Our cider making journey began in 2008 with Sam and Hannah throwing in their day jobs with the (some said crazy) idea to craft real New Zealand cider from freshly crushed apples in a small shed in Matakana. The first ever batch of Zeffer was sold at their local Farmers’ Market to rave reviews. It was so popular they began stocking a few local stores and soon the word spread far and wide about just how good their cider was. And so, the team grew a bit bigger, tanks grew a bit bigger and eventually we moved Zeffer to Hawke’s Bay – the home of sunshine and apples!
Our taproom and bar is located just off the Hawke's Bay Trails, take a short on-road ride (1.5km) from Fernhill bridge, down Korokipo Rd. Try everything from our original Crisp Apple Cider and cult classic Apple Crumble Cider to limited seasonal releases. You can fill your own flagon, send cider home to your door step or simply enjoy a flight of cider and platter in the sun overlooking our (little) orchard.
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