The Orchard


At Biota Orchards our ciders are artisinal and relfect the provenance that Harcourt has notourisly gained from over 150 years of apple growing in the Harcourt Valley.


Ciders produced from Biota Orchard are best reflected by the season, site and soil from which they are grown.  Our farming philosophy incorporates select strategies and applications from biological and organic management techniques in our pursuit to deliver a “natural expression” of our fruit from orchard to glass.


At Biota Orchards we advocate that incorporating such farming practices enhances our ability to build a legacy for future farming from our site, thereby  farming environmentally and sustainably through maintaining and improving the health of our soils ensuring future farming continuity.


The soil is our hero!