Introducing Margaret River’s newest Distillery
We are just a little bit excited about our newest venture. Wise Wine is entering the fascinating world of spirits distilling with Margaret River’s newest distillery. We are Australia’s only producer of Pisco, Gin Gin Gin, Ginger Gin and only 100% on-site producer of Gin Martini. You can watch theses and many other exotic spirits being distilled on site, sample them and take them home. The Australian designed and built ‘STILLDragon’ Still operates most days in our Tasting Room at the Wise Estate in Margaret River.
Our dream is to make great, small run gins and spirits to share with you and that we love too. Join us on our journey as we discover the delights of small run distilling.
The Wise Distillery is the only Margaret River distillery distilling its own chardonnay and other grape varieties on-site as the base for our spirits. This is done to retain the fruit aromatics of the wine to infuse into our range of spirits. All other local Margaret River Distillers and Gin producers purchase bulk ethanol from South Australia and simply flavour this with juniper berries and botanicals.
Head Distiller, Greg Garnish is passionate about traditional distillation. He uses pristine on-site rainwater and a range of secret recipes and techniques to make spirits that are unique and deliver a real ‘WOW’ factor. Greg invites all visitors to Margaret River to drop into the Wise Tasting Room and observe the Wise Still in operation at close quarters and taste the range.
interesting ‘STILLDragon’ still facts:
- 380 Litre Kettle
- 6 heating elements and a steel reflux column
- 5 hours are required to distill one batch
- At full production this makes 60 litres of 85% spirit per day in two batch runs. That’s 180 bottles of WISE spirits per day
- We only use WISE WINE we make to distill into spirit – whereas almost all commercial stills use bulk ethanol from South Australia
- The wines are made specifically for distillation different to table wines this is a closely guarded secret so we can’t tell you how :/
- We use “Gin Gin” Chardonnay and other varietals again this is a closely guarded secret.
- 6 litres of wine will give us 1 litre of 85% spirit.
- The wine is heated to 80 degrees C. The methanol then evaporates (thats the dangerous bit) after the “Heads” are captured and discarded we capture the ethanol the “Hearts” which makes up our fusel alcohol (spirit)
the Wise Distillery Gin & Spirit range currently includes:
Our range of Wise Distillery spirits is constantly evolving as we try new techniques and ingredients. Here is our current range:
Gin Gin Gin
Premium parcels of Margaret River Chardonnay ‘Gin Gin‘ clone have been triple distilled to craft this ‘Modern Australian Style‘. Juniper berries, lemon Myrtle, orange peel lead the fresh citrus aromatics with an exotic spice. The only addition is Margaret River rain water.
Our Gin Gin Gin with the addition of Rose wine made with Shiraz grown here on the Wise property. The Gin Gin Gin characters with a hint of summer fruits.
Strictly speaking not a gin but a Pisco that has been flavoured with a unique recipe of sugar syrup, ginger, ginseng & guarana. Take our Gin Gin Gin, add Ginger Ale, and a touch of lime = Chilcano cocktail – pour over ice = cocktail made.
The world’s first “gum nut” gin. 20% Gin Gin Gin, 40% Pisco distilled with aged bourbon barrel staves and 40% Pisco distilled with green gum nuts. Its totally unique and quintessentially West Australian.
Australia’s only Pisco has been released. Premium Margaret River grapes distilled for the purpose of crafting Australia’s only Pisco. Fruity and floral aromatics with a soft round palate. It has a subtle wine flavour on the back palate and is diluted with Margaret River rain water. Used in South America as a base for many drinks including the famous Pisco Sour.
We have blended portions of lemon and limes to craft the perfect Pisco Sour base. Simply add egg whites, shake over ice to make the world famous cocktail.
An Italian aperitif, fortified with pisco and then the botanicals are added including lots of citrus peel. It can be drunk with soda or lemonade but it is best used to make a Wise Gin Gin Gin martini – Australia’s first “single estate” gin martini.
We are always experimenting with new flavours and techniques. The Tasting Room can have Mandarin Pisco, Pink Gin, Black Truffle Gin or Honkey Nut Gin at any time.
Order your Wise Margaret River distillery spirits online:
Ordering your Wise Distillery spirits online is super easy.
Buying your Wise Margaret River Distillery spirits online is very cost effective and convenient. We use the secure PayPal payment system. You can pay with either Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover/Diners Credit Card, Visa or Mastercard, Debit Card or your Paypal account.
We will carefully pack and deliver promptly to your door or PO Box. Freight is $10 per bottle and free for orders $150 and over.
To make an online purchase, please select spirits from the list above, enter your name, phone, email and delivery details and click Click to place your order to complete your purchase. Wines are dispatched using Australia Post and typical delivery times are between three (WA) and ten working days (Eastern States).
If you experience any difficulties in completing an online purchase, please email email@example.com or call our Cellar door on 08 9750 3103 between 11am and 5pm (WST) 7 days.