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 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:

Phone: 0408 946 999

Accounts / General

Jamie McDonald – Email:

Phone: 0416 138 003


We produce small batches and sell to these awesome bottle shops and restaurants. If you would like to stock our craft cider or beer, please contact us.

Mount Gambier

Jens Hotel
40 Commercial St E, Mount Gambier SA 5290

The Gambier Hotel
2 Commercial St W, Mount Gambier SA 5290

South Eastern Hotel
235 Commercial St E, Mount Gambier SA 5290

Park Hotel
163 Commercial St W, Mount Gambier SA 5291

Metro Bakery
13 Commercial St E, Mount Gambier SA 5290

Presto Eatery
37 Commercial St E, Mount Gambier SA 5290

Limestone Coast Pantry
1/20 Harrald St Mount Gambier SA 5290, Mount Gambier SA 5290

The Apple Farm
77 Clarke Rd, Ob Flat SA 5291

Commodore on the Park
Cnr Jubillee Highway and Penola Road, Mount Gambier SA 5290

The Barn Steakhouse
747 Glenelg River Rd, Mount Gambier SA 5290

Blue Lake Golf Club
Grant Ave, Moorak SA 5291


The Royal Oak
31 Church St, Penola SA 5277

The Price of Wales
58 Church St, Penola SA 5277

Pipers of Penola
58 Riddoch St, Penola SA 5277

Upstairs at Hollick
11 Racecourse Rd, Penola SA 5277


Chardonnay Lodge
15006 Riddoch Hwy, Coonawarra SA 5263

The Coonawarra Store
Memorial Drive, Coonawarra, SA, 5263

Port Macdonnell

Periwinkles Cafe
63 Sea Parade, Port Macdonnell SA 5291


Sip’n Save – Somerset Hotel
2 George St, Millicent SA 5280

Mayura Station
Canunda Frontage Rd, Canunda SA 5291


The Naracoorte Hotel
73 Ormerod Street, Naracoorte SA 5271


Vic Street Pizza Project
6 Victoria St, Robe SA 5276


Beachport Hotel
17-21 Railway Terrace, Beachport 5280


Naracoorte Hotel/Motel
73 Ormerod Street, Naracoorte SA 5271


Tosca Browns
211 Gray St, Hamilton VIC 3300

Upcoming events

See us at these upcoming events