Upcoming events


See us at these upcoming events

Koonara Wines Hamilton Fiesta – Friday 15 November, 4pm

Join us and Koonara Wines for a relaxed night under the stars, with live music, food, wine and kids entertainment. This is a family friendly event, with face-painting, hula-hoops, and Twister for the kids! Bring your mates and the kids, and enjoy Hamilton’s beautiful Botanic Gardens. WINE: Koonara Wines available by the glass and bottle. BEER

Mount Gambier Koonara Wines Food & Wine Fiesta – 17 January 2020, 4pm-late

Join us and Koonara Wines for a relaxed night under the stars, with live music, food, wine and kids entertainment. This is a family friendly event, with face-painting, hula-hoops, and Twister for the kids! Bring your mates and the kids, and enjoy summer in Mount Gambier. Other producers to be announced. Date: 17 January 2020,

Mount Gambier Street Food Festival – Saturday 25 January 2020, 12pm – late

Hosted by our good friends Natural Born Grillers, join local food and beverage producers for a fun family day in Mount Gambier. Bring the family – there will be kids entertainment with face painting, a jumping castle, toy library, lawn games and Cosplay entertainment. With live music throughout the day – this a wonderful event

The Cide Project Kalangadoo, South Australia, Real Apple Craft Cider

6 friends and an orchard..


How The Side Project started

In 2006 Pete and Caz planted an orchard of cider apples – and very quickly discovered they weren’t all that good eating. Consequently their cows were very happy (and fat).

It wasn’t until 2014 we thought we’d have a crack at making cider. We spent our weekend creating 100L of juice with 3 Breville juicers in the back shed.

Today our Side Project has grown into a independent craft cider and beerworks, that proudly calls Kalangadoo and the Limestone Coast home.

We still run our little business after hours and on weekends, and pride ourselves on creating genuine craft, small batch products made by hand from scratch.

  • Independently owned by 6 friends in the Limestone Coast.
  • Small batch.
  • 100% Kalangadoo apples grown on our orchard in Kalangadoo.
  • Top 10 finalist in 2016 Brand SA Limestone Coast Regional awards.

The Crew

Our ‘workforce’ includes a winemaker, a nurse, two horticulturists who own a small apple orchard in Kalangadoo, a marketing man, and a graphic designer.

We also rope in friends, family and unsuspecting passers-by.

Left to right: Jamie and Sally McDonald, Anita Cory, Carol and Peter McDonald, Joe Cory and Jim.

Contact us


Get in touch

Sales Manager

Jeff Croser – Email: sales@sideprojectciderbeer.com

Phone: 0408 946 999

Accounts / General

Jamie McDonald – Email: jamie@sideprojectciderbeer.com

Phone: 0416 138 003

The Side Project Cider and Beer Kalangadoo Limestone Coast