TeePee Cider is a boutique artisan cider producer in Carterton that grew out of a vision of making traditional West Country cider in Aotearoa/New Zealand, re-creating the whole process from tree to bottle, resulting in their award winning Earl's Drop.
At TeePee Cider they begin by using cider apple cultivars, mainly originating from the West Country such as Kingston Black. These cider trees are then grown as standards with a grass swath below, tended by sheep with no herbicides or insecticides used. Cider apples are then only sourced from their private orchard called Beau Vista Orchards.
Cider making at Teepee Cider only happens once a year at harvest time where a traditional rack and cloth press is used. The cider is then made in a style invented by the English gentry, sparkling, the method that later came to be known as methode champenoise.