Looking for a fun activity on your next trip down south? Why not visit a gin distillery in Margaret River! There are several great distilleries in the area, each with their own unique take on this popular spirit. Whether you’re a gin aficionado or simply looking to try something new, a visit to a Margaret River gin distillery is sure to be a memorable experience.
5 Best Gin Distillery in Margaret River:
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Margaret River Distilling Company/Giniversity
A personal favourite of mine, Giniversity at Margaret River Distilling Co is located within walking distance of Margaret River main street.
Here, you’ll find a tasty range of gins made with local botanicals, and you can even learn all about making gin at Giniversity Gin Blending Class, where you can delve deep into the wonderful world of gin and make your very own 500ml bespoke blend that you can take home with you!
You can also try their whiskies and vodkas, and there is a small menu of snack-type food available, including pizzas and chips. A perfect place to spend an afternoon under the peppermint trees!
Where: Margaret River Distilling Co
When: Sunday – Thursday 10am – 6pm, Friday and Saturday 10am – 7pm
Visit Them: Maxwell Street, Carters Rd, Margaret River
The Grove Distillery
The Grove Distillery was the very first Margaret River distillery! The Grove Distillery began back in 1995, and over more than 20 years of hard work, they’ve sourced the best botanicals, distilled and matured in barrels all right here in Margaret River!
They have a unique range of spirits, including malt whisky, gin, dark rum, spiced rum, vodka, liqueurs and heaps more!
If you’re looking for cocktail recipes, they also have a massive section of cocktail recipes using their products on their website.
Would you like to do a gin tour in Margaret River? Hands down the coolest thing about The Grove Distillery is that they offer a Distillery Tour With Tastings with head distiller, James Reed. Not only do you get to meet James and ask him any burning questions you might have, you get an exclusive sneak peak at the Still House and Barrel Room where all the magic happens! You also get to try the spirits they create! What an awesome experience not available anywhere else in Margaret River. Tours run twice a day Tuesday through Thursday at 11 am and 1.30 pm. Tickets are available here.
Where: The Grove Distillery
When: Tuesday – Sunday 9 am – 5 pm
Visit Them: 491 Metricup Rd, Wilyabrup
Part of the Black Brewing Co brewery, Dune Distilling Co uses the southwest coastline for inspiration and has been producing high-quality gin for several years now, including their Signature Gin, Pink Grapefruit Gin and Green Tea and Lime Gin.
While there, you can sample Black Brewing Co’s range of beers, and sample some wines. They also have a great food menu, which focuses on quality local ingredients while offering a delicious and uncomplicated range of dishes.
Dune Distilling Co also has a Gin Tasting Experience, where you can try a paddle of four gins, then enjoy each gin with a specifically paired tonic or soda and garnish. Bookings are essential for this experience. A fine gin factory in Margaret River to visit!
Where: Dune Distilling Co
When: Sunday – Tuesday 11am – 4pm, Wednesday and Thursday closed, Friday 11am – 4pm, Saturday 11am – 5pm
Visit Them: 3517 Caves Rd, Wilyabrup
Three Lily’s Gin
Three Lily’s Gin have a massive range of over 15 different varieties of gin, made by triple distilling Margaret River wines produced in their organically certified winery.
They only use premium botanicals and fruits in their gins, and at their unassuming cellar door in Metricup, the whole family can relax with a picnic under the trees. They also have ‘Sweet Things’ lolly shop full of all your old childhood favorites, and a range of gourmet food sourced locally.
Would you like to try Gin Tasting in Margaret River? Here at Three Lily’s Gin, you can get tasting platters with up to 7 different varieties of gin, tonic, and garnish, and their varieties range from the classic to the infused which include flavors such as ginger, lemon, mango and espresso.
Where: Three Lily’s Gin
When: Daily 10 am – 5 pm
Visit Them: 5 Harmans Mill Road, Metricup
West Winds Gin
Founded in 2010, West Winds Gin Distillery uses unique local botanicals to produce the very best premium Australian spirits and is one of Australia’s best and most awarded distilleries.
They have the standard London Dry Gin, alongside Wild Plum Gin, Pinque Rose Gin, and Navy Strength Gin (my favorite!)
They are opening a Tavern shortly in Cowaramup, but until then, you can head to North Jindong, and try West Winds Gin, AVOSH vodka and After Hours Winery all in a single location.
Where: The West Winds Distillers
When: Open Daily 10am – 4pm
Visit Them: 455 N Jindong Rd, North Jindong
If you’re looking for a unique and fun activity while in Margaret River, consider visiting one of the local Margaret River gin distilleries. At these distilleries, you’ll be able to learn about the process of making gin, taste different types of gin, and purchase bottles to take home with you. Visiting a gin distillery in Margaret River is a great way to support local businesses and enjoy a delicious drink while on vacation.