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GINstitute by the Sea is available on weekends all year long! We are looking forward to welcoming you to Steinhart Distillery for this unique experience where you will learn from Thomas Steinhart, the Master Ginmaker himself. Please reach out to us directly for custom dates, availability, and to book your weekend getaway.

Go behind-the-scenes at award-winning Steinhart Distillery to craft your very own spirits. With ocean views as your backdrop, forage for ingredients and select from an array of spices and citrus to create your unique flavours with the distiller. Savour German-inspired local delicacies, paired with Nova Scotia cocktails, as you perfect your craft. 


  • Signature Steinhart cocktail featuring award-winning spirits

  • Private guided tour: Go behind-the-scenes of the distillery, inspired by 300-year old German family traditions 

  • Distill your own spirits: Using local ingredients, discover the secrets of distilling and flavouring.

  • Perfect your recipe: With the help of your expert distiller, create and bottle a gin or vodka that’s completely your own!

  • Enjoy German schnitzel, made on-site using traditional recipes and farm fresh produce. 

  • 2 night stay in ocean view chalet: Stay onsite in one of our ocean view chalets. 


Each weekend beginning Friday evening expect a big Steinhart welcome, tour the Distillery, and enjoy dinner & cocktails. An open bar is available all weekend for you.


Saturday partake in a hearty breakfast cooked and served by the Master Ginmaker himself, followed by an introduction to the Ginstitute where you will begin to make your spirits with your expert distiller along with some sampling. Enjoy a light lunch of German schnitzel, tour the grounds, and forage for ingredients on-site to include in your personalized gin or vodka recipe. Once finished, have your creations bottled. Dinner and cocktails follow as you overlook one of Nova Scotia’s most iconic vistas.


Sunday items for a locally sourced breakfast will be provided. Then we will say, “auf wiedersehen“, as you take two bottles of your custom spirit home along with the memories of your once in a lifetime experience!


Your Own Chalet:  Two ocean view 2-bedroom chalets with additional living room pullout couch available. Check into your chalet on Friday at 3pm, checkout Sunday at 11am. All meals and cocktails are included during your stay.



$600.00 plus hst per person/ shared cottage

$900.00 plus hst per couple/ shared cottage

$1200.00 plus hst per couple/ own cottage


Call directly to book your Ginstitute weekend getaway: 902-863-5530



Cancellations must be made two weeks in advance for full refund.


July 21-30, 2023


August 04-06, 2023

August 11-13, 2023

August 18-20, 2023

August 25-27, 2023

September 1-3, 2023

September 8-10, 2023

September 15-17, 2023

September 22-24, 2023

September 29- October 1, 2023

October 6-8, 2023

October 13-15, 2023

October 20-22, 2023

October 27-29, 2023

November 3-5, 2023

November 17-19, 2023

November 24-26, 2023


$600.00 plus HST per person/ shared cottage

$900.00 plus HST per couple/ shared cottage

$1200.00 plus HST per couple/ own cottage


Cancellation policy: Cancellations must be made two weeks in advance for a full refund.

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