Enjoy a day of New Zealand's finest craft gins at Gindulgence!
12th-13th March 2022
$59.00 + booking fee
FESTIVAL G&T GLASS
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.
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.
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!
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".
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.
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.
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!
Southward Distilling is a local, Wellington based distillery. Born out of a passion for liquor, Southward is all about making Gin and Spirits that push the flavour boundaries and play to peoples unique pallets. We are Modern distilling, respecting tradition and telling our own Story.
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.
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.
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.
MT FYFFE GIN
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.
THE PREMIUM LIQUOR CO
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.
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
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.
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.
BROKEN HEART GIN
The Giesen Group bring you a range of premium gins from Broken Heart, Arrowtown.
Distilled in the pure south of NZ, Broken Heart Spirits are derived from locally sourced botanicals and individually hand crafted.
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.
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.
GIN THEATRE MASTERCLASSES
Learn about how our craft gins are produced and other interesting information from our masterclass speakers in the Gin Theatre.
No 8 Distillery
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/
Feel free to bring a blanket 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 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.
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.