Taste test

South Australia's Never Never Distilling Co offers premium cellar-door experiences.

Photography by Now and Then Photography

04 May 2023


A feast for the senses, Australia’s most highly awarded gin brand, Never Never Distilling Co, has unveiled a new line-up of premium experiences at their stunning, award-winning McLaren Vale distillery door, Chalk Hill Collective, including the launch of functions and private events.

Located atop Chalk Hill in the McLaren Vale Region, the venue is just a 45-minute drive from Adelaide’s CBD, and is renowned for sustainable winegrowing, world-class drink and culinary experiences, as well as pristine natural attractions. Expanding 30 kilometres of breathtaking coastline and ranges, the McLaren Vale boundaries are made up of distinct panoramic landscapes contrasting seaside with sprawling lofty vineyards.

Perched on the hill at 56 Field Street, Chalk Hill Collective is the triple-pronged beast and joint home for three South Australian greats: the family-owned small-batch winery Chalk Hill, Australia’s most highly awarded gin distillery Never Never Distilling Co, and the Italian Canteen – Cucina di Strada.


The structure itself has been architecturally designed and is dominated by an expansive covered deck that showcases spectacular 300-degree views of the region.

The building pays homage to the farming sheds that dominate the wine region’s landscape with its horizontal corrugated iron and internal steel supports, while the venue fit-outs show the sophistication of an inner-city bar experience.


Interactive tasting experiences

Never Never Distilling Co are now offering premium gin masterclasses seven days a week. Enjoy a fully guided tasting and tour of the distillery, hosted by one of their resident gin experts. Booking includes a tasting flight of their signature gin range, a delicious cocktail of your choice from the seasonal drinks menu, and a take-home gift bag valued at $70.

For those looking to seek more flavour, there are also privately-hosted gin masterclass experiences with Never Never Distilling Co-founder and Brand Director, Sean Baxter.

Starting with a personalised gin and tonic and some snacks on the beautiful lawn, you’ll walk in the footsteps of the founders, take a private tour of their production facility, and experience a detailed tasting of their core range of products and sample a seasonal release (or two!).

Your experience will finish with a personalised classic cocktail made for you by Sean before enjoying a delicious pinsa lunch from their friends at Cucina di Strada. Plus – everyone in your group will take home an exclusive Never Never Distilling Co goody bag worth $150.

Functions and private events

Whether it’s a special birthday or an important corporate event,  Never Never has also launched a range of private functions hosted at the Distillery Door.

With drinks packages that have been designed to showcase not only their favourite Never Never Distilling Co products but also the most popular serves at the venue, there is something on offer to please all your guests.

Working closely with Chalk Hill Wines, Cucina di Strada and other local suppliers, Never Never also bring a carefully curated selection of food and drinks packages that can be adapted for your event.

Such as delicious Italian street food served in a rolling, banquet style of eating designed to be shared, casual canape-style or a seated dining experience, their functions team will work with you to help you choose the perfect menu for your occasion.



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