New Zealand’s leading indigenous food and beverage producer, Kono NZ, is proud to release their very first cider, Tutū Cider. This delicious single varietal cider is crafted using the company’s very own Fuji apples, sun ripened on their ancestral lands in Nelson at the top of the South Island. From the planting of the trees, to the final bottling of the cider, the Kono team carefully crafts each step of the process, to provide a cider that offers a fresh, crisp fruit bouquet.
“We’ve grown the apples, pressed them, and brewed and bottled Tutū Cider all here in Nelson. It’s a craft cider made in a traditional way using an old secret family recipe,” Jarrod Robinson, Cider Maker, Kono NZ.
“Having already garnered an excellent national and international reputation for our Tohu, Aronui, and Kono wines, we knew that we had the skill and knowledge to present a unique offering to a growing segment of the beverage market,” Mike Brown, GM Sales & Marketing, Kono NZ.
The name Tutū was chosen as it is a Maori colloquial term for being cheeky and mischievous, fitting for the younger, sprightlier sibling of the Kono beverage family.
Tutū Cider will be available in California this winter.
For further information please contact:
Export Manager – Kono Beverages