One of the most exciting spirit-makers in the Illawarra region, South Coast Distillery. Established just five years ago by housemates from Wollongong, NSW – South Coast Distillery is already globally-recognised, thanks to its flagship product, Sublime Gin (2019 Champion Australian Small Batch Spirit at the Australian Distilled Spirits Awards and Silver Medal winner at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition).
CELLAR DOOR AND BAR
Cellar Door and Bar every Friday Night from 4pm til late and Saturday 12pm til late.
The Distillery door is located in Mount Saint Thomas, Wollongong. Come visit the cellar door to try our selection of Gins, open from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday. Or book a table in the bar, to enjoy our signature cocktails or taste other local beer, wine and spirits. Bar is open Friday from 4pm til late and Saturday 12pm til late.
Come and see how our spirits are made. One of our distillers will show you through the distillery and explain the process from start to finish, followed by a drink to finish (or upgrade to a tasting flight). Available for individuals and groups.
Drop us a line via our contact page to organise a time.
South Coast Distillery was established in 2017, but its story really began in 2011. In a sharehouse in Wollongong, a mutual appreciation for gin was discovered by housemates, leading to a tradition of “Martini Thursdays.” Each week, they explored all varieties of the spirit, hoping to discover the perfect gin for the ultimate martini. They came close but knew that they could do better. Seeking inspiration, they met with distillers far and wide to learn about the craft and focused on perfecting their own recipes.
By 2018, they were primed to produce their first commercial release, Sublime Gin. The globally-recognised product was named 2019 Champion Australian Small Batch Spirit at the prestigious Australian Distilled Spirits Awards and received a Silver Medal at the influential San Francisco World Spirits Competition. It then won the prestigious 2020 Silver Award Contemporary Style Gin at the London World Gin Awards selecting the very best in all internationally recognised styles of gin.
More products and more medals soon followed. To see where the story goes from here, follow us on Facebook or Instagram @southcoastdistillery