Apollo Bay Distillery

Italian influenced Wine Bar and Cellar Door Eatery

What they say

We are located in one of the oldest buildings in town and are the only distillery on the Great Ocean Road, producing boutique and local gins.  Aiming to preserve the tales of the town our gins are linked to local folklores.

What the first judges said in 2021 

A great marriage of pizza and hand crafted gins is waiting to be enjoyed at the Apollo Bay Distillery down at beautiful Apollo Bay (as if the Great Ocean Road needed another attraction). This buzzy, sun-filled temple to Bacchus slings smokin’ wood-fired pizzas and choice selection of the region’s prime beers, wines and spirits. The Apollo Bay Distillery will settle all your cravings for Prickly Moses beers and Flying Brick ciders, and their tight little wine list spotlights the finest drops from the Bellarine Peninsula. But, if you really need to appease the taste buds, opt for a locally hand-crafted gin flight to pair with your pizza of choice. Who knew pizza and gin were a thing? You can also overdose on tall gin cocktails before indulging in a perfectly brewed cup of locally roasted “Hello” coffee. A perfect weekend destination, the Apollo Bay Distillery is a terrific value-for-money example of the region’s booming hospitality industry.

Special strengths

Bright, light-filled, warm and welcoming space in a prime  location. Plenty of  well-spaced tables for interior and exterior dining. Open-plan servery-kitchen with massive wood-fired pizza oven.  Good presentation of the gin flight and the tasting notes .  Variety of pizzas defied expectation. Excellent Salt & pepper squid salad . Generous servings.  Locally roasted coffee expertly brewed and served at a correct temperature. Terrific value-for-money.

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23-27 Great Ocean Rd Apollo Bay Category: Winebar & cellar door eatery Cuisine: Italian style including woodfired pizzas Gluten free & vegetarian options available Head Chef: Melanie Zangger Serving hours: Wednesdays to Fridays 11.00 am to 8.00 pm Saturdays and Sundays 10.00 am to 8.00 pm Street Parking, Off-street Parking & Public Parking available close by Prices: $-$$ Cards accepted: Visa & Mastercard Bookings advisable via (03) 5237 7165 Covid Safe measures in place