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Dear cider lover - our little business has had some ups and downs over the past few years, from COVID and kids - to cancer. However we want you to know we are still committed to making great cider and we look to come back in 2022 better than ever. For the short term it means that some of our loved products (like Frankie) won't be available. Please stick with us, it will be worth the wait.

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 trees in Kalangadoo – with an idea to one day make cider. Eight years later we pressed our first cider apples using 3 Breville juicers and creating a tiny 100L of juice.

From that day our ‘Side Project’ was born. Today we still run our little business after hours and on weekends, but have thankfully come a long way since our Breville days!

We pride ourselves on creating genuine craft, small batch products – and proudly call Kalangadoo and the Limestone Coast home.

  • 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.

Our team

Our ‘workforce’ includes the Cory family – Joe who is a winemaker by day, Anita and their two young boys, and the McDonald family – Pete and Carol who own a small apple orchard in Kalangadoo, and their son Jamie and daughter-in law Sally who are both in marketing and graphic design.

In 2018 we were joined by Jeff Croser – a talented brewer – and our Sales Manager.

We are very lucky to have a diversely talented crew, which means we can control every aspect of our business.

Our cider maker Joe has over 15 years experience making award-winning wine, which allows us to craft high quality consistent cider, and by growing our own apples it allows us to use premium fruit.

Our two families spend many late nights and weekends together and we still remain good mates!

We appreciate you supporting independent craft. If you have any feedback or would like to get in touch, please drop us a line.

Contact us

Get in touch

Sales Manager

Jeff Croser – Email:

Phone: 0408 946 999

Accounts / General

Jamie McDonald – Email:

Phone: 0416 138 003

Beer and BBQ Festival – HomeBrewed – Adelaide 5-7 Feb 2021

Date: 5-7 Feb 2021 Venue: Adelaide Showground Ticket price: $24.46-$89.37 We’re very pumped to be joining the BBF HomeBrewed Festival in December. We will have new ciders for you to try; including our newly released The Doo Cider. BUY TICKETS With a mandate to showcase SA’s best brewers (and some of their interstate buddies) alongside

The Side Project Cider and Beer Kalangadoo Limestone Coast