Enjoy a day of New Zealand's finest craft gins at Gindulgence!
16 MARCH 2024
12:00NOON - 6:00PM
$59.00 + BOOKING FEE
17 MARCH 2024
12:00NOON - 5:00PM
$49.00 + BOOKING FEE
Gin samples from all distillers
Festival G&T Glass
Access to the Gin Theatre
24+ gin distilleries from around the world
80+ gins on show
Sample gins from all distillers throughout the day.
Each vendor will have signature G&Ts and specialty gin based drinks for sale by the glass.
Just make your choice then relax in the sun, gin in hand.
Bottles will be available for purchase so you can take home a bottle or two of your favourites at the end of the day.
A great range of local food vendors will be on site to keep you well fed.
Meet the makers, explore the flavours, expand your knowledge and gin expertise while soaking up the atmosphere at this boutique gin event.
Delightfully crafted and brimming with flavour, Curiosity Gin invites you on a journey to redefine your gin experience while uncovering the essence of New Zealand in every sip. This award-winning, small-batch gin is passionately crafted in their Christchurch urban distillery, making each pour an extraordinary experience.
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.
THE RACKETEER GIN
LongShot Distillery are the creators of The Racketeer Gin. We are Selwyn's newest boutique Gin Distillery run by a family of enthusiasts with our focus on producing high quality products that appeal to every palate. We hope you love them.
MT FYFFE DISTILLERY
A boutique 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.
KAIMAI BREWING AND DISTILLING
Distilled at the Waikino Hotel, Eliza's Claim Gold Gin is a Gold Award winning drop.
Crafted using pure artisan spring water and botanicals complemented with organic rosemary and manuka honey, this gin glitters with real gold flakes (just like the land it's made on).
Dabblers by Dynamic Distilling is a unique range of gins naturally infused with seasonal ingredients from New Zealand and around the world. Our gins are carefully crafted with natural ingredients and creative flavours to bring a bit of fun to your glass!
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.
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.
Named for the Hector’s dolphins that swim off Akaroa, Hector’s Gin comes in flavour profiles foraged from Banks Peninsula. Kelp from Wainui, Pinot Noir from French Peak Vineyard, Lemon Verbena from Little River are blended with classic botanicals. Akaroa Craft Distillery - Tales of the harbour told in 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!
Obsessive passion, research, and development are the ingredients for our successful New Zealand gin. Sourcing our botanicals both locally and from from a specialist UK spice trader, diffusing our gins not just with flavour, but also with history and culture from around the world.
We proudly use only natural botanicals in our gins, consciously chosen for their character and flavour.
LADY H GIN
A Contemporary Modern Gin, smoothly balanced, softly Juniper forward, displaying floral notes with a deep warming spice, vibrancy of fresh citrus with a sweeter finish. Clean, Fresh & Floral, making the smoothest dry martini in town.
“A Gin should be two things, Fabulous and Classy” Donna Hemingway - Distiller
Our distillery is nestled in the bush, down a gravel drive, off a single lane road, in the Reikorangi Valley, Kapiti Coast, Aotearoa New Zealand. It's the place where New Zealand's trail-blazing craft brewery, Tuatara, was born and so there's a real sense of 'something in the air' around the place. Spiritual even.
We capture rainwater - hundreds of thousands of litres - on site which we charcoal filter for the production of our gin - it creates an unmistakably pure taste experience. We distill in an eight plate fractionating still using local produce wherever we possibly can.
The rest is secret...
REEFTON DISTILLING CO
The hills surrounding our distillery are rich in botanicals, if you know where to look. Our search takes us deep into the densely forested West Coast region and to local gardens where we forage for native leaves, flowers and berries.
Our team strive to provide you with a warm and truly unique West Coast experience as we share the story behind the crafting of our New Zealand botanical gins, vodka, liqueurs and whisky.
Limited edition, handmade regional gins, crafted with ingredients from the remote locations of Aotearoa. Elsewhere follows the concept of terroir, capturing the taste and aroma of unique places to create a one of a kind flavour profile. North Canterbury, Little River, Hahei, Tōtaranui, Central Otago, Endeavour Inlet and Fox River.
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.
Triple distilled, hand-crafted and batched-infused New Zealand Blush Gin.
From our signature natural pink Rhubarb, to our smooth Boysenberry infused with real fresh Te Awamutu berries, or Summer Citrus crafted with top-quality Kerikeri citrus fruits.
Blush Gin products match perfectly with your favourite tonic mixer, can be enjoyed over ice or jazz up your gin cocktail recipe.
Gin is a great gift for that someone special. Gift a bottle or pick from one of our gift packs.
Our small batch gin is expertly distilled in Wigram, Christchurch.
Last Minute Gin is a crisp, clean London Dry style gin with a lovely juniper finish.
Look out for our two new Last Minute Gin expressions- Last Minute Pink and Last Minute Citrus.
Last Minute Gin is the perfect gin for anytime - any occasion.
Sundown Gin is inspired by the natural beauty of NZ. Handcrafted in Tauranga with full strength and premixed gins. We’re all about interesting flavours and making gin fun.
d:STIL Project is a boutique distillery and home to New Zealand’s first Gin School, located in the rural paradise of Coatesville.
Coatesvillian gin celebrates our area, our passion for botanicals and love of exquisite spirits. It’s vegan-friendly, made with crystal-clear rainwater and a medley of citrus foraged from local gardens or grown onsite.
Check out the food vendors serving delicious eats to go with your hand-crafted drinks:
Details coming soon!
We’ll be back with entertainment details very soon.
Join us in the Gin Theatre to hear 30 minute presentations from talented distillers in the industry:
Details coming soon!
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, there is some seating provided, but you are encouraged to bring a picnic rug and/or small camping chair.
You are encouraged to bring any or all of the following to make the most of your afternoon:
- Picnic rug
- Small camping chair
- Empty water bottle
There is very limited parking available at the Ilam Homestead, so we recommend parking nearby or (preferably) taking a Taxi / Uber.
Sorry to say, but no. We have delicious & substantial food options at reasonable prices available throughout the event, and most dietary requirements will be catered for. Check out our list of food providers for the day, these are listed further up this page in the 'Food' section.
Drink sales close half an hour before the end of the event. In line with licencing regulations, after this time vendors can no longer serve samples or sell drinks.
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. Bottles are not to be opened on site.
Yes, Ilam Homestead is wheelchair accessible, however we don't have wheelchairs. Please be aware that this event is held on the grass, so if the ground is wet, it will affect your wheelchair's performance.
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.