Prohibition Liquor Co to open McLaren Vale cellar door - Showcase SA

Prohibition Liquor Co to open McLaren Vale cellar door

The SA distillers are taking their award-winning gins down south at the picturesque Penny’s Hill property in McLaren Vale.

As the weather gets warmer and the days get longer, the call for a long, leisurely day spent at one of SA’s world-class wineries grows stronger and we’ve got a brand new place where you can do just that. 

CBD-based distillers, Prohibition Liquor Co, have just announced they’re taking their award-winning gins down south and setting up shop in the world-renowned McLaren Vale wine region. 

Located at the picturesque Penny’s Hill in its original 1855 coach house, ‘Prohibition at Penny’s Hill’ will open its doors for the first time this Saturday 17th September.

The craft spirits specialist will initially be open on Saturday’s and Sunday’s with plans underway for a new bar fit-out and enclosed pergola to be completed by Christmas and an additional seated area to be open by April next year.

Serving Prohibition Liquor Co’s gins that have collected more than 100 national and international awards, a selection of Penny’s Hill wines and platters featuring the Prohibition-infused cheese produced by Woodside Cheese Wrights will also be available. 

This is the first regional move for Prohibition Liquor Co, which opened its distillery and tasting room in Gilbert Street, Adelaide, in late 2017. Adam Carpenter, who founded Prohibition in late 2015 with Wes Heddles, said when the opportunity presented itself to have a Prohibition presence in McLaren Vale, the decision by the team to embrace it was unanimous. “We weren’t actively looking to open a regional offering, but a move to McLaren Vale to be part of Penny’s Hill felt a perfect fit with our brand,” Adam said. 

“McLaren Vale is known the world over for its award-winning wines, picturesque landscape and regional food offerings. Who wouldn’t want to be a part of that?”

Penny’s Hill was acquired by The Randall Wine Group – which also owns the iconic Seppeltsfield Estate in the Barossa – in April this year. The Randall Wine Group and Penny’s Hill Executive Chairman and Proprietor Warren Randall said “We are thrilled to welcome our very first tourism business to Penny’s Hill in McLaren Vale – ‘Prohibition’, another wonderful 100% South Australian owned business. 

“The opening of ‘Prohibition at Penny’s Hill’ is the first step in developing the Estate into the equivalent of the ‘Seppeltsfield of the South’.

“Our vision is to evolve Penny’s Hill into a world-class tourism and wine destination, carrying an Australian theme, with an appeal to a family audience.

“A place where you can relax with family and friends, whilst immersing yourselves into the beautiful McLaren Vale landscape, with a glass of Penny’s Hill wine or Prohibition Gin, amongst our 200-year-old red gums.”

Open Saturdays and Sundays, from 11am – 6pm. Walk-ins are welcome but bookings are encouraged by calling 0487 290 959. 

The Prohibition distillery and tasting room is co-located with Bootleg Coffee Co. and Next Door bar at 22 Gilbert Street, Adelaide. 

Prohibition at Penny’s Hill is located at 281 Main Rd, McLaren Vale. 

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Article and images supplied by Lisa Keller from Glam Adelaide

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