Enjoy a day of NZ's finest craft gins in the sun!
Generator@GRIDAKL - 12 Madden St - Wynyard Quarter
Day Session: 11:30am – 4:00pm, 29th February 2020
Evening Session: 5:30pm – 10:00pm, 29 February 2020
FESTIVAL G&T GLASS TO KEEP
FREE 5ML GIN TASTINGS
A FESTIVAL PROGRAM
GIN MASTER CLASSES
at the d:Stil Project Gin Theatre
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.
Meet the makers and attend gin, cocktail and tonic masterclasses in the on-site Gin Theatre.
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 Auckland's favourite food vendors.
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.
HI I.Q. LIQUOR MERCHANTS
Many liquor industry people roll their eyes when the phrase "best in the world" is rolled out, so often it is heard, so seldom proven. Hi I.Q. Liquor Merchants goes to great length to source the very best products and make them available to you, including Edinburgh, Fleischmanns and King Robert II.
Bureaucrats Gin is an innovative gin distillery located in Wellington NZ where two Wellington bureaucrats distill small batch, hand crafted original gins. Will you prefer their Coconut, Lime and Lemongrass Gin? Or maybe their Spiced Cinnamon Gin is the one for you? Whichever you choose, you’re sure to adore
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.
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
Dancing Sands Distillery starts from the most stunning place on the planet, Golden Bay New Zealand. We are New Zealand’s most awarded distillery crafting our simply stunning gin range from the classic Dry Gin and Sun-Kissed gins to the adventurous Wasabi-Strength and Chocolate gins. There is something for everyone.
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.
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.
DENZIEN URBAN DISTILLERY
When city people want a city gin to call their own they take matters into their own hands and go on a mission to build an artisan distillery. Fanatical in the pursuit of no-compromise craft gin, we distil rain water with native botanicals in a gorgeous hand-made copper still right in the heart of Wellington. We make brazen city gins.
Putting a premium twist on the premix world. A traditional dry gin made in the sunny Bay of Plenty from natural botanicals with a kiwi twist of Kawakawa and Horopito. New Zealand made, 100% natural, preservative free, low in sugar.
Pondering early rock n’ roll, we thought a few rudimentary instruments working together sound great - let’s work with the basics, get some robust tones going, then turn up the volume. This stripped back approach is how we created Victor Gin. Juniper, lemon, lemongrass, cardamon & coriander - all delicious flavour tones, uniquely decipherable, that hum together with nowhere to hide.
Indiginous 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".
LONG CLOUD WINES AND SPIRITS
Christchurch based boutique specialists, Long Cloud have carefully compiled a diverse portfolio of exciting brands that appeal to the kiwi gin drinker and their ever-growing appetite for something new and unique.
Brands that deliver great quality, flavour and have great stories to tell.
Shannon and her team are excited to showcase UK craft brands Chase, Warner’s and Rock Rose as well as Australian Hemp Gin at Gindulgence 2020.
We blend modern distilling techniques with time-honoured traditions. We celebrate an exciting play between expansive creativity and an unbending commitment to making spirits that will stand the test of time. This duality defines us, inspiring our approach to crafting the finest selection of copper distilled New Zealand gins, vodkas, rums and whiskies available.
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.
Authentic Italian Cuisine with a twist, it’s all gluten free! Fresh, simple and seasonal ingredients are at the base of our preparations. We change our menu weekly, but you will always find a couple of options of pasta, our famous deep fried mix (arancini, croquettes and/or deep fried mozzarella) and one or two desserts. We cater for vegan and vegetarians too.
At NomNom our motto is “ just doing our thing to bring you something delicious” with South East Asian inspired rice bowls... From organic Jackfruit and Sesame Tofu to free range Sticky Braised Pork and Kaffir lime fried Chicken. Always fresh. Always vibrant and always in careful consideration of the world around us.
The Rolling Pin are leaders in handmade dumplings - their foods are carefully crafted to bring you their unique twist on Southeast Asian cuisine. Since 2016, The Rolling Pin is celebrated in Auckland’s food-truck scene with a solid following. And in 2019, the team established a permanent home on Pakenham Street at Wynyard Quarters. Now you can enjoy their delicious foods from both the shop and food truck.
Theresa Murphy and Dean Rodrigues from the Event Flair Duo first jammed together 8 years ago at an open mic event, and since then have continued to create smooth sounds individually, with bands and together as a duo. With a strong music background each in their own right and inspired by classic jazz, acoustic and blues, Theresa and Dean’s renditions of old jazz favourites sure are a treat for the ears – enjoy.
The Ashby Boys have been gigging in for many years in various combinations and band names.
They started performing live many years ago in Wellington playing a number of residencies there. In conjunction with bars they have performed numerous private and corporate functions here and overseas. They mix old classics with newer music ranging from Bruce Springsteen, Pink, Coldplay, Ed Sheeran, James Bay, George Ezra, The Killers, U2, The Police, Fleetwood Mac to name a few and adapt their repertoire to suit each gig.
Little Biddy Gin
Turning Rain into Gold
12:15pm & 6:00pm
- The story of Little Biddy Gin and Reefton Distilling Co. one year in,
- How Reefton Distilling Co. took what many see as a negative and used it to help revitalise a small regional town,
- The lush rainforest on our doorstep which provides our abundant fresh native botanicals,
- Surprise treat for attendees!
The Craft of the Art
1:00pm & 6:45pm
- Types of stills and their uses,
- Different runs and how cuts are made,
- The styles of gins – dry gin, Geneva, Old Tom.
Behind the Scenes
with Blush and 1919 Distilling
2:00pm & 7:30pm
- Why name a distillery 1919, and NZ history,
- What makes us Blush and how Blush started on a kitchen bench,
- The difference between distilled, infused and macerated.
2:45pm & 8:15pm
- A beginners guide to distilling.
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 session when purchasing.
However, if you have purchased a ticket for the wrong session and want to discuss this further, please email email@example.com
Feel free to bring a blanket or folding chair to sit on while you enjoy your gin cocktails. Some seating will be provided.
Sorry to say, but no. We have a great selection of food providers on the day and most dietary requirements will be catered for. No external food can be brought into the event. See each location's individual page for the providers on the day!
Feel free to bring an empty water bottle.
Sorry, fur babies of all descriptions (except service dogs) will need to stay at home that day.
Gindulgence is R18. 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.
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.