An Artisan Approach To Production

An Artisan Approach To Production

Bass & Flinders Distillery was founded in 2009 as an artisanal distillery producing small batch grape based spirits. Using a traditional alembic pot still and a passion for adventure Bass & Flinders set out to create a range of handcrafted spirits including brandies, gins and liqueurs.


Bass & Flinders was one of the earlier established Australian distilleries, and the first distillery on the Mornington Peninsula. The inspiration for founding a distillery surrounded by vineyards was simple – stay true to our region through use of local produce wherever possible, and the distillation of grapes to produce fine spirits. 

We are very proud to be one of few distilleries making our own base spirit. We handcraft our grape-based eau de vie spirit right here at the distillery from Shiraz grapes or Chardonnay grapes, which is what gives our product range a truly unique flavour profile. Such a dedicated approach to distilling is rarely seen in the industry and offers you a first-hand experience from vine to bottle. 

Bass & Flinders is a family owned and run distillery, now recognised as an integral part of the Mornington Peninsula. We offer unique tasting experiences across a wide range of products. Pioneers of the Gin Masterclass in Australia, we conduct one of the most unique gin masterclass experiences in the country where visitors can create their own signature gin blend, available for reorder at any time.

Initially located in a small shed on Red Hill, Mornington Peninsula, Bass & Flinders will relocate to to a new home just down the road by December 2018. We are proud to say we have outgrown our Red Hill home and are looking forward to welcoming you to our upgraded premises. This move is to accommodate the growing interest in quality local spirits that epitomise a passion for the distilling craft and a true sense of place on the stunning Mornington Peninsula.