALCOHOL WITH THE FULL ZEFFER FLAVOUR

Two Point Five is a complex blend of sunflowers, rose, jasmine and calendula flowers patiently cold-soaked in freshly crushed apple cider.

It presents lifted tropical notes of guava, mango and citrus. All elegantly balanced by fresh apple acidity to create a full flavoured, refreshing cider. 

See

LIGHT STRAW

Smell

TROPICAL

Taste

GUAVA, MANGO AND CITRUS

Try me with

CEVICHE

Dryness

Tannin

Available in

330ML
applecrumblecider

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A Kiwi Classic

This delicious cider has been infused with cinnamon, vanilla and blackberry leaves to give a mouthwatering drop that is like enjoying a freshly baked piece of apple crumble with vanilla ice cream.

It is beautifully balanced with intense depth of flavour and Zeffer’s signature freshness.

See

Deep Golden

Smell

Rich apple and cinnamon

Taste

Freshly baked apple crumble

Try me with

Vanilla Ice Cream

Dryness

Tannin

Available in

Keg
500ML
330ML
slack ma

Slack Ma Girdle

English West Country
2014
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This premium cider is made from a combination of over 50 different cider apple varieties. These specialised apples are sourced from small family run orchards in New Zealand. Nearly inedible on the tree the rich tannins and sharp flavour are transformed in the bottle. It’s a kiwi take on the famous West Country style. Released annually with a limited supply – it’s worth the wait.

Vintage

2014

Style

English West Country

Try me with

Aged cheddar.

Available in

500ML
6.6% ALC
demi sec

Cidre Demi-Sec

French Traditional
2015
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Medium sweet cider. 100% cider apples. Wild fermentation, naturally keeved to retain natural sweetness. Elegantly balanced with rich tannin and subtle oak character.

Vintage

2015

Style

French Traditional

Try me with

Crêpe Suzette

Available in

500ML
4.5% ALC
newtown pippin

Newtown pippin

Single Variety
2015
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Bone dry cider. Newtown Pippin cider apples. Full malolactic fermentation on oak. Zero residual sugar. Rich palate and long, complex finish.

Vintage

2015

Style

Single Variety

Try me with

Roast Chicken

Available in

500ML
6.5% ALC

The Zeffer Story

Our journey began on Sam’s parents farm in 2009 when Sam decided to try his wine-making hand at making cider. After extensive research we knew the style of cider we liked best. Not just any old ‘made from concentrate’ cider, we wanted to make real cider from real fruit with patience, craft and quality.

We knew that the final product would taste its best if we started with the best ingredients so we scoured the country to find specific apple varieties from orchards around New Zealand.

After long wintery nights crushing, an exploding fruit press, experimental brews and many hours spent hand bottling, we had

our first batch ready for release in the Spring of 2009. We sold it exclusively through our local Matakana Farmers market and were rewarded with great feedback, eager buyers and steady growth which ultimately allowed us to build our own cidery. And, while we are now the proud owners of a shiny new fruit press we remain faithful to our simple vision and ethos of making cider that we are both proud to put our name on and love to drink.

Our ciders are fermented in small batches and made with minimal intervention that allows the natural flavours and true character to shine without the use of any artificial colours or sweeteners. We love what we do and we love that we get to share it with you.

From the Team at Zeffer

Sam, Josh, Greg & Jody

sam

Years of winemaking experience and a finely tuned palate give Sam (our production manager) knowledge, craft and attention to detail.

josh

You’ll usually find Josh with his phone glued to his ear organising the next Zeffer event. He’s responsible for our sales and marketing so if you can't find Zeffer at your local, give him a call.

greg

Not your typical bean counter, more like apple counter. Greg adds the numbers to ensure you get your Zeffer at the best possible price.

Jody

Jody is our ferment master hailing from cider country in the UK. His global experience combined with his experimental nature means there is always another exciting cider on the way.

Made with love & craft

Made with love and craft

Contact Zeffer

Postal Address

4i Titan Place,
Silverdale,
Auckland
(09) 215 6028

Visit us for Cider

Cellar door sales available at our Tap Room, located at our cidery in Silverdale.