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

Christchurch

27th-28th February 2021

$49.00 + booking fee

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TICKETS INCLUDE

FESTIVAL ENTRY

FESTIVAL G&T GLASS

GIN TASTINGS

GIN MASTER CLASSES

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

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.

GIN EXHIBITORS

CURIOSITY GIN

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.

WILD DIAMOND

The name Wild Diamond comes from the natural elements that surround the Southern Alps of New Zealand: sparkling snowflakes, glinting sun on shimmering water, glittering stars.  This essence is captured in the clear spirits we craft in small batches, and the hand harvested local botanicals from the mountains and fields surrounding Queenstown.

BUREAUCRATS GIN

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!

JUNO GIN

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 GIN

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

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!

LITTLE BIDDY

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.

1919 DISTILLING

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.

SUNDOWN GIN

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

Gin Gin has a heart of heritage and a stomach full of gin! Located on the beautiful New Regent Street, this bar is more than just a delicious gin! There is also a wide range of local wine, beer, and tasty food headed up by Ryan Henley. Visit, relax, enjoy!

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.

No8 DISTILLERY

No8 Distillery: Lifting the spirits! Combining the skills of a 3rd generation distiller from Normandy, the explosive inventiveness of a military engineer, and the massive noses of both, No8 Distillery tickles tradition and your tonsils. We forage, distil, and bottle flavours to bring the party to your palate.

NATIONAL DISTILLERY

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.

CLEMENGOLD GIN

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.

IMAGINATION DISTILLING

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".

LONG CLOUD WINES & SPIRITS

A Christchurch based boutique specialist with a carefully compiled portfolio of exciting brands that appeal to the kiwi gin drinker and their appetite for something new and unique. Brands that deliver great quality and flavour with stories to tell.

Showcasing UK craft brands Chase, Warner’s and Rock Rose as well as Australian Hemp Gin.

FOOD

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

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

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

Nanako Sato

12-3pm

Kate Anastasiou

3-6pm

GIN THEATRE MASTERCLASSES

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

1:00pm

Dancing Sands

THE SPIRIT OF INNOVATION – CREATING
THE WORLD’S FIRST SAUVIGNON BLANC GIN

  • How we developed our Sauvignon
    Blanc Gin using state of the art
    vacuum distillation techniques
  • The Research & Development
    processes Dancing Sands goes through
    when creating a new product
  • Q&A on all things Distilling

Presented by Sarah Bonoma

1:45pm

Imagination

THE CRAFT OF THE ART

  • Fermentation,
  • Types of stills and their uses,
  • Different runs and how
    cuts are made,
  • The styles of gins – dry gin,
    Geneva, Old Tom

Presented by Chris Charteris

3:00pm

No8 Distillery

INNOVATION TRADITIONS

  • 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

3:45pm

Blush

FUNKY AND INFUSED

  • How rhubarb gin was born
  • The art of pressing boysenberries
  • The run-down on our latest Summer Citrus Gin

Presented by Chris Thomas

PAYMENT WRISTBANDS

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

TOP UP

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

ENJOY

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

REFUND

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.

FAQ's

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/

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.