Hospitality

Flying Brick Cider House

1251 Bellarine Highway Wallington 3222 VIC
Officially opening its doors in December 2014, this retro-inspired landmark venue is definitely calling. Think innovate space, a tasting paddle of ciders, amazing food without the ‘fancy’, the best Bellarine wines around, a solid selection of beer, live music every Friday and Saturday - you’ll get an inkling of what to expect – fabulous, funky, fun. Flying Brick Cider Co was launched on The Bellarine in 2010. The quirky name comes from the Yellow Tailed Black Cockatoo whose local nick name is ‘Flying Brick’. Known for their spunk, these birds are loved for their happy, playful and seemingly ‘naughty’ appearance and disposition. Local legend also has it that if a flock of black cockatoos flies overhead, you are blessed with good luck. Flying Brick ciders are traditionally crafted from 100% fresh fruit and - unlike many mainstream Australian ciders which are nothing more than synthetic carbonated water - contain no sugars, colours, flavourings or concentrates. Today, Flying Brick is one of the fastest growing boutique ciders in Australia with distribution moving across Victoria, NSW, Queensland and South Australia. The building design is true to brand, reflecting the Flying Brick bird itself with the exterior façade echoing its namesake’s colours and wing span. Inside, the imposing wood clad ceiling mirrors a commanding yet highly intricate wing structure. Head Chef, Dylan Keegan has designed a contemporary and distinctively different menu designed to inspire, share and indulge. Local produce and community group partnership are both key features. In addition to the three classic and highly awarded Flying Brick Cider offerings – Original, Pear and Draught - the onsite cidery is continually crafting boutique seasonal batches from fresh, seasonal fruit under Cider Master, Nyall Condon’s direction.