FESTIVAL DETAILS - WELLINGTON - 12-6pm
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
Curiosity Gin has a unique personality and a flavour that makes it stand out from the crowd. Made in small batches, we use whole botanicals steeped in the base spirit for 24 hours before re-distilling, through our copper pot still "Yoyo", to create a true hand distilled aromatic gin.
The Hidden World brand is about the story of the explorer’s journey to distant and hidden worlds in search of unique and flavoursome botanicals. This is reflected in the company's philosophy, “We believe that Gin is a journey with so much variety and it is a journey that we are devoted to taking New Zealand and the rest of the world on."
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, a premium product without the snobbery, we are here to have a little fun. Let the juniper and rhubarb dance on your taste buds. Our vision for Blush is simple – we want to change the perception of Gin away from the mother’s ruin to something that is lively, pleasant and can be enjoyed over ice.
Dancing Sands Distillery in Golden Bay, is home to the award winning range of Sacred Spring Gins. In 2016, husband and wife team Ben and Sarah Bonoma shut the cellar doors for 6 months and developed their international quality recipes and processes. Since then they have crafted their Dry Gin, Barrel Aged Gin, Saffron Gin and the limited release Chocolate Gin.
Inspired by the spectacular Cape Palliser Lighthouse on the southernmost tip of the North Island of New Zealand, each bottle of Lighthouse Gin contains a unique blend of botanicals, including fresh zest from New Zealand Navel oranges and Yen Ben lemons. We handcraft our gin with water that travels from high in the Rimutaka Ranges, filtering down to a spring beside the breathtaking Wharekauhau Country Estate in Palliser Bay.
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.
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.
We don’t believe in taking short cuts. We believe in quality over quantity. This is why you won’t find us buying NGS or whey alcohol like the other guys. Instead you will find us putting the late nights and the hard yards. We are proud to say every bottle of our gin has been fermented, distilled and bottled by us!
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.
By day they are two unassuming Wellington bureaucrats who move unnoticed, hidden within the shadows of the nine-to-five, their identity concealed by spreadsheets and government policy; but...by night their passion for fine things is awoken and from the depths of Wellington's 1st gin distillery they create the finest of craft gins.
The Hudson is a mix of the old and new, lived-in and luxuriousness. The ground floor's worn-in interior shows off the original building’s bones (built in 1927, the same date as NYC Hudson/ Holland tunnel was opened) and makes a highlight of the bar - an island of marble and wood where specialty is flavour. Where cured meats, cheeses, craft beer and boutique gin lead the way! It's the architectural version of a blazer, T shirt and old jeans. It’s about relaxed luxury.
Lamb or Beef Rendang, Roti and Turmeric Rice - $16
Bao Burger Pork Belly - $13
Bao Burger Beef Brisket - $13
Bao Burger Tofu (Vegetarian) - $13
Curly Potato - $5
Banana Fritters & Ice Cream - $8
Dumplings - $9 / $12 / $15
Chicken Noodles - $12
Beef Noodles - $12
Vegetarian Noodles - $12
Pulled Pork Croqueta with a Romesco Sauce - $8
Crispy Calamari with Parsley and Lemon and Aioli - $10
Seasoned Wedges - $8
Cheese Empanadas - $6
Spanish Churros - $5
Banoffee/Banana-nutella - $8
Sundae Wafel - $8
Cherry Bomb - $9
Apple Crumble - $9
Hazelnutter - $9
Toffee Apple - $10
Blue Corn Tacos with Black Beans (GF) - $10
Reuben Sandwich with Pulled Silverside and Pickles (Hot) - $12
Greek Style Lamb and Bacon Burger - $14
Firebird’s Famous Falafel Burger (GF) (V) - $12
Argentinian Chorizo Sandwich (Hot) - $12
Beans ‘n’ Greens (GF) (V *ask) - $12
Souvlaki (Vegetarian or Grilled Meats) - $12
Salad (Greek or Grilled Meats) - $12
Spinach Pie - $7
Fries (Parmesan or Tzatziki) - $6
Baklava - $4
Drink Cans - $3
Paul Sakar Norrish
Paul Sakar Norrish
12:30PM - HIDDEN WORLD Gin is the New IPA
1:15PM - CURIOSITY GIN Gin, Glorious Gin!
2:00PM - HI I.Q. LIQUOR MERCHANTS The Art of the Bramble
2:45PM - LITTLE BIDDY How a Town Raised a Distillery
3:30PM - DANCING SANDS How to Run a Distillation
4:15PM - DENZIEN URBAN DISTILLERY The Urban Gin Story