Welcome to Margaret River Distilling Co
When Cameron was looking for a home for his budding new gin, the South West was always a stand-out choice. Surrounded by towering forest and only minutes from the stunning coastline, Margaret River Distilling Co was established just outside of town amongst the native Peppermint trees.
When visiting Margaret River our cellar door is the perfect place to pop in for a tasting of our craft spirits, or while away a few hours with friends over delicious food and cocktails. Also available are local beers and wine, or freshly roasted coffee from our friends at Commonage Coffee.
Maxwell Street (off Carters Road)
Margaret River, Western Australia 6285
Monday to Sunday from 10am - 7pm
CHRISTMAS & SCHOOL HOLIDAYS HOURS:
New Year's Eve (31st Dec): 10am - 6pm
New Year's Day (1st Jan): 12pm - 6pm
3rd January: 10am - 6pm
Venue manager Ben Tassone works closely with our chefs to imagine a menu that incorporates the freshest produce from the region, with meat from Mahogany Meat and Farmhouse Meat, and seasonal fruit and vegetables straight out of the ground from Garden Basket.
If you are after the full ‘Giniversity Experience’ our Gin Blending Class is the best way to immerse yourself in the wonderful world of gin. Learn all about its fascinating history, take a tour of our working still and find out how we make our gins, then try your hand at blending your very own bespoke gin recipe.
As a Giniversity graduate you will take home a 500ml bottle of your gin to enjoy!
This location is an integral element to our gin expressions, which feature a number of native botanicals only found in this corner of the world.
In 2005, we were the first craft gin producers on the mainland. Cameron’s strategy was always to create ‘centres of excellence’ for his distilleries, where the distillers could focus, and hone their skills, on a limited range of spirits. In 2015 Margaret River Distilling Co moved to its own premises, and in 2016 the gin was rebranded as Giniversity.
The South West region is one of 34 internationally recognised biodiversity hotspots. This classification is used to identify those areas that have an exceptional and concentrated biodiversity, and the endemism of species living there.
The distillery is also home to a number of fruit trees that are over 50 years old, which are carefully harvested and included in recipes at the cellar door kitchen (and occasionally our gins!)
Riverglen Chalets - The Giniversity Campus
Margaret River Distilling Co is located next door to Riverglen Chalets, set within 7 acres of majestic forest. It’s the perfect place to stay in Margaret River, within walking distance to the distillery, Margaret River township, and a range of walking and bike trails.
Each self-contained chalet is a peaceful oasis, with everything you need to kick back and relax.