Gin lovers get ready for the ultimate Sunshine Coast Distillery Experience. Switch out your morning tea for a gin tasting at Sunshine & Sons distillery door, followed by a locally-sourced lunch with a side of gin at one of the region’s finest boutique distilleries. In case that’s not quite enough gin, we’ll finish up with a tasting paddle at another of the Coast’s best distilleries.
We will collect you and your group from your choice of location in our comfortable and COVID-safe minibus. Relax in air-conditioned luxury and take in the stunning scenery of the Sunshine Coast as we drive you to your first stop. We will arrive at Sunshine & Sons distillery door mid-morning, where you can begin your day by tasting their exquisite gins.
Next, it’s back to the bus for more magnificent scenery as we meander through Noosa’s beautiful hinterland to the charismatic town of Pomona, snuggled at the base of Mount Cooroora. We will conveniently arrive here at 12pm – lunchtime! Enjoy a delicious lunch along with a tasting paddle of spectacular gin blends at The Pomona Distilling Company, a rustic, handcrafted venue with a secret beer garden and plenty of character.
Once you’ve had plenty of time to enjoy your food and gin and stretch your legs we will make our way to our last stop of the day: Fortune Distillery in Noosa Heads. One of the things that makes this distillery special is that has joined forced with Land & Sea – one of the Sunshine Coast’s best craft beer brewers, giving you the option to round off your day with either a beer or a gin tasting paddle. Unwind with your chosen beverage until 3:30 when we will make our way back to your drop-off location.
Pick-up & drop-off location as requested
Pick-up time between 10 am-11 am (flexible)
Drop-off 4 pm – 5 pm (flexible)
Your Distillery Door Day Tour begins in the morning when our friendly and experienced driver will welcome you aboard our comfy, COVID-safe minibus. Fasten your seatbelt and select the perfect soundtrack for your day, and it’s off to your first stop: Sunshine & Sons distillery door, where will arrive mid-morning.
This exquisite distillery is the brainchild of four lifelong friends who decided to combine their love of the Sunshine Coast with their experience in and adoration for beautifully handcrafted spirits. Their specialities include a range of magnificent vodkas and gins, as well as a Sunshine Coast cane spirit. You and your group will be welcomed in for a talk and tasting of their finest gins.
Late morning, we will hop back onto the minibus where you can soak up the breathtaking beauty of the hinterland as we make the 30-minute trip to Pomona, a charming and quirky town nestled at the foot of Mt Cooroora, arriving just in time for lunch. Popular for its alternative lifestyle, it’s no wonder that the Pomona community is also a center for artisan distilleries, organic produce, Slow Movement champions and all that kind of loveliness.
By now you’ll have worked up an appetite from all of the gin tasting and relaxing, and need a nice sit-down, something to nibble on, and maybe a drop more gin. Well, you’re in luck. The Pomona Distilling Company has an awesome mouth-watering menu; they tell us that they
“Take a pinch of the classics, spice them up with an elegant Thai street-inspired flavour, shake it together with the best fresh local produce and serve with a generous dose of Pomona hospitality.” And we couldn’t agree more! There’s plenty of space to relax in this chill, rustic venue. The food’s delicious but so too is the gin! Master Distiller Robin Yates and his team have produced a range of stunning gins for you to taste, so get tasting!
After taking a leisurely hour and a half for lunch we’ll chivvy you back into the minibus for the scenic drive back to Noosa for your final experience: the Fortune Distillery at Land & Sea Brewery. Renowned for its craft beer, the Fortune is the brewery’s little secret. The Fortune team uses local ingredients to produce a range of fine spirits – vodka and a white malt as well as medal-winning gins and rum – and Head Distiller Jack and his team will welcome you to chat about all things gin. And, of course, your visit wouldn’t be complete without the opportunity to taste the Fortune Distillery’s finest. If you feel like you’ve had your fill of gin for the day (although we’re not sure that’s even possible!), you might opt instead for a tasting paddle of the breweries finest beers.
You will enjoy a wonderful two hours with the Fortune team, at which point we will hop back onto the bus one last time and head back to your chosen drop-off location.
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