South Coast Distillery: Distillery Tour

Updated: Aug 13, 2020

South Coast Distillery was established in 2017 by Luke Harding and Oskar Schwab, but its story really began in 2011. While housemates in Wollongong, Harding and Schwab discovered a mutual appreciation for gin, leading to a tradition of “Martini Thursdays.” Each week, the duo 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, the mates 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 the Silver Medal at the influential San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Recently, 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.

Join us for a tour of our distillery

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 tasting masterclass. Available for individuals and groups.  Coming soon! Drop us a line via our contact page and we'll let you know when it becomes available.

Make your own Gin

Try your hand at blending your own custom gin. Work with one of our distillers to mix up a gin of your own creation using our individual botanical distillates. Coming soon! Drop us a line via our contact page and we'll let you know when it becomes available.

Trading Hours

Friday 4pm til late

Tours by appointment

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160-164 Keira St, Wollongong NSW 2500

ph: (02) 4229 5411 




11am til Late

7 days a week

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