A story of many passions: for gin, for wine and for a region where the two were yet to co-exist.
One day Robert Hill-Smith was gifted a bottle of German Riesling infused gin by his daughter Lucy. It was on this day that a seed was planted and a concept arose. A concept that spoke to a long family history in distilling and winemaking, and above all, a mutual obsession for gin.
Smith’s Eden Valley Rock Gin pays homage to its region, Eden Valley – Barossa’s cool-climate high country and home to some of the world’s oldest Riesling vines. Here the Riesling grapes, botanicals - rosemary and lemon myrtle - and the quartz and schist rocks are sourced and used to form this textural and distinctive dry gin.