Tasmanian premium cider Frank’s Summer Apple, Summer Pear and Cherry/Pear Ciders now available across Tasmania and in selected venues nation wide.
In 2014 the doors to Franks Ciderhouse and Café opened where you can taste and purchase the ciders and learn about the history of apple growing in Franklin and the Huon Valley. Franks Ciderhouse & Café is located in the beautiful Huon Valley town of Franklin, only 40 minutes’ drive of Tasmania’s capital city of Hobart.
Here you are able to able to sample a free tasting of Frank’s Cider and enjoy a coffee, cakes, Huon Valley salmon and Cheese platters and a lunch menu of freshly made seasonal dishes.
During your visit you can wander through the Franklin Apple Museum and grounds of nearby St Johns Church and Cemetery where Frank Clark is buried.
We offer orchard tours at certain times of the year and live music on Sunday afternoons. From time to time we have nighttime events such as Funnies at Franks. For the most up to date information follow our Facebook Page here.
Our café is available for night-time private functions and can seat up to 100 people.
Frank’s… A Tasmanian Cider Story! Multi award winning ciders created from 100% Tasmanian fruit and sparkling with tree ripened flavour.
It takes time to prepare great produce and Frank’s has had over 100 years. Frank was the third generation of the Clark Family to farm at Woodside, Franklin, established in 1836 by John Clark, the area’s first white settler.
Some of our trees, from the oldest heritage orchards in Australia, are over 160 years old and ripen later than any others in the Huon Valley. Tasmania’s cool climate and long seasons ripening fruit on the tree are what creates the taste.
Today Frank planted many of the trees still harvested for cider by today’s 5th and 6th generations of the Clark Family.
Naomie-Clark Port and her husband Tony Port are current custodians of the Woodside Family orchard and were the founders of Franks Cider Company in 2012. Franks Cider which is now being sold Australia wide through Dan Murphy’s and other selected bottle shops, bars and restaurants.
Open 7 days Spring, Summer and Autumn – 10am to 5pm Winter – 10am – 4pm