Get your gin game on because Australia’s most loved gin, Four Pillars, is celebrating all things bloody this winter season. World Gin Day marks the anniversary of the launch of Bloody Shiraz Gin, and this year it’s being released with a calendar full of bloody goodness and a new sibling in tow – Bloody Pinot Noir Gin.
Four Pillars will debut the inaugural Bloody Midwinter Gin Fest, a line-up of gin-fuelled events celebrating everyone’s cult favourite, Bloody Shiraz Gin, that will run over eight weeks and three states from 1 June to 30 July 2023.
To make the bloody season even more epic, on World Gin Day, 10 June, Four Pillars will release a brand spanking new, limited Bloody Pinot Noir Gin. Now that’s a headline act.
At the same time, you’ll also be able to load up on the mother of all bloodiness, the 2023 Limited Edition Bloody Shiraz Gin which this year sees a unique bottle design by Aussie artist Luke Lucas.
THE BLOODY MIDWINTER GIN FEST
The Bloody Midwinter Gin Fest is made up of 15 events over two months in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane featuring World Gin Day weekend celebrations at our homes in Healesville and Sydney, a Golden Century BBQ takeover at the Sydney Lab combining all things duck and pinot, one-night-only Bloody Midwinter Feasts hosted by Co-founders Cam and Stu, Gin & Film fests and winter-long Bloody Midwinter Pop-Ups at some of your favourite venues.
NSW Line Up
10 – 11 June Sydney Lab World Gin Day Weekend
Beats, basslines and Bloody Pinot Noir Gin and Bloody Shiraz Gin star at the Sydney World Gin Day celebrations. Walk into a purple oasis of bloody gin-themed drinks and snacks and DJ entertainment, Bloody Pinot Noir Gin workshops and complimentary Bloody Shiraz and Bloody Pinot Noir Gin tastings all weekend long.
18 June – 19 June Golden Century BBQ x Sydney Lab Takeover
The Lab will see its third official restaurant takeover with Billy Wong and his team behind the empire of Cantonese cuisine, Golden Century BBQ, slinging pork, duck and dumplings teamed with Bloody Shiraz Gin drinks.
19 July Sydney Feast, North Bondi Fish
In collaboration with our friends at NBF, Cameron and Stu will rock Bondi with the Bloody Shiraz Gins, a taste of the new Bloody Pinot Noir Gin, alongside a delicious meal and wines from Yarra Valley locals Payten & Jones.
Other Sydney gin festivities can be found here and include winter takeovers at North Sydney’s Rafi and the Harbour View Hotel, plus a Gin & Film Fest themed Slasher Sirens at Golden Age Cinema.
VIC Line Up
10 – 11 June Healesville Distillery World Gin Day Weekend
The OG, Healesville HQ, will turn into a purple party palace on Saturday and Sunday. Expect entertainment, Bloody Pinot Noir Gin workshops and complimentary Bloody Shiraz and Bloody Pinot Noir Gin tastings over two days.
11 July Melbourne Feast, Yakimono
High energy Japanese diner, Yakimono, hosts Stu and Cam for fiery food and purple gin drinks, a taste of Bloody Pinot Noir Gin and wines from Yarra Valley locals, Payten & Jones.
8, 15 & 22 July Healesville Fireside Festival
Join the Payten & Jones team at the Healesville Distillery and learn how to make delicious hot cocktails. You’ll be guided through the creation of a hot Negroni, hot Gin Toddy and mulled wine, all around a cosy firepit accompanied by delicious, paired snacks.
Other Melbourne gin festivities can be found here and include winter takeovers in the CBD at Dessous and Goldilocks, plus a Gin & Film Fest themed Slasher Sirens at Thornbury Cinema.
QLD Line Up
5 July Brisbane Feast, Stratton
Newstead’s Stratton will be the home of a feast accompanied by purple gin when Stu and Cam takeover the WW2 hangars for one night only. Expect Bloody Shiraz Gin cocktails, a taste of Bloody Pinot Noir Gin, Payton & Jones wine and rollicking good fun.
28 June – 30 July Brisbane Takeover, Stratton
Stratton will also host a month-long venue-takeover with special Bloody Shiraz Gin drinks menu.
Details and tickets for all the events in the Bloody Midwinter Gin Festival line-up can be found here.