A large rustic barn surrounded by green pastures and old wooden outbuildings, Willie Smith’s Apple Shed is the home of Willie Smith’s Cider. It’s a place to learn about the apple history of the Huon Valley while enjoying food made in our kitchen from local, seasonal produce.
The shed is a hive of activity year round – see our menu and what’s on below.
Our menu is crafted with produce from local providers, meaning it’s quality, delicious and showcases the best of southern Tasmania. If salmon from the purest water on earth, or cheese made from the happiest sheep you’ve ever seen, sounds like something you’d enjoy, make sure you pay us a visit.
We produce an aged apple brandy from our still, in the same style as Calvados. We also produce a lighter apple spirit, Charles Oates Apple Blanco, a delicately flavoured spirit which you can learn more about below.
Enjoy a quintessential Valley day out at two of the Huon’s much-loved destinations – lunch with us at the Shed, before a cruise aboard the 1930’s Danish ketch “Yukon” on the beautiful Huon River.
Just 25 minutes south of Hobart, you’ll arrive at our old apple packing shed where you’ll enjoy a feast of local Valley produce, followed by a slice of our famous apple pie.
Then drive just 10 minutes down the road to Franklin, on the banks of the Huon River. Here you’ll board the Yukon’ the two-masted sailing vessel for the afternoon’s Calm Water Cruise departing from and returning to, the Franklin Marina.
Willie Smith’s are proud to showcase Huon Valley growers and local artisans, with an ever-changing variety of produce, gourmet nitrate-free pork products, honey, baked goods, condiments, jams, pickles and preserves. Also featured at the market are local handmade ceramics, handcrafted wood products, soaps, skincare and quality leather goods.
The Willie Smith’s Apple Shed kitchen is open from 10am offering brunch (or the full menu if you’d prefer) and awesome coffee every Saturday and Sunday.
Take a tour through the Apple Museum and learn about the rise, fall and recovery of the once infamous ‘Apple Isle’ of Tasmania and the Huon Valley, which was at its heart.
The self-guided tour takes around 20 minutes to complete, with many relics from the past and storyboards to guide you through. Our infamous apple wall contains over 390 varieties of apples – it’s definitely worth a gander!
Join the family
Our heirloom apples are grown, juiced, fermented, and bottled here, on our farm.
As a Cider Club member, the pick of these ciders are delivered, twice a year, straight from our farm to you.
You’ll discover a mix of member-exclusive and heritage release ciders, to drink and celebrate (yes, they’re that good) with your friends and family.
We’ll also throw in 15% off our cider and spirits online, free shipping, and invites to the odd dinner or two.