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Here at Bass & Flinders we are constantly creating exciting, new experiences to share our passion for local, handcrafted spirits with you.
Calling all gin and brandy lovers: Round up your friends and join in the fun at our Distillery Door.
We are celebrating WORLD GIN DAY with a festival over the whole weekend at our Distillery Door on Sat 10th - Sun 11th JUNE!
Join in the global celebration of all things gin with us here at Bass & Flinders. We're lining up food trucks, live music, mulled gin, cocktails, gin tastings, market stalls and much, much more.
We are so excited to be part of our local Dromana Habitat community - have you heard? Dromana Habitat is a collective of makers and traders - the heartbeat of the Dromana Industrial Estate where we are located. To launch this now wonderful collective, we are celebrating on Saturday 10th with a FREE event running across the entire Dromana Industrial Estate - our Habitat Fest!
SATURDAY 10th JUNE: HABITAT FEST !
Join us for a whole host of activities. There's something for everybody - live music, food trucks, and even colouring in here at Bass & Flinders for the kids!
At Bass & Flinders we'll be hosting Meet the Maker sessions - come and enjoy a G&T with our Head Distiller Holly Klintworth! Secure your place here.
We will also be hosting our inaugural 'Paint and Sip' activity with @rondelledesigns. Tickets are limited, book today!
We're putting on a raffle for the Dromana Habitat funds, so that we can put on amazing activities like this in the future - win $1400 in value worth of beautiful local wares and purchase a ticket today here.
Buses will be running all day to and from key stops on the Peninsula so you can enjoy yourself on the day and not worry about parking, book here.
- Paint & Sip: Bring out your inner Picasso. Be guided by Rondelle Douglas while learning the steps to creating your very own display-worthy masterpiece. Canvas, watercolours and laughs will be provided. Sessions are at 11am or 1pm. All painting supplies included. Free G&T on arrival. Book your place now!
- Gin High Tea: Enjoy our Autumn menu. Sessions available between 11 to 4pm. Bookings required.
- Gin Masterclass: Sessions available at 11am or 3pm. Book now.
- Mulled Gin: Made on site using our gold medal winning Gin 10 - served hot to warm your heart and soul.
SUNDAY 11th JUNE: WORLD GIN DAY FIESTA!
Live music from local artist Mijo Biscan from 1 to 4pm along with Market Day vibes; Wild & Spicy mulled gin, handcrafted cheese, freshly shucked oysters, Regnier cakes dishing out sweet gin-infused delicacies and Krispy’s food truck van from 12 to 4pm serving up their famous Smash burgers. Or book now for our Gin High Tea and famous Gin Masterclass & make your own gin!
- Live music: from local artist Mijo Biscan from 1 to 4pm
- Market day vibes: with Boatshed Cheese offering samples, Peninsula Seafood shucking oysters, Regnier cakes dishing out sweet delicacies infused with gin, and Krispy’s food truck van from 12 to 4pm serving up their famous smash burgers.
- Gin High Tea: Enjoy our Autumn menu. Sessions available from 11 to 4pm. Bookings required.
- Gin Masterclass: sessions from 11am and 3pm. 3pm is an extra session for the day to celebrate all that is gin! Book now.
- Mulled Gin: Rich and fruity, our mulled gin offers a complex taste that will make you forget about the drizzle outside. Come and join us here at distillery door, soak in the ambiance, relax and warm your body, mind and soul!
We have teamed up with our local partner Alba Thermal Springs & Spa to create a luxurious prize for two in our Mother's Day competition - with a sensational prize value of over $600! WIN 2 x vouchers for our renowned Bass & Flinders Gin Masterclass or Gin Tasting Experience + a luxury bathing experience and Lady of Leisure cocktail at Alba Thermal Springs and Spa.
Uncover the flavours and sensations of your favourite spirit - Gin - from the pioneers of the masterclass in Australia, in our home on the Mornington Peninsula + immerse yourself in a unique bathing experience nestled among waving grasses and indigenous flora, with more than 30 pools for you to discover at Alba Thermal Springs and Spa.
Visit us to sample our exciting new warm gourmet sandwich range. Choose from
- Bass & Flinders Reuben - lashings of corned beef, swiss cheese & sauerkraut between local Millers Artisan Bread
- Meatball sub - Juicy tender pork & fennel meatballs, with rich napoli sauce, shaved parmesan & rocket garnish
- Roast Beef Roll - Thinly sliced rare roast beef with seeded mustard served with a side of rich thick gravy on freshly baked Turkish Bread
Perfect with a G&T or one of our delicious signature cocktails.
Celebrate mum in style this Mother’s day with a Gin High Tea.
Surrounded by picturesque scenery, dine on a decadent sweet and savoury menu and our premium, hand crafted gins.
Chocolates for mum on arrival then start with a gin and tonic of your choice. Sip away whilst listening to the smooth sounds of live, local music.
Enjoy a tier of savoury and sweet items including scones, gin infused jam and cream, lemon curd tarts, mini New York cookies, Cerise infused cakes and fresh, seasonal fruits all locally sourced. Savoury selection includes mixed gourmet sandwiches, meats, cheese and crackers.
Today the Australian Distillers Association elected its first female President, our Managing Director and Head Distiller Holly Klintworth!
Holly takes on the role as ADA President following 8 years with Stu Gregor, Four Pillars Co-Founder at the helm.
The team here at Bass & Flinders are so proud of Holly's achievement which is recognition of all her passion and hard work in the distilling industry.
Learn more about our amazing Head Distiller and Managing Director, Holly.
All aboard Yarra Botanica this October!
In our passionate pursuit of creating distinctive, small batch spirits with a focus on local provenance and sourcing of uniquely native botanicals, we are proud to have partnered with well-renowned floating bar and eatery Yarra Botanica to create a special 2022 limited release Native Victorian Gin.
Inspired by the Port Phillip Bay coastline, sea breeze and rocky shores of the Mornington Peninsula, this classic dry gin features delicious and locally foraged botanicals including lemon myrtle, currant bush, samphire and coastal saltbush and sea kelp.
Set atop the Yarra River on Southbank Promenade, Yarra Botanica is the perfect city location to host this water-inspired tipple.
Native Victorian Gin is now available on board Yarra Botanica’s two levels for the spring/summer season. Gin lovers will be able to enjoy the limited edition collaborative spirit under a native floral installation at the venue, complete with stunning views of Melbourne’s tree-lined Southbank and city skyline.
Perfect with a Spring or Summer-inspired charcuterie board (Yarra Botanica serves these by the metre).
This year, we collaborated with one of our local heroes here on the Peninsula, Montalto Wines estate in Red Hill to launch our Batch Two limited edition handcrafted gin, highlighting the incredible ingredients found throughout Wendy’s Garden.
“We love creating new gin blends with Montalto as it gives us an opportunity to work with the seasons using local produce from their own garden...with our combined knowledge, and such a beautiful array of locally harvested produce to work with, it was really something special to see the deep connection between the gin itself, and their property, come together to create such an exceptional end product,” says our very own Holly Klintworth, Managing Director and Head Distiller at Bass & Flinders Distillery.
Read more about it....
Come and visit us at Distillery Door in our coastal home on the Mornington Peninsula and sip on the perfect G&T. All G&T's at our Distillery Door are $10 on a Sunday.
Celebrate good times with the best combination of weather, views and uniquely Australian handcrafted gins.
Tickle your tastebuds with a Typhoon, Wild & Spicy, Pink G&T or an Iconic & Tonic and many many more...
GIN MASTERCLASS $175pp
We offer one of the most unique Gin Masterclasses in Australia where you have an opportunity to create your very own bespoke gin.
Our resident Gin Expert will walk you through the perilous yet fascinating history of gin, the gin distillation process along with the tricks and techniques required to create the perfect gin recipe. Also included in the experience is a cheese platter and G&T, and following the class each guest leaves with a 500ml bottle of their own signature gin blend.