Stories from the Ciderhouse

Stories from the Ciderhouse

Sunday 29 April

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Heritage. Storytelling. Cider.

Apple Trees. Cornish Fare.

Tarndwarncoort opens the garden gate to celebrate the completion of restoration works on the 1860s Ciderhouse. Enjoy cider, Cornish fare and guided tours of the 178 year old family farm. Paid ticket events include cider tasting masterclasses and “Stories from The Ciderhouse” performances.
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Visit the Dennis family at “Tarndwarncoort” and experience living pastoral history! As well, an official launch will mark the completion of the Ciderhouse restoration, a project supported by Heritage Victoria.

The Ciderhouse Gallery

The Ciderhouse

As one of Victoria’s oldest farming properties, Tarndwarncoort has a rich story that reflects the economic, social and environmental changes seen across the Western District since European settlement.

Storytelling – The Play

A new short play by Linnet Hunter bringing the unheard voices of the past to life ….telling the stories with the cider house at their heart. Engrossing, lively and lyrical.. your only chance to experience this one woman performance embracing all the apples of the family tree.

Cider – The Masterclass

Take part in a Cider Masterclass in the 1878 Dining Room in the Homestead with Mike Juleff of Crucible Cider – book your seat online.

Family portraits in the Dining Room

Cider master class around the family table

Heritage Apples

Apple tree pruning and grafting demonstrations by the Heritage Fruits Society in the garden. Then there is Tarndie’s own Polwarth wool to handle and witness grass-to-garment craft in action. Come for lunch – Cornish pasties and ploughmans lunch boxes with local declicaies served with that classic country hospitality, set outdoors in lovely courtyard and garden settings.


This event is part of the Australian Heritage Festival – to find more interesting events in April-May 2018 in your area, visit the National Trust event page here.

Book your tickets to the “Stories from the Ciderhouse” performance and the Cider Masterclass here:

Come to discover a delicious apple heritage through taste, performance and learning.

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