The Classic Tour: NZD $25 per person / 75 minutes  

The Cardrona Family Reserve Tour: NZD $350 per person (including $200 hand filled exclusive bottle) / 3+ hours

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The Classic Tour: Taking approximately 75 minutes you will discover the secrets to Cardrona’s artisan spirits, starting with our water source, malted barley and yeast. You will see where the malt is milled, mashed, fermented, distilled and matured before tasting the wares with a tutored spirit tasting of Cardrona spirits

The Cardrona Family Reserve Tour: This exclusive experience will further your whisky tasting skills, while providing you with deep insight into Whisky maturation. You will be hosted by a passionate, expert member of our distillery team. Our time will focus deeply upon warehousing and maturation. You will have the special privilege of tasting spirit directly from cask, and then selecting and personally hand-filling your own exclusive bottle of single cask Cardrona Single Malt Whisky, from a choice of three exceptional casks preselected from our stocks. We will explore the impact temperature, foods and texture have on the Whisky drinking experience.

If you experience any issues booking, please contact us on +64 3 443 1393

The distillery and cellar door are open 7 days a week, with tours on the hour from 10am-3pm every day of the week. The Cardrona Family Cask Tour will run Tuesday - Friday from 10am-1pm each day.

75-90 minute
tour featuring:

Up-close view of our equipment


Our distilling process


Tutored Tasting



Cardrona’s 5 star TripAdvisor rating is a testament to the quality of the distillery tour and the team.

We Love This Place!

This distillery is amazing! The people that work there are absolutely top notch and the quality of their liquor is outstanding. We loved everything about our visit here!

March 2019
- Emilie M

Great Little Tour

Limited group size made it pretty personal, thanks Kenny for making it so interesting, Perfect tasting session which was very informative. Looking forward to a bottle of the orange liqueur. Well worth stopping in!

July 2019
- A H

So fine!

Lovely setting, great tasting liqueur and whisky, friendly and passionate staff! The distillery makes only 1800 bottles of their intense-flavour whisky for each release. Their gin was floral and complex. Well worth a try!

July 2019
- Ann Steph