Best Adelaide Hills Distilleries to visit in 2024

Threefold Distillery Glenelg

Distilleries in the Adelaide Hills

The Adelaide Hills possess a unique charm and quaint character. The area is located East of the Adelaide CBD in South Australia and is known for its exceptional food and produce, and world-class cool-climate wineries.

The area features stunning natural landscapes with rolling hills, and lush vineyards. The landscape undergoes a remarkable transformation during the Autumn months as the foliage evolves into a vibrant range of colours.

The hills are in close proximity to the Adelaide CBD with only a short 30-minute drive taking you from Adelaide to Ambleside.

Too far to drive to the Adelaide Hills?

Check out the Top 8 Adelaide Distillery Doors instead.

1. Ambleside Distillers

Ambleside Adelaide Hills Distillery
Location: Hahndorf, South Australia
Produces: This Adelaide Hills distillery produces an exceptional range of gins.
Highlights: Small Acre Gin uses botanicals grown on site including rhubarb which brings a soft sweetness to the gin.
Opening hours:
Thursday 12–6 pm
Friday 12–6 pm
Saturday 11 am–6 pm
Sunday 11 am–6 pm
Monday 12–6 pm

2. 78 Degrees Distillery

Adelaide Hills Distillery

Location: Hay Valley, South Australia
Produces: A solid range of gins, several whiskies and a great range of vermouths.
Highlights: The sweet vermouth is inspired by the traditional Torino vermouths that are paired with Australian native botanicals.
Opening hours:
Thursday 11 am–5 pm
Friday 11 am–5 pm
Saturday 11 am–5 pm
Sunday 11 am–5 pm

3. Applewood Distillery

Applewood Adelaide Hills Distillery

Location: Gumeracha, South Australia
Produces: 4 core gins, many collaboration releases and an endless line of limited releases.
Highlights: The Wattleseed vodka which is biscuity and earthy but unfortunately it is only available in low quantities.
Opening hours:
Thursday 12–6 pm
Friday 12–6 pm
Saturday 12–6 pm
Sunday 12–6 pm

4. Route 9 Distillery

Adelaide Hills Gin Distillery
Location: Balhannah, South Australia
Produces: A concise range of gins including several limited release flavoured gins and premix G&T cans. They also have whiskey and rums ageing in barrels, awaiting release.
Highlights: The Adelaide Hills distillery produces a Navy Gin featuring star anise, pink peppercorn and vanilla.
Opening hours:
Thursday 12–5 pm
Friday 12–8 pm
Saturday 12–5 pm
Sunday 12–5 pm

Leave a comment

Please note, comments must be approved before they are published

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.