Welcome to

d:STIL PROJECT

home to New Zealand's only GIN SCHOOL

Forged from a love of gin, botanicals and distilling, we offer craft spirit and distilling experiences where you learn and have a whole lot of fun at the same time.  Held in Coatesville there's plenty to enjoy - food, gin, gardens and alpacas.

Events can include distil-your-own-gin, distilling demos, gin tastings and gin-inspired food. Birthdays, hen parties, groups over 8+ talk to us about a private event.

Gifts gin lovers will cherish

A gin lovers must have! Well-researched New Zealand Gin Guide
Guide to NZ Gin
design | distil | take home | your own gin
GIN SCHOOL
Experience all things gin 
tasting | distilling | gin-inspired food
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DESIGN | DISTIL | Take home

The ultimate experience for the adventurous gin lover. Make and personalise your very own gin.

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Full-day immersion

Learn to distil your own gin, enjoy a gin-inspired lunch, NZ gin tasting, stroll around our rural garden and visit the adorable alpacas

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PRIVATE PARTIES

OFFER AN EXPERIENCE YOUR GUESTS REMEMBER

Book your special occasion event with us. We’ll tailor make your perfect party for groups of 8 or more.

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Full Day with lunch

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FOR GIN LOVERS

Meet the team

The d:STIL Project team would love to welcome you to the event of your choosing. Together we aim to create the perfect distilling experience for you.

Elaine Gear

Our Masterchef
 
  Growing up in the Middle East Elaine loves to use spices in her amazing dishes. With a heart as generous as the plates she dishes up, we're so privileged to have her creating our gin-inspired lunches and grazing platters.

Sarah Tyler

Craft Distiller
 

  Sit back and relax as Sarah shares her passion for distilling with you.

  A lover of all things botanical, from gardening to gin, Sarah has an extensive knowledge of the wonderful plants used to make and flavour spirits, liquors and bitters.

Kevin Tyler

Craft Brewer
 

  Kevin's an avid craft brewer with a great knowledge of fermentation and hops.

  He loves being behind the bar whipping up refreshing drinks. He's also the architect of our barn-style venue.