McCashin’s Brewery is proud to bring you their Rochdale range of delicious apple ciders. The McCashin Family Brewery is exactly where it always was, in Stoke, Nelson, at the top of the South Island, New Zealand. In the 1930s, the brewery site was surrounded by apple orchards, which made it a darn good place to make cider. Rochdale bottles began rolling out of the little Stoke brewery during WWII, giving servicemen something else to return home for. In the 1970s, the Rochdale Cider Factory remained proudly the sole cider maker in New Zealand. And it was still going strong when the McCashin family bought the cider factory in 1980. They continued to improve the Cider, which went on to win some very shiny medals. Rochdale Cider is still brewed the same way it always was.
Made with devotion, and delicious apples. Our apples are picked at their ripe and rosy best in Autumn. Our ciders are traditionally brewed using only the most delish tree-ripened New Zealand apples and the purest artesian water on earth (which coincidentally also comes from NZ).
Rochdale cider has ‘no preservatives’ and is ‘gluten free’ (NZ first!).