Enjoy a day of NZ's finest craft gins in the sun!
ILAM HOMESTEAD - 12-6PM - 28th & 29th MARCH 2020
FESTIVAL G&T GLASS
GIN MASTER CLASSES
A FESTIVAL PROGRAM
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 Christchurch'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.
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.
GIN GIN BAR
A cosy, intimate bar serving gins, cocktails, beer, wines & appetising bar snacks. 92 Victoria Street is your gin escape into a native paradise.
THE LAST WORD
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.
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.
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.
SEPPELTSFIELD ROAD DISTILLERS
Named after the picturesque, palm-lined road in the Barossa where this distillery calls home, Seppeltsfield Road Distillers are making waves with their award-winning gins. Seppeltsfield Road Distillers’ produce gin to be bright, fresh, complex and above all balanced; achieved through carefully crafted recipe development, a purpose-built still and using the highest quality ingredients.
COME BACK SOON FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE AWESOME LOCAL LIVE ACTS WHO WILL BE ENTERTAINING YOU AS YOU ENJOY YOUR GIN!
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 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.
Please park in the UCSA Car Park, across the road from the Ilam Homestead.
The Ilam Homestead Carpark is for Mobility parking and drop-off only.
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!
Yes! In Wellington we have free water stations, and each exhibitor will also have water available. All of the food retailers will have non-alcoholic beverages available as well. In Christchurch there will be wine, beer and non-alcoholic beverages available from the bar inside the Ilam Homestead. Fever Tree will have a tonic stand at both festivals with their range of tonics for sampling and purchasing.
Sorry, fur babies of all descriptions (except service dogs) will need to stay at home that day.
Both Christchurch and Wellington are 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.