What is Perry?

What is Perry? 

Put simply Perry is to Pears as Cider is to Apples.

Perry is an alcoholic beverage made from fermented pears, similar to the way cider is made from apples.  It has been a common beverage in England for centuries, however not so common in Australia until more recent years.  You will often hear commercial Perry being referred to as ‘Pear Cider’.

Here at Paracombe Premium Perry we use different varieties of eating pears from our family orchard in Paracombe.  Each Perry we produce is unique and distinctly different from the other.

Our Shed Door now offers Tasting Paddles, where you can tantalize your taste buds with a range of Perry’s, Cider and our Eau de vie.   We also have unique blends on tap that will be rotated, ensuring there will always be something new to try.

If you would like to know more about what happens to produce a golden sparkling Cider or Perry or discover something different please Contact Us to arrange a tour and tasting.

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Friday Shake Up! Pimms Punch

Pimms Punch


Total Time:   Less than 30mins
Serves:   1cidercup_86223_16x9



  • 1 bottle Paracombe Premium Perry ‘Eighty 4’
  • 3 handfuls mixed fruit pieces (such as Orange, Lime, Lemon, Strawberries)
  • 250ml Pimm’s



  1. Pour the Perry into a large jug or punch bowl
  2. Add a couple of straws and the mixed fresh fruit pieces, then gently pour the Pimms on top of the cider to create a separate layer.


Recipe adapted from BBC.

By |2015-08-27T23:48:07+09:30August 27, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Welcome to the Paracombe Premium Perry Blog

We hope you are enjoying our updated website many an hour was spent on our beautiful new branding, along with the website upgrade we thought it was time to let some light in on the amazing world of Perry and our little company that keeps going from strength to strength.

We hope you like our new blog and find the food matching, recipes and other Perry related chats informative and enjoyable to read.

Paracombe Premium Perry was started one year ago when fourth generation pear orchardist Damian McArdle thought it was time to put some of his orchards high quality fruit to a more varied use whilst the pears were great to eat why not make something to drink as well.  The experimentation began, plans were made and now one year after the first release Paracombe Premium has become the finest Perry producer in South Australia.

The first rule in all of our production is always respect the fruit.  Many so called ‘Pear Cider’ or Perry producers in Australia are forgetting that exact rule, brewed sugar water with 30% + – fruit concentrate is not anything close to respect.  All of our Perrys are 100% pear, grown on our orchid and pressed in our basket press on our premises.  Our quality starts at the tree and ends in the bottle we do it all.  ALWAYS RESPECT THE FRUIT!


Shown above is a limited release product in the range, 84 is a Dry style Perry made from 5 different pears grown in our orchard.  There are only 40 cartons produced at the start of our producing season so get in early or risk having to wait another year to get some.  We must suggest pouring yourself a long glass of 84 on ice.  Then serve with a room temperature double or triple brie.  Not a bad way to spend a weekend afternoon.  The creaminess of the brie is a fantastic offset for the dry well balanced 84.  Check our online store for availability and get your order in whilst you can.

Till next time drink up!

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