Junipalooza Melbourne 2023
Juni: An abbreviation of Gin’s signature botanical, juniper.
Palooza: A party, celebration or festival.
Junipalooza: Dozens and dozens of gin makers in one room, sharing their love for the spirit and serving up samples and stories for all to enjoy.
Junipalooza Melbourne is the hottest ticket on the Australian Gin scene, with dozens of distillers gathering under one roof to share their wares with the vanguard of thirsty gin enthusiasts. The festival is a tribute to Gin, made by people who love it, starring people who make it and filled to the brim with curious minds proffering empty glasses.
They don’t stay empty for long – each guest is given their very own keepsake tasting glass to take around the show. There will be over 50 different distillers sharing well over a hundred different gins between them and you’ll be able to stop by whichever ones take your fancy and try their gins both neat and with tonic.
Junipalooza is a meet the maker festival. That means that either the distiller, founder or owner has to be there in person – we want you to be able to meet the people that put everything they have into the gins they make. We want you to be able to see their passion with your own eyes and gain some real context about the world of Gin.
New for 2023! We've listened to your feedback and decided to move the festival to the beautiful Melbourne Showgrounds in their Town Square Pavilion. This means easier transport links getting there and a more open room to roam around in. We hope you love it as much as we do!
You'll have the opportunity to buy all of the gins directly from the brands, so not only will you hear their stories, you'll become a part of them, helping to drive them onwards to the next step in their journey.
We'll also be stocking all of the gins in our onsite Junipalooza shop, so if you don't want to carry bottles around all day you can hand your tasting notes over to our helpers as the end of the session and pick up an armful. Watch out for a cheeky discount code only available at the shop!