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Cardrona Distillery

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“orange liqueur”(22 reviews)
“single malt”(8 reviews)
“gin and vodka”(7 reviews)
We are a small craft distillery nestled in the beautiful Cardrona valley . We produce traditional hand made spirits from malted barley, the time honoured way. We welcome you to come and visit us for a guided tour and tastings so we can share our...more
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2125 Cardrona Valley Road, Cardrona 9382, New Zealand
+64 3-443 1393
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All reviewsorange liqueursingle maltgin and vodkalovely tastinggreat ginbarrel roomtaste testinglovely hostsfascinating tourfree tastingwell worth the stoptasting sessioncheese platteran interesting place to visitdistilling processstaff were so friendlywhole process
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were driving by and saw the sign so had to stop and have a look. We have spent time in boutique distilleries all around the world and we have found that they all offer unique and well crafted products. We weren’t disappointed, the vodka...More

Thank Nigel D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an amazing place to visit! Set in beautiful Cardrona, this distillery has a very short but hopefully a long history of success. Our wonderful guide took us through and explained all we needed to know plus more about the beginnings of the company and...More

Thank keels_sean
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Made a special trip to visit during a weekend in Wanaka. Spectacular setting and buildings. The tour was so very interesting. The tasting was mind blowing. We had a cheese platter and liqueur coffee to follow. Great. Do not miss this experience. The owners have...More

1  Thank wendy264
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is amazing. Even if you are not really into spirits, the architecture of this place alone makes it worth a visit. Check out the stone fireplace in the main building. Our host was welcoming and generous. We were too late for a tour...More

1  Thank RoyOz2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had an impromptu stop at the distillery on our way to Arrowtown from Wanaka and what a pleasant surprise! The staff (particularly Pam) were incredibly friendly and informative. Despite looking like bedraggled wanderers in our hiking gear we were offered a tasting. All the...More

1  Thank Emily C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We have been drinking The Source gin as a preference over others for a year now. This August we tried the 'Rabbit' liquor in a cocktail with 'The Reid' vodka and it was so delicious. Highly recommend visiting this intriguing distillery and trying their quality...More

1  Thank deancurlew
Reviewed 10 August 2018

Regardless of your preference for beer, wine, spirits or liqueurs this is a distillery tour that will make for a great memory. The distillery is well set up to produce the most amazing whiskey, gin, vodka and liqueurs, but also for tours that show you...More

1  Thank Anwil51
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

I stopped into Cardrona distillery on the way back from Wanaka, my family was warmly greeted as we entered the reception area. We sampled the drinks on offer, all were very good! I'm mainly a whisky drinker, I was told this will be ready in...More

1  Thank Matthew W
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

We found ourselves stopping here when looking for something to do because the ski resort was closed due to bad weather and we are so glad that we did. It’s an incredibly beautiful building with a large and very inviting open fire. The staff were...More

1  Thank Angimack
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

We had a great afternoon sitting in the sun with views of the snow capped mountains sipping Gin and enjoying a local produce platter. The visit includes tat sting and well worth checking out, great Gin and Vodka on offer.

1  Thank Kristen B
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