Corporate Experiences with a twist

Matahui Distillery ‘Botanics to Bottle’

Gin-Making Workshop

Katikati, Bay of Plenty


A unique and unforgettable team-building experience

We invite you and your team to our ‘Botanics to Bottle’ gin-making workshop where you’ll be taken on a journey from ‘source to sip’, guided by our passionate distilling experts.Take the opportunity to immerse yourselves in the art of crafting gin; bond together over the secrets of what makes a great tasting gin, sample over 20 different botanicals from our Flavour Library, and design your own gin working with the flavours you love. We will then make your gin recipe a reality; blending and labelling a personalised 500ml bottle for each team member to take home.

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Tailored for corporate groups of up to 16 people, the Matahui Distillery ‘Botanics to Bottle’ workshop provides your group a refreshing escape from the office environment, to experience team building that is creative, collaborative and educational; all within a 30-minute drive from Tauranga.

We are perfect for:

  • Team Building: Step out of the office and into a setting that fosters innovation and creativity.
  • Management Days: Enhance relationships and communication among your leadership team.
  • Board Member Outings: Take them out of the boardroom, into nature and explore their creative side.
  • Client Entertainment: Impress clients with a unique experience blending nature, creativity, and the art of craft distillation.

So if you’re seeking to reward your team, impress clients, or indulge in a day of creative exploration, the ‘Botanics to Bottle’ workshop at Matahui Distillery is the perfect choice. Why not download our corporate brochure for more information.



Perfecting Your Recipe

You'll kickstart your adventure by sampling Matahui’s signature Adventurer’s Gin. Delve into the craftsmanship behind its creation, learn what sets it apart, and uncover the secrets to crafting a great recipe.


Flavour Library Exploration

Guided by our team of master distillers, you will have the chance to sample over 20 individually distilled botanicals from our Flavour Library, the only one in New Zealand.


Create Your Recipe

From citrus to spice, lemongrass to lavender, this exploration is designed to deepen your understanding of how each flavour features in a gin blend. Armed with this knowledge, you will then combine the flavours you enjoy the most, leading to your unique recipe.


Guided Gin Tasting

Relax after your Gin Lab experience for a guided tasting while we blend your gin. Sample our range of small batch gins, liqueurs and cocktails made on site in our micro-distillery.

signature gin

Take Home Your Signature Gin

Once complete, you’ll be ready to take home your personalised 500ml bottle of gin, perfectly paired to your palate.

OUR location

Matahui Distillery is located at 270 Matahui Road, Aongatete - just a short drive from KatiKati and less than half an hour’s drive from Tauranga. You can self-drive to our rural location, or we can provide you with details of local transport companies that can arrange transport for you.

While you are at Matahui Distillery, you are welcome to explore our vibrant 'gin garden’, where we have planted a range of different botanicals, all grown in harmony with nature, without intensive sprays and pesticides.


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book your next memorable group experience

Our ‘Botanics to Bottle’ Group Gin-making experiences for up to 16 people. Please book your experience using the calendar below or if you can't see your chosen date, please contact us directly.

Private & Corporate Gin Lab Experience