A note from owners Adam + Grace D’Arcy
In 2019 we embarked on life’s biggest journey – becoming parents. As the universe would have it, 2019 would also see another dream be birthed, the launch of Plenty.
Family is a major part of who we are. Whilst our location blesses us with the perfect conditions to craft ciders, our family members have called Plenty home for over 30 years – this is where we belong. The support of nearby grandparents, aunties and uncles will allow us to grow our business & family simultaneously, whilst staying true to our old school values of being respectful + caring of others.
The beauty of being family owned is that we are able to impart our refreshing outlook on life into the ciders we produce – creating a range which is innovative and charismatic.
‘Adam’s path to Plenty.’
On the path to ‘Plenty’ cider-maker Adam has made a few pip-stops.
It all began as a South Aussie boy spending time amongst the vines during school holidays. At nineteen, the opportunity arose to spend vintage at the award winning Langhorne Creek winery – sparking a lifelong career and passion for production. A strong work ethic and enthusiastic personality led Adam to work as a contract wine maker, using some of the country’s most technical equipment. The Plenty range illustrates Adams experience in the winemaking arena through innovative small batch products.
At twenty eight he crossed ‘the Strait’ and took on the role of Head Cider-maker at Winemaking Tasmania. Here he worked with brands to develop their cider ranges, all the while envisaging his own. His final pit-stop came as Production Manager at Willie Smiths, where in his own words he learnt “a totally different style of cider; it reminded me of winemaking with its use of various apple varieties with broad ranging flavour profiles.”
Recently, Adam had planted his own orchard and worked on building working relationships with quality fruit producers in the Derwent Valley. The launch of the Plenty brand has seen commentators describe the range as ‘walking the line between wine and cider,’ a style which can be attributed to his decades of industry experience.