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Gins of the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges

Gins of the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges

World Gin Day falls on the second Saturday of June annually. However, any day is perfect for savouring quality crafted and internationally acclaimed gins in the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges.

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Taste gin in the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges

If you haven't yet tried drinking gin at one of our incredible distilleries, we have a few reasons why you should join a Yarra Valley winery tour.

The resurgence of gin has been notable, with contemporary craft gins offering aromatic, subtle, sophisticated, and delicious flavours. Gin should be considered a go-to taste sensation in addition to the region's wines.

Four Pillars Gin, Healesville

Four Pillars Distillery offers various gin options, including the Rare Dry and Bloody Shiraz Gin. It's worth visiting to explore their selection.

The gin has received numerous prestigious awards globally, including top honours at the Global Gin Masters and Gold honours at the International World & Spirits Competitions in various cities since 2014.

Visitors can enjoy tasting paddles, and an extensive cocktail list refreshed each season with new offers. They can take part in a step-by-step tasting experience and observe the gin distillation and production process through viewing windows. The experience includes seeing, smelling, and experiencing the different aromatics involved. In addition to gin tastings, gin marmalade, gin chocolate, gin cheese, gin cocktails, and even gin pig snags are available based on the season and events. Four Pillars Gin has received international acclaim and has become a leader in the world of gin.

During your visit, consider enjoying a meal at their restaurant. Remember that reservations may be necessary, especially on weekends when it tends to fill up quickly.

GinFinity, Belgrave

At GinFinity, visitors can customize their gin and experience a variety of gins from around the world at the gin-tasting bar.

The bar offers a variety of tasting boards, classic gin drinks, and an extensive cocktail menu. Guests can customize their beverages or create their gin using a selection of single botanical gins.

Visitors can make a reservation at the cellar door for a complete experience, enjoy a meal, or participate in a popular bottomless brunch experience in partnership with Killik Rum.

Naught Distilling, Eltham

At the 2023 World Gin Awards, Naught Distilling, a gin distillery in Nillumbik, Australia, won awards in two categories: a Silver in London Dry Gins and a Bronze in the Contemporary Style Gin category. The World Gin Awards recognize the best gins in different styles and promote them to global consumers and trade.

They handcraft delicious gins and cocktails, such as their famous Saturn cocktail, available at their Eltham location, online, and through various stockists around Australia. Visit their bar in Eltham to see why they have received international recognition.

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The Rochford Wines Gin Bar is located in Coldstream

Rochford Wines has expanded its offerings at its Cellar Door and Isabella's restaurant by introducing a new gin-tasting bar, adding a new experience for visitors.

Their signature gins are distilled from Rochford Chardonnay and Rochford Pinot Noir, with carefully matched botanicals to enhance the flavour.

Zonzo Estate Gin is located in Yarra Glen

Zonzo's Orange and Rosemary Infused Gin offers a unique tasting experience. Located at the 230-acre Zonzo Estate, visitors can enjoy a range of wines, authentic Italian dining, and beautiful views of the vineyards. The gin can be enjoyed in a cocktail or poured over ice, allowing you to taste the subtle aromatics. It offers a delicious feast of flavours.

Coombe Estate produces Dame Nellie Melba Gin

This handcrafted spirit, exclusive to Coombe Estate, is a modern take on London Dry Gin. It includes Australian lemon myrtle for a citrus touch and traditional juniper and coriander seed for a hint of lavender. The gin also features woody spices, candied citrus, and pine and resin notes. The finish is complex and textural, adding smoothness and richness to the spirit. Overall, the gin is a unique blend that reflects the essence of Melba with exceptional quality and elegance.

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