Flights Gin Bar
Established at Penny’s Hill, McLaren Vale in 2019, Flights refers to both flights of gin and cocktails – and has an aeronautical connection.
Mad Men OriGINal is a tribute to life and times of 1950s when the gin martini reflected high style and panache. It celebrates savvy, free-spirited arbiters who worked and played outside the framework of convention…its undone bow tie imagery reflects the era.
Vimy, the second Flights gin label, associates directly with the centenary in 2019 of the pioneering aviation feats of famous South Australians, Sir Ross & Sir Keith Smith, who with their intrepid crew, Lieutenants Wally Shiers and Jim Bennett, were winners of first England to Australia flight in 1919. Their aircraft, a Vickers Vimy bomber is housed at Adelaide Airport and images of the crew and their aircraft adorn the walls of the gin bar.
Flights refers of course to an array of gin tasting options on wing-shaped paddles which may be sampled. Both gins are distilled by Kangaroo Island Spirits and the building housing the gin experience is a historic 1850’s carriage house used by the original owners of the property to store their horse drawn carriages.
Penny’s Hill has further aero connections: the property boasts a 500m airstrip, is home base to local helicopter charter operation, Helivista, along with parachute jumping over summer.
COVID Clean Practicing Business
SA McLaren Vale Grape and Wine Tourism Association
Sustainably Produced Wine
Vegan or Vegetarian Wine
Pet Friendly Enquire
No we are fully licensed
Caters for people who use a wheelchair
Welcomes and assists people who have challenges with learning communication understanding and behaviour includes people with autism intellectual disability Down syndrome acquired brain injury ABI dyslexia and dementia
Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids