The Napoleone family are third generation fruit growers. Their business Red Rich Fruits is one of the biggest producers in Victoria growing several varietes of apples, pears and stonefruit. Their first vineyard was planted in 1987, and the inaugural vintage of Punt Road Wines was in 2001. 2008 then saw the creation of Napoleone Cider and 2014 saw the birth of Napoleone Brewers.
All of Napoleone’s ciders are crafted onsite using estate-grown fruit, 100% fruit juice, no concentrates and no added sugars. The apple ciders use Pink Lady, Granny Smith, Fuji and Sundowner apples. The pear ciders use Beurre Bosc and Packham’s Triumph pears.
The beers include lager, pale ale and porter.
The cellar door is open 7 days from 10am and offers tasting paddles of beer and/or cider for $12. If you are just looking to chill out and have a few drinks, they also offer pots and pints too. Brewery tours are also available for $20 a head, which includes a tour and tasting which runs on Saturdays at 11am or by appointment.