Barrels inside Cardrona Distillery

Guide to the Wanaka Wineries, Breweries & Distilleries

Rhyme & Reason Brewery

A great spot with the bar in the brewery, enjoy local craft beers, a brewery tour, games & conversations. These guys often have local food trucks outside, or you can BYO food and local musicians or DJ’s are often playing at the weekends. – Growler refills available.

Ground Up Brewing

Head on over to the cellar door for a selection of ever-changing menu of takeaway beers, sometimes small back experimental brews that are not available elsewhere – Growler refills available.

Wanaka Beerworks

Located near the airport, Wanaka Beerworks is the original Wanaka brewery established all the way back in 1998! With a range of long-standing local favourites, it’s a must try.

Cardrona Distillery

The Cardrona Distillery is 100% family-owned and operated & make great hand-crafted Whisky, Gin, Vodka and Liqueurs. The distillery, equipment and the buildings themselves are incredible and a tour a must do for the whisky connoisseurs.

Aitkens Folly Vineyard

Boutique family home vineyard & tasting room and just down the road! Taste your way through some delectable wines in a casual, homely environment.

Maude Wines

Fabulous located with Bistro Gentil restaurant right next door and elevated views over the golf course, mountains and lake. Maude produce a range of award winning, fabulous wines including Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Riesling & Methode Traditionalle (also notable the only Sauvignon I will happily drink!)

Rippon Vineyard

Spectacular views, a completely stunning tasting room (I love rammed earth) and event venue. The views, the wines, the ethos and spirit behind the Rippon Wines is incredible.