The Orchardist and Cider Maker

Marc Serafino is the Orchardist and Cider Maker of Darraweit Valley Cider.

A former head chef from inner-city Melbourne, with 25 years’ experience, Marc Serafino and cider got serious way back in 2010. Marc’s intricate perception of flavours led to his distinct cider style.

However, he soon found that to make great cider, you need the right cider apples. Being a scarce resource in Australia, he set off to create his own orchard of cider apples.

In 2014, Darraweit Valley Cider House was established on a beautiful 42 acre property in the stunning valleys of the Macedon Ranges.

The rural cider-making roller coaster ride has not stopped since, and continues to pick up highly talented collaborators along the way. Darraweit Valley Cider House has become the natural evolution of this journey.