Enjoy a sophisticated high tea at the beautiful Riverdale Estate followed by a tour and tasting session at an award-winning gin distillery.
High tea in The Orangery Conservatory on Riversdale Estate is a special experience. Take in the grand estate, the elegant interior design, gentle background music and welcome glass of sparkling wine as you enjoy a delicious array of cucumber sandwiches, fluffy scones and perfectly formed pastries. The sweeping water views complement the delectable offering perfectly.
Next, journey through the pretty countryside to the historic Shene Estate, a pastoral holding since 1810. The grandeur of the stables and homestead reflect early colonialist Gamaliel Butler’s wealth and position in the colony. The current custodians have been busy restoring the property and distilling their very own award-winning gin. Enjoy a short overview tour to uncover the history of this property before heading into the 1846 convict built barn. Enjoy a tasting session of the signature "A true Spirit" and 'Poltergeist - unfiltered" gins. Yum! You’ll also learn about the process of making gin and the twelve botanical elements featured in Poltergeist.
Guests under the age of 18 are welcome on the tour but cannot participate in gin tasting.