Cider & Juice
The Granite Belt is a well known apple growing region, and is the only area in Queensland suitable for growing apples, due to it's cool climate & altitude.
Sutton's Juice Factory, Cidery & Shed Cafe at Thulimbah (diagonally opposite the Big Apple) serves award winning apple cider and apple juice, alongside their fabulous apple pie.
Sutton's sparkling cider is crafted in accordance with traditional English and French styles. Expanding from cider, Sutton's have added apple brandy, lemoncello and apple cider vinegar. Their apple shed retail outlet was opened in 2002, providing in season produce and the wide range of their products directly to the public, and the Shed Cafe opened in 2008.
Today, Sutton's business has grown from a traditional apple orchard to a multi–faceted boutique business incorporating a juice factory, cidery, distillery, home style café and the ‘pick your own apples’ experience.
Ballandean Estate recently introduced their new Rock Cider, made from a blend of Granite Belt Apples and Sauvignon Blanc.