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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.


February 2-4, 2024                                                  June 21-23, 2024


February 9-11, 2024 Booked                                  June 28-30, 2024 Booked

February 16-18, 2024                                              July 5-7, 2024

February 23-25, 2024                                              July 12-14, 2024

March 1-3, 2024 Booked                                        July 19-21, 2024

March 8-10, 2024                                                     July 26-28, 2024

March 15-17, 2024                                                   August 2-4, 2024 Booked

March 22-24, 2024                                                   August 9-11, 2024

March 29-31, 2024                                                   August 16-18, 2024 Booked 

April 5-7, 2024                                                         August 23-25, 2024 Booked 

April 12-14, 2024                                                     August 30 - September 1, 2024 Booked 

April 19-21, 2024                                                     September 6-8, 2024

April 26-28, 2024                                                     September 13-15, 2024

May 3-5, 2024 Booked                                           September 20-22, 2024 

May 10-12, 2024 Booked                                       September 27-29, 2024

May 17-19, 2024 Booked                                       October 4-6, 2024

May 24-26, 2024 Booked                                        October 11-13, 2024

May 31 - June 2, 2024                                             October 18-20, 2024

June 7-9, 2024                                                         October 25-27, 2024

June 14-16, 2024                                                     November 1-3, 2024


$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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