Enjoy a day of New Zealand's finest craft gins at Gindulgence!
20 JANUARY 2024
12:00NOON - 6:00PM
Frank Kitts Park
$59.00 + BOOKING FEE
21 JANUARY 2024
12:00NOON - 5:00PM
Frank Kitts Park
$49.00 + BOOKING FEE
Gin samples from all distillers
Festival G&T Glass
Access to the Gin Theatre
29 gin distilleries from around the world
Over 90 delicious gins to try!
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.
THREE CUTS GIN
Named for the ‘three cuts’ of roses that are used in the distilling process, Three Cuts Gin multi-award winning range is made in small batches in the picturesque Tamar Valley wine region of Northern Tasmania. The gins are carefully distilled from a premium grape base, pure Tasmanian water and a unique blend of Tasmanian grown and internationally sourced botanicals.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Discover the flavours of Whanganui! At Papaiti Gin we're passionate about our hands-on, artisan approach to crafting gin and love nothing more than sharing our story - and our gins - with you. Our single-shot distilled gins boast flavour and are incredibly versatile - they're delicious neat, on the rocks or in a wide range of cocktails. Experience it for yourself and visit us at Gindulgence!
Mothers Ruined Gin is bottled with love for Mother Earth and introduces four premium gins in recyclable paperboard bottles. Handcrafted in Wellington using traditional and innovative botanicals, along with the best of local fruit, there is something to delight every palate in this award-winning range.
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.
KIWI SPIRIT DISTILLERY
At Kiwi Spirit Distillery we believe good taste is good for the soul. We are a family owned and operated distillery redefining what quality means. We specialise in unique spirits handcrafted from the purest homegrown ingredients. With a family history of decades of distilling we’re staunchly dedicated to quality over quantity.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Dedicated to reducing our carbon footprint, Broken Heart Spirits has introduced New Zealand’s FIRST Eco-Refill pouches. These pouches use less energy to create, transport and reuse, spearheading our goal of becoming industry leaders in sustainability.
Welcome to the Enceladus Distilling Company, home of our premium crafted New Zealand Gin, Whisky and Liqueurs.
Our focus is to produce only high quality, premium products, crafted from with passion start to finish. All our products are carefully designed, fermented and distilled at our distillery north of Wellington by our dedicated and talented team.
We only use alcohol produced onsite by our team, hand selected botanicals and unique New Zealand Wine barrels to create our range of beautiful products.
Crafted by hand on the Otago Peninsula, Sandymount’s premium spirits are inspired by the beautiful landscape around the distillery and made sustainably, using ingredients sourced from the surrounding environment.
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
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.
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 people’s unique pallets. We are Modern distilling, respecting tradition and telling our own Story.
Artisan, micro-batch gin made using native Aotearoa, New Zealand botanicals that supports the Kākāpō with minimal impact on the earth.
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.
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.
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...
Seppeltsfield Road Distillers is located in the heart of the Barossa, Australia. In a region renowned for wine, they continue to impress on the global scale by producing seriously delicious, bright and balanced gins that subtly celebrate the rich flavours of the Barossa including their world-famous Barossa Shiraz Gin.
We’ll have a great line up of awesome Wellington foodies. Stay tuned for more details.
The Greek Food Truck
Iki Sushi Burrito
Mao and Co
House of Dumplings
Black and Orange
20th & 21st January 2024
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:
• Sandymount Distilling
• The Racketeer Gin
• Seppeltsfield Road Distillery
• Southward Distilling
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
- Sun umbrella
- Empty water bottle
There is a fantastic Wilsons car park just across the road.
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 at 5.30pm. 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, Frank Kitts Park is wheelchair accessible, however we don't have wheelchairs. The venue is a combination of concrete flooring and grass, so if the grass is wet, it may 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.