The Alpine Cloudy Cider is made from a mix of roughly 50% red eating apples and the rest is a secret blend of cider apples. All of which are grown in the Wandiligong orchard. Itâ€™s lucky that there is even a Cloudy cider this year. Back when this vintageâ€™s fruit was growing it was the peak of Australiaâ€™s Black Summer. While the orchard was narrowly spared the worst of the bush fires the smoke hung thick in the air for 4-6 weeks while the apples were growing, reducing the sunlight hitting the fruit. Luckily the fruits thick skin didnâ€™t let in any smokey flavours, unlike many wine grapes who were also effected by the fires.