Enjoy a day of New Zealand's finest craft gins at Gindulgence!
2nd April 2022
$59.00 + booking fee
Please remember to bring photo ID and your current "My Vaccine Pass". Both are required for entry per government regulations.
FESTIVAL G&T GLASS TO KEEP
FREE 5ML GIN TASTINGS
GIN MASTER CLASSES
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.
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.
Bureaucrats Gin is an innovative gin distillery located in Wellington NZ where two Wellington bureaucrats distill small batch, hand crafted, award winning, original gins. The Bureaucrats will be bringing you their usual big bold botanical beauties along with some brand new creations, only available at Gindulgence!
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’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!
REEFTON DISTILLING CO.
Reefton Distilling Co. is a modern distillery in an age-old town, producing a range of premium, small batch distilled spirits with a distinct West Coast flavour. Little Biddy Gin is crafted in honour of Reefton legend, Little Biddy. A gin-toting, 4-foot-tall gold prospector. Our search for native botanicals takes us deep into the same West Coast rainforest where Biddy once fossicked for gold, to craft an award-winning, uniquely New Zealand gin with a pioneer’s attitude.
1919 Distilling's mission is 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. Their Classic Gin won Gold at the Junipers and is one not to miss this festival. For the adventurous the Kiwiana range is sure to delight.
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.
THE PREMIUM LIQUOR CO LTD
Hailing from BOP, we have developed two exceptional small batch handcrafted gins; Sundown Gin is inspired by the natural beauty of NZ with flavoured full strength and premixed gins. Rose & Twig Gin is a hand-crafted NZ Gin containing exquisite botanicals and infused with delicious flavours.
Victor Gin is a heavy botanical style craft gin, distilled from fresh botanicals. Juniper, citrus, lemongrass, cardamom, coriander and lime leaf, with a special release - Blanc De Blanc, that includes fresh Chardonnay grape juice. Our stripped back approach heroes the flavours we love, at full noise. Brought to you by the team at the Thomson Whisky Distillery.
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".
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.
STRANGE NATURE DISTILLING
Strange Nature is an inventive spin on traditional gin. Going against the grain, this is a true grape-based gin made from the spirit of NZ Sauvignon Blanc. Aromatic and fruity, it's part tropical and zesty, part herbaceous. Our international gins will also be on offer from Lind & Lime, Warner’s and Rock Rose. Exciting brands full of flavour that appeal to the kiwi gin drinker!
Hidden in the rural village of Waitoki is a small, family-owned distillery where passion for great tasting spirits, experimentation and good conversation lies. The name, Washhouse Distillery, is a nod to where it all began – a backyard laundry. Washhouse gin is small batch distilled in our handmade copper still, bringing together a blend of traditional and local botanicals with fresh, locally grown fruits.
TWELFTH HOUR DISTILLERY
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.
We will have great local acts to entertain you on the day. Stay tuned for updates!
Learn about how our craft gins are produced and other interesting information from our masterclass speakers in the Gin Theatre. Speakers and topics to be confirmed.
Options for getting to Abbeville Estate
If you’re wondering about how to get to and from Abbeville, here are a few suggestions:
- Minishuttle Direct – Private cars or vans for 4 or 6 which you pre-book.
Very similar to a taxi with single point to point pick up and drop off, but pre-booked so the fares are a lot cheaper.
- Skybus or Airport Shuttles to the Airport, then a 5 minute Uber/taxi ride to Abbeville.
- Uber or use your favourite taxi company
- If you’re lucky enough, find yourself a personal sober driver for the day!
All drinks for consumption at the festival must be purchased using money 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.
Yes. You'll need to be fully vaccinated and present your current and valid "My Vaccine Pass" and physical copy of valid, current, NZ government issued photo ID to attend Gindulgence. No exceptions.
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. No external food can be brought into the event. 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.
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.
- 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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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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 email@example.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.