Visiting Yorke Peninsula with kids in any season – it’s right up there with the best local holiday at home you will find in SA. Yorkes is full of hidden gems like this great family friendly distillery that we stumbled across during a recent trip over to ‘the leg’ on what must have been the most magnificent day of all winter. I mean, not a single filter was used on these pics, so this gives you an idea of how beautiful it is. Imagine this view + sitting on the balcony with the gin, liqueur or vodka of your choice (try them all with a little all out tasting). How lucky are we to have this on our doorstep at a nudge under 2hrs from the city? It’s easily in reach for a day trip even, or get away for the weekend with the family! We stayed very near by at Red Wing Farm
We could bang on about gin science, and how the farmland sprawling out in front of you is responsible for the very wheat used to make their own vodka (most places import their alcohol base…..apparently), which forms the alcohol base for the gins and liqueurs, but you want to know why this is a good spot to take the kids right? Well what we absolutely bloody loved, was that kids drinks here were FREE! So while we sat down and tried a few flights of gins, vodkas and liqueurs, our little crew got free drinks (in our case it was a bunch of free ginger beer!) How good is that. Plus bringing your own food is totally allowed, so they just sat down and ate a bunch of snacks that we had brought along. Easy as.
The distillery is owned and operated by Sam and Olivia, who have really made sure there is plenty to keep the kids entertained and really open this up to family days out. Our kids loved making use of the huge grassed area, with a whole range of ball and other games for them to play. Name something better than lush grass, a good gin, happy kids and a brilliant blue sky….we’ll wait. Oh…..and it’s dog friendly. What a spot!
The spirits here are award winning (we walked out with the vodka which was a real surprise packet) and you can shop online, pop in for their regular in house events or book a tour of their distillery. Our kids love checking out the huge reaction vessels at these sort of places so you will be pleased to know they are all on display and the kids can have a look in the tasting room. Speaking of, what a beautiful and spacious room it is, perfect for any sized family if the weather takes a turn for the worst.
During school terms you will find them open Friday to Sunday (11 til 6) and in school holidays from Wednesday to Sunday (Also 11 til 6), with long weekend Mondays also getting a run.
Find them at: 8658 Upper Yorke Road, Arthurton (30mins out of Port Wakefield up at the top of Yorkes and a stones throw from Moonta)
Check them out;