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Distillery McLaren Vale

Down South Distillery

Down South Distillery is a family team of artisan distillers who have the passion for the artistry of unconventional well-crafted spirits, and the celebration of a sensory experience behind every sip.

Situated within the premises of the beautiful Agostino’s Cellar Door, we proudly invite you to taste our spirits and join our journey to create premium Australian Spirits in McLaren Vale.

Down South Distillery McLaren Vale Aldinga Cellar Door

Down South Distillery McLaren Vale

Gin McLaren Vale – Keeping your Spirits up

Explore Our Gins

Are you a gin enthusiast who wants local experiences that embrace smooth, full-bodied aromas, along with exceptional taste? Try our collection of premium Gins that are designed to captivate your senses.

Board Meeting Citrus Gin

Board Meeting (Citrus) Gin

A pleasant rollercoaster of flavours, this citrus Gin is packed with botanicals that coat the palate with hints of orange, cinnamon, and all things delightful. → Order Now

Water Hole Dry Gin

Watering Hole Dry Gin

Smooth and soft on the palate, this dry Gin is packed with hints of fiery pepper and ginger, while adding to the sultry tease of lime. → Order Now

Bush Chook Pink Gin

Bush Chook (Pink) Gin

Leaving a lasting sensory impression of musk, peach & grape, this pink Gin booms with floral intrigue of jasmine with natural sweeteners. → Order Now

Down South Distillery McLaren Vale Aldinga Cellar Door

Cellar Door McLaren Vale

Gin Tastings McLaren Vale

Our Cellar Door

Situated within the premises of Agostino’s Cellar Door, Aldinga, and only a 40 minutes’ drive from Adelaide, we welcome you to visit our distillery cellar door, where you can enjoy our smooth, full-bodied Gins in the relaxed atmosphere found Down South.

A perfect way to spend a few hours in the afternoon exploring our Gin Tasting Flight, or perhaps a cheeky Gin & Tonic, or two over lunch.

Enjoy your Spirits in an authentic atmosphere, and let time stand still for a moment.

We are open for tastings, pick-up, and shipment.

Down South Distillery

Distillery McLaren Vale

Our Story

Down South Distillery was formed around passion, inspiration, and love for everything Down South. Our story began with having uncharted and brave conversations of what it could be to create a gin that defined the norms.

Crafting a gin that was contrary to traditional guidelines and recipe structure, the fun and excitement of experimentation and innovation began.

And so begins our journey.

Making out-of-the norm gin recipes, not rushing these along, but rather taking our time for our Spirits to develop and emerge.

And after many trials, experiments, variations, and adjustments, we finally found what we had been looking for: a smooth, full-bodied spirit that incorporated an abundance of botanical aroma, the mark of our Premium Spirits.

Down South Distillery McLaren Vale Aldinga Cellar Door

Gin cocktail recipes

Juniper Gin

Our Signature Gin Cocktails

Our curated signature Gin cocktails capture the essence of McLaren Vale and the Fleurieu Peninsula. Blending local botanical herbs, spices, roots, seeds, and hints of peeled fruits to create the unique flavours and aromas that capture the very Spirit of Down South.

Experience our first Gin cocktail, the Down South Side, which is a contemporary take on a timeless classic, or other favourites including the Contessa Negroni, Sea Spray Spritz, Cherry Bomb, Pink Haze, and many more.

Distillery Door McLaren Vale

New Spirits Coming Soon

Unveiling a range of new premium, limited editions of Spirits that brings you a new sensory experience behind every sip; Smooth, full-bodied spirits, not rushed.

Down South Distillery McLaren Vale Aldinga Cellar Door

Down South Aldinga, McLaren Vale

Visit Us

Our Location

Lot 40 Stonehouse Lane, Aldinga, South Australia 5173

Situated within the premises of Agostino’s Cellar Door, Aldinga, and only a 40 minutes’ drive from Adelaide.