Lobo

Welcome to Lobo

Michael Stafford & Warwick Billings, Owners

LOBO is the Brand of Artisan producers Michael Stafford, a 5th generation Adelaide Hills Apple & Quince  grower, and Warwick Billings, a cider maker originally from Somerset , the cider capital of the UK where he has been involved in making cider since he was 8.

"Our ciders are cloudy, unfiltered, undiluted,  and 100% authentic . Our  cider is made from crushed apples that are allowed to settle briefly and then begin to ferment. After a period we add some cultured yeast and then continue with a  long cool fermentation. At the right moment the fermentation is arrested capturing the full length and depth of flavour that characterises LOBO and the cloudy wholesome cider is then put into bottles. A natural apple and yeast sediment is present in the bottle."

Having made a produced a true traditional apple cider  Warwick & Michael turned their experience to making unique & different spirits using Michael's produce.

“Two of the results are LOBO Quince Gin & LOBO Apple Brandy (what the French call calvados) . Both offer a truly unique taste that brings joy to the senses.”

Michael Stafford & Warwick Billings

Owners

“Two of the results are LOBO Quince Gin & LOBO Apple Brandy (what the French call calvados) .  Both offer a truly unique taste that brings joy to the senses.”