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

Lunch bookings available. Menu changes daily with a selection of small plates created by our head chef, Kim Kuruvilla.

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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.

5 star rating
30/04/2021 - TripAdvisor

Do not drive past!! An amazing boutique tasting experience made so memorable by Linda. She was knowledgeable and personable, unimposing and inviting. We bought a superb Gin and enjoyed a complimentary cocktail as a birthday gift. 10/10 - don’t miss it

5 star rating
25/04/2021 - TripAdvisor

Coffee and tasting Stunning location and great coffee. Tasting the gin, vodka and other produce is essential! Passionate people explaining it all is great.

5 star rating
22/04/2021 - TripAdvisor

A must do while in Wanaka I recommend this tour even if you are not a Whiskey fan. The story of this business is inspirational. Our guide Brianna was great and very knowledgeable and passionate about the region. This is my second tour and will do it again. Love what you have created, keep it up.