Enjoy a day of New Zealand's finest craft gins at Gindulgence!


Saturday 18th December 2021

Backup Date: 9th April 2022

12pm to 6pm

Trafalgar Centre

$59.00 + booking fee








All of our gin producers will have a signature G&T available for purchase by the glass along with other gin based drinks and cocktails.

Bottles will be available for purchase, so you can take home a bottle or two of your favourites!

Food will be available for purchase from some of Nelson's favourite food vendors.

Meet the makers and attend gin, cocktail and tonic masterclasses in the on-site Gin Theatre.



Curious by nature, Curiosity brings you gins with unique personality and a New Zealand flavour that stands out from the crowd. Made in small batches, whole botanicals are steeped in the base spirit for 24 hours before re-distilling, through ‘Yoyo’ the copper pot still, creating a true hand distilled aromatic gin.


Winner of the Alcohol Category in the recent Artisan Awards, we wanted to bring back the charm and charisma of the 1900s while creating an honest gin that kiwis could celebrate as their own. With a commitment to keeping things local, 1919 Distilling uses a 600L still that was custom built in New Zealand, source botanicals from small artisan suppliers some of which include Otago cherries and Raw Manuka Honey from the Bay of Islands.


Dancing Sands Distillery’s home is Golden Bay, a magical place in the Nelson/Tasman region. The pristine water they use to produce their premium gins is sourced from the aquifer that feeds the famous ‘Dancing Sands Spring’ - the clearest spring in the world! The distillery also has a Cellar Door open for tastings year round. Be sure to try their contemporary Dry Gin with a unique NZ twist, their Sun-Kissed ‘Strawberry & Rhubarb’ Gin, and their new world first NZ Sauvignon Blanc Gin - it's delicious!


Combining the skills of a 4th generation distiller from Normandy, the explosive inventiveness of a military engineer, and the massive noses of both, awarded No8 Distillery tickles tradition and your tonsils. We forage, distil, and bottle flavours to bring the party to your palate.


Created in honour of Reefton legend Little Biddy, a pipe-smoking, gin-toting, 4 foot tall goldminer. Our search for native botanicals takes us deep into the same West Coast rainforest where Biddy once fossicked for gold, to craft a uniquely New Zealand gin with a pioneer’s attitude.


South Africa’s premium citrus gin, is crafted from the wonderfully sweet and aromatic soft citrus fruit, sun-ripened and handpicked by selected mandarin growers from across the world.

Sundried ClemenGold peels take the flavour lead with eight botanicals to produce this smooth, Classic Cape Dry style gin with subtle hints of citrus.


Mama Cod is Nelson's premier gin and cocktail bar. For 6 years we have been combining our love of juniper with the creativity, stories and magic of distilleries throughout NZ and around the world to present the largest offering of gin in the country. Proud to be serving our bespoke gin cocktails at Nelson's inaugural Gindulgence event!


At Kiwi Spirit Distillery we believe good taste is good for the soul. We are a family owned and operated distillery redefining what quality means. We specialise in unique spirits handcrafted from the purest homegrown ingredients. With a family history of decades of distilling we’re staunchly dedicated to quality over quantity.


Blush is here to tickle your taste buds! Let our Rhubarb Gin or our latest Boysenberry take you on a flavour adventure. And YES our legendary Gin Slushies will be back and better than ever. Drink Local, Be Social #BlushGinNZ


Aotearoa’s goddess of gin. Juno Gin features fresh locally sourced botanicals, pure Taranaki mountain water and distilling artistry that has caught the notice of awards panels all over the globe. To complement their signature Extra Fine gin, Juno release a new gin each quarter that captures the unique abundance and essence of that season. From the rich narrative behind each gin to its gorgeous iconic black bottle and award-winning taste, expect the divine.


An emerging distillery set on the foothills of Mt Fyffe where the mountains meet the sea. Woolshed and Shearwater, two distinctly different artisan gins inspired by the rich history, local environment and unique Kaikōura birdlife. Justine blends her locally sourced botanics with an oceanic twist to tantalise your taste buds.


Imagination Gin is the passionate adventure of good mates Simon Wilson & Chris Charteris. After 2 years experimenting and scheming, we have established our distillery on the site of the original Tuatara Brewery in the Reikorangi Valley, on the Kapiti Coast. We focus on creating gin which delights those who drink it by delivering a smoothness and clarity of flavour that says quite simply and honestly, 'THIS IS REALLY GOOD GIN".


Strange Nature distilling bring you a range of premium New Zealand and imported gins. Strange Nature Gin, Broken Heart, Lind & Lime, Warner’s and Rock Rose. Exciting brands full of flavour that appeal to the kiwi gin drinker and their appetite for something new and unique. A diverse range of classic and contemporary styles for you to enjoy!


The word Alchemist has a rich history tied to many early Greek scholars. The early Alchemist were able to create gold from anything. The word Alchemist has since then formed into a person who creates something through a seemingly magical process. We do this in the way of creating our own liquid gold in the form of a cocktail.


An intimate and beautiful whisky and cocktail lounge situated in the historic New Regent Street in the heart of Christchurch. Offering is a hand-picked selection of around 250 fine whiskies, gins and a range of cocktails, craft beer and boutique wines.


Produced in the heart of New Zealand's internationally recognised wine region, Elemental Distillers is a Marlborough based craft distillery delivering premium spirits from individually sourced ingredients.

We work closely with independent farmers, foragers and cooperatives to ensure we get the finest quality botanicals from those who know and grow them best.


Inspired by Aotearoa’s amazing biodiversity, award winning Dr Beak gin will take you on a journey and expand your taste horizons. All but one of our botanicals and raw ingredients used are sourced locally. For every bottle of Dr Beak gin sold 5% of profits are donated to Forest & Bird.


Twelfth Hour Distillery was born from our desire to fuse fresh, tantalizing, exotic botanicals from around the globe with premium New Zealand gin – made by our group of friends for you to share with yours.  Small batch distillation ensures handcrafted premium quality every time.


Delicious food to go with your craft gin cocktails will be available on the day!


We will have great local acts to entertain you on the day!

Elisha Hobbs Music

12pm – 3pm

Jason McIver Music

3pm – 6pm


Learn about how our craft gins are produced and other interesting information from our masterclass speakers in the Gin Theatre.

Dancing Sands

We Don’t Just Make Gin: How Dancing Sands Looked to Other Nelson Businesses to Upcycle Distillation Waste

Our focus on becoming a more sustainable Distillery.

Partnering with other Nelson businesses to create our Gin Jam and Gin Wash.

What’s next on our sustainability journey.

No 8 Distillery

Breaking the Rules

The creation of No8 Distillery and our 3 Gin profiles.

Breaking the rules to innovate with third generation Distillers.

Eco-friendly: how to apply this philosophy everyday.

Presented by Julien Delavoie


The Craft of the Art


Types of stills and their uses.

Different runs and how cuts are made.

The styles of gin - dry gin, Geneve, Old Tom.


Roots Gin

Foraging for Roots

A botanical biography behind the seasonal ingredients sourced, picked and peeled for Roots Dry Gin.

Meet the locals and see the length Elemental Distillers go to in order to acquire the freshest botanicals from those that know and grow them best.

Presented by Ben Leggett.


All drinks for consumption at the festival must be purchased using Gin Dollars ($GD) stored on your festival wristband.


Visit the AWOP top-up kiosk on entry or anytime during the festival and load money onto your wristband.


Use your wristband to purchase from vendors.  It is the only form of payment that will be accepted for drinks.


On your way out, stop by the kiosk again to refund any cash left on your wristband.  You can also get your refund online at awop.co.nz/refunds within 30 days.


Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable so please make sure you select the correct day when purchasing.
However, if you have purchased a ticket for the wrong day and want to discuss this further, please contact Ticket Fairy support using the support link at the bottom right of the following page: https://www.ticketfairy.com/

Sorry to say, but no.  We have a great selection of food providers on the day and most dietary requirements will be catered for. See each location's individual page for the providers on the day!

Sorry, fur babies of all descriptions (except service dogs) will need to stay at home that day.

No children please, it's an adult-only event.

We have secure storage for your retail purchases.  These bottles will be kept safe until you collect them (see the map on your programme).  When you have made a purchase your bottle will be placed into a bag and you will be given a ticket to present on your way out.  They are not to be opened on site.

- If you are giving your ticket to a friend, you’ll need to register the new name with Ticket Fairy. To do this please contact support at support@theticketfairy.com.

- If you are re-selling your ticket to a friend, please use Ticket Fairy's resale system: Log in to Ticket Fairy, go to My Tickets, next to the ticket will be the option to sell your ticket, this will fully transfer the ticket into the new person's account. If you run in to any issues, please contact support at support@theticketfairy.com

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-  If you are giving your ticket to someone else to use, please either register the new name with Ticket Fairy or sell your ticket to your friend using the method in the answer to the previous question. Any problems, contact support at support@theticketfairy.com

Gindulgence aims to promote responsible drinking to create a festival environment that everyone can enjoy. Plenty of food, tonics and other non-alcoholic beverages will be available. Please don’t drink and drive, there are public transport options near our events and taxis or Uber are just a phone call or tap away.

The Gindulgence team will happily assist with phone numbers for safe transport options and information whenever needed.