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.


Price: $600 person or $900 per couple  


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




Cancellations must be made one week in advance for full refund.

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June 03-05, 2022 - Sold Out

June 10-11, 2022 - Sold Out

June 24-26, 2022 - Sold Out

July 01-03, 2022 -Sold Out


Aug 05-07, 2022 - Sold Out

Aug 12-14, 2022 - Sold Out

Aug 19-21, 2022 -  Sold Out

Aug 26-28, 2022 - Sold Out

Sept 09-11, 2022 - Sold Out


Price: $600 to $900.

Cancellation policy: Cancellations must be made one week in advance for a full refund.