Learn the art of gin making

Published 2:00pm 4 May 2023

Learn the art of gin making
Words by Kylie Knight

Gin lovers will have the chance to make their own drop at this year’s Moreton Bay Food + Wine Festival, with workshops on offer in The Oasis VIP Village.

Comiskey Distillery’s Gin Workshop will be an intimate distilling experience during which participants can craft their own 500mL bottle of gin using a mini traditional alembic copper still, with more than 100 botanicals to choose from.

Experts will guide gin makers through the process and teach them how to taste spirits like a professional.

They will also receive a lesson in ‘spirit yoga’ and be able to pair the perfect tonic with their gin blend.

The two-hour, hands-on class will be complemented with two cocktails and a gourmet charcuterie board for participants to enjoy. Best of all, they will be able to take their 500ml bottle of gin home.

The workshops cost $160 which includes entry to the Oasis Village. Ticket holders will also need to buy a General Admission ticket to the festival.

Workshop times (bookings are essential with a maximum of 20 people per class):

• Friday, August 4 – 11am and 3pm

• Saturday, August 5 – 11am and 3pm

• Sunday, August 6 – 11am and 3pm

For more information and to book, head to the website

Learn the art of gin making

Oasis VIP Village (presented by Ray White Aspley Group)

Festival goers can live their best lives in this exclusive VIP village, a separate ticketed area to the festival precinct, where they can kick back and relax in comfort with access to:

  • Exclusive luxe bars
  • Private meet and greets with celebrity chefs and personalities
  • Private VIP toilets
  • The Oasis Café with unlimited free coffee thanks to Ray White Woody Point
  • Charging station
  • 3D Camera thanks to Moreton Daily
  • Pamper Palace with free makeup and hair touch-ups
  • Live entertainment and DJ sets
  • Lawn games and activations
  • And much more.
Learn the art of gin making

About Moreton Bay Food + Wine Festival

Moreton Bay Food + Wine Festival is South East Queensland’s largest, tastiest and most delicious celebration of food.

Over three scrumptious days (August 4-6, 2023), more than 15,000 people are expected visit the festival precinct at Woody Point, watch live cooking demonstrations, rub shoulders with celebrity chefs, listen to live music and sample the delights of the Moreton Bay Region’s amazing food bowl.

Celebrity chefs appearing at this year’s event include Miguel Maestre, Poh Ling Yeow, Alastair McLeod, Dominique Rizzo and Kim McCosker.

General Admission tickets are $25 adults, $20 concession/youth (10-17 years) and free for children aged under 10 years.

Tickets are on sale now. Head to the website

The Moreton Bay Food + Wine Festival will be delivered by Moreton Bay Region Industry & Tourism, with the support of key strategic partners, Moreton Bay Regional Council and Tourism and Events Queensland.

The Moreton Bay Food + Wine Festival is supported by the Queensland Government through Tourism and Events Queensland and features on the It’s Live! in Queensland events calendar.


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