Enjoy a day of New Zealand's finest craft gins at Gindulgence!
Frank Kitts Park
29th-30th January 2022
$59.00 + booking fee
Please remember to bring photo ID and your current "My Vaccine Pass". Both are required for entry per government regulations.
FESTIVAL G&T GLASS TO KEEP
FREE GIN TASTINGS
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.
Meet the makers and attend gin, cocktail and tonic masterclasses in the on-site Gin Theatre.
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 Wellington’s favourite food vendors.
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 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.
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".
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.
REEFTON DISTILLING CO.
Reefton Distilling Co. is a modern distillery in an age-old town, producing a range of premium, small batch distilled spirits with a distinct West Coast flavour. Little Biddy Gin is crafted in honour of Reefton legend, Little Biddy. A gin-toting, 4-foot-tall gold prospector. Our search for native botanicals takes us deep into the same West Coast rainforest where Biddy once fossicked for gold, to craft an award-winning, uniquely New Zealand gin with a pioneer’s attitude.
Victor Gin is a heavy botanical style craft gin, distilled from fresh botanicals. Juniper, citrus, lemongrass, cardamom, coriander and lime leaf, with a special release - Blanc De Blanc, that includes fresh Chardonnay grape juice. Our stripped back approach heroes the flavours we love, at full noise. Brought to you by the team at the Thomson Whisky Distillery.
STRANGE NATURE DISTILLING
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. Our international gins will also be on offer from Lind & Lime, Warner’s and Rock Rose. Exciting brands full of flavour that appeal to the kiwi gin drinker!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
THE PREMIUM LIQUOR CO
Hailing from the sunny Bay of Plenty, we have developed two exceptional gin brands; Sundown Gin is inspired by the natural beauty of New Zealand. Rose & Twig Gin is a hand-crafted premium New Zealand Gin containing 12 exquisite botanicals and is infused with delicious flavours.
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.
NO 8 DISTILLERY
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.
BROKEN HEART GIN
The story of Broken Heart Gin is one of friendship and tragedy. Created by Joerg and Bernd in Queenstown, nothing captures the flavour of this friendship better than a superb gin - an intricate balance of eleven botanicals and herbs, surprisingly good with a twist of orange.
DENZIEN URBAN DISTILLERY
Denzien Urban Distillery is a Wellington artisan distillery of authenticity, craftsmanship and imagination. Denzien makes world class New Zealand terroir gin, and its distillery is an unmissable experience in the heart of New Zealand’s capital city.
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!
Art of the Craft
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
No 8 Distillery
Breaking the Rules
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 every day.
Presented by Julien Delavoie
Dancing Sands Distillery
How we Developed this Unique Gin from Stream to Bottle
How we take an idea and develop it into a Gin,
Why Wasabi – how we landed on the idea for this unique gin,
The challenges of innovating with novel botanicals like Wasabi Root.
Presented by Sarah Bonoma
Building a Legacy through Gin
How Gin tells the story of a journey,
The way Gin is shaping the future of craft spirits,
Drinking Gin supports local and is building a new tradition.
Presented by Frankie McPhail
All drinks for consumption and bottle sales at the festival must be purchased using money 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 drinks 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/refundswithin 30 days.
Yes. You'll need to be fully vaccinated and present your current and valid "My Vaccine Pass" and physical copy of valid, current, NZ government issued photo ID to attend Gindulgence. No exceptions.
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 at the bottom right of the page on https://www.ticketfairy.com/
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!
Sorry, fur babies of all descriptions (except service dogs) will need to stay at home that 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.
Fever Tree will have a tonic stand at with their range of tonics for sampling and purchasing.
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.
Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on while you enjoy your gin cocktails. Some seating will be provided.
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.