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Headlands Writers Festival

Headland Writers Festival 2023
Headland Writers Festival 2023


We’re thrilled to share the news that we will co-host this year’s Headland Writers Festival. As part of this exciting partnership, we invite you to join us for the Sunday (29. October) sessions at the distillery, which will be live-streamed free of charge. Whether you have just an hour to spare or want to immerse yourself in the literary world for the entire afternoon, we welcome you to be a part of this enriching experience. Come and explore the captivating world of literature with us.


Sunday, 29 October

9:30 am-10:30 am
Charlotte Wood, Bryan Brown, Fiona M
Christos Tsiolkas and Gabbie Stroud with Jane Palfreyman
11:00 am-12:00 am
David Marr
Nikki Gemmell
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Chris Masters

The program could undergo alterations.

Wildbrumby bags two business awards

Business awards

We are incredibly honoured to have received not one but TWO awards at the 2023 Snowy Monaro Business Awards, announced at a gala dinner on May 5th to recognise the success of local businesses in our region.

Wildbrumby took home the Hospitality, Leisure and Tourism Business of the Year award AND the People’s Choice award for our category, so we’d like to say a huge thanks to all of our wildbrumby customers and community for casting your vote.

Wildbrumby celebrates 20 years of distilling

Let’s raise a glass to pure Australian mountain spirits crafted in the heart of the Snowy Mountains.

Wildbrumby distillery, a pioneer of the Australian spirits industry, is proud to be celebrating its 20th year anniversary.

It was way back in 2003 that wildbrumby founders Brad and Monika Spalding set out to create a haven for distilling and the arts in the stunning Snowy Mountains region.

Over the past two decades the distillery has become a staple of the Australian spirits scene, winning numerous awards for unique and delicious products.

It is also a regular sponsor of local charities and sporting events, and in 2022 was named ‘Business of the Year’ at the 2022 Jindabyne’s Citizen Award Ceremony.

Using locally sourced ingredients, the distillery has become the most recognised schnapps distillery in Australia, attracting visitors from all around the world.

“Twenty years ago, we had a vision to create a distillery that would produce world-class spirits using the purest water from the Snowy Mountains,” said Brad Spalding.

“Today, we are proud to have established a distillery that is not only recognised in Australia but also globally, winning numerous awards across our unique product range.”

The distillery produces a wide range of fruit-based schnapps and in 2018, its flagship product, peach nectar, was a gold medalist at the Australian Distilled Spirits awards. IT was also named Apple Schnapps Distillery of the year at the Melbourne International Spirits Competition.

Wildbrumby also produces a popular range of gin featuring locally-sourced botanicals, with each variety striking gold at international spirits competitions in years past.

Brad and Monika are champions of the arts and have embedded their own artistic vision throughout the distillery, where works from various artists are showcased, including those by Brad (aka Spalding), who is an accomplished artist in his own right.

Distillery visitors can also stroll through the extensive sculpture garden which offers an immersive art experience that is designed to inspire, delight and provoke as it seamlessly blends with the natural surroundings.

To mark its 20-year milestone, wildbrumby is planning a series of events and activities throughout the year, starting on April 7 (Good Friday) with the Hip Replacements playing live music at the distillery from 1.00 – 4.00pm.

“We are excited to celebrate our 20th year anniversary with the community that has supported us throughout the years,” said Brad Spalding.

“So come raise a glass for wildbrumby, one of the pioneers of the Australian craft distillery scene, and here’s to many more years of delicious schnapps and spirits!”

Wildbrumby named ‘business of the year’


Brad and Monika Spalding are proud to have been named ‘Business of the Year’ at the Jindabyne Citizen Award Ceremony on Australia Day 2022.

The Australia Day awards were held at John Connors Oval to celebrate the achievements of local citizens and businesses, and wildbrumby distillery was chosen for its outstanding contribution to tourism and arts in the Snowy Monaro region.

The event was supported by Snowy Monaro Regional Council and The National Australia Day Council as part of the National Australia Day Celebrations.

Meet Joan (our new Still)

Wildbrumby Still

To celebrate World Gin Day on June 12 we ran a batch of gin through our brand new Kothe Still custom built for us in Germany over the past 12 months and then shipped to us here in the Thredbo Valley. Joan takes her name from Brad Spalding’s mum and has four times the capacity of Florence (our current still), allowing us to substantially boost production of our award-winning range of gin and schnapps!

‘Angel’ at wildbrumby


We are excited to announce ‘Angel’ by Phillip Doggett Williams as the newest addition to our ever-growing sculpture collection on the distillery grounds.

Phillip is a Melbourne based sculptor who has built a strong reputation in art culture. His artwork has been included in significant collections such as the Australian National Gallery in Canberra, Artbank, the Gallery of NSW —and now here at wildbrumby distillery in our sculpture garden.

Angel Sculpture

The Largest Gin Tasting in the World!


We called on all local gin lovers to join us at wildbrumby to celebrate Aussie gin & break the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for the largest gin tasting event ever on November 22. You answered the call and we claimed the world record with a photo finish!

Multiple venues around Australia hosted 802 participants, which surpassed the previous record of 796 held by the Brits, allowing us to claim the Gin Ashes.

A big thank you to all who took part and a massive thanks to the event organisers at Gintonica.