About Us

Small Acre Big Spirit


Ambleside Distillers produces uncomplicated, creative and innovative spirits. While always keeping respectful to the traditional art form of distilling, we as craftsmen challenge the conventional distilling mindset and focus on attention to detail in every aspect. Sourcing the highest quality ingredients, which are mostly picked and grown in our distillery garden in the Adelaide Hills. Each hand-crafted spirit encompasses its own personality, one that will have a lasting effect to stand the test of time.

Family Owned

The distillery was built from the garden up on our family acreage, in the Adelaide Hills. Run by our big spirited family, Matt, Steve & Trudy Dickson.

Homegrown Botanicals

Our on-site botanical gardens span over 500sqm. We use our botanicals for distilling and in the bar, keeping packaging and wastage to a minimum.

Sustainable Practices

We’ve installed a 33.3kw solar energy system at the distillery, offsetting our carbon footprint by the equivalent of planting of 238 trees per year.


Ambleside Distillers was founded in 2016 by Matt, Trudy and Steve and has since grown into one of South Australia’s most highly awarded and loved spirits brands. In late 2021, we expanded our production space to factor in future demand, and to diversify our offering with the installation of two Australian Made stills, a 970 litre Gin still and a 1250 litre Whisky still. Located on our family acreage in Hahndorf, Ambleside Distillers was built ‘from the garden up’, with an emphasis on ingredients and flavours that thrive in the Adelaide Hills including botanicals grown in the onsite garden.

We’re a ‘big spirited’ family and we want to demonstrate that philosophy through our spirits & experiences on offer at our distillery door.

Located in the Adelaide Hills, South Australia.

Just an 11 minute drive up the south eastern freeway and 25 minutes from the CBD.

1 Ambleside Rd, Hahndorf,
SA 5245

Opening Hours

Mon, Thurs, Fri: 12.00pm – 6.00pm
Sat & Sun: 11.00am – 6.00pm

Group Bookings

We would love your group to visit our distillery and bookings are essential. Please note, during COVID restrictions children must be counted in the head count for bookings.

Please use the online booking platform via the ‘book now’ button above to make all bookings or contact the distillery directly during opening hours. Please note we endeavour to call all customers back however during busy service periods call-backs may be delayed. See our group booking terms & conditions for more information.

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