Illawarra Business Wolf and Woman Distillery make plans for Bellambi site.

An Illawarra couple is taking a shot at turning their long-held dream of producing their own whisky into a business. Mark and April Greenfeld are the faces behind Wolf and Woman Distillery, a whisky and gin micro-distillery they hope to have up and running by the end of the year.

The couple has submitted a development application to Wollongong City Council to establish their distillery at a new warehouse in Bellambi. “It’s been a dream for a long time… but finally everything’s coming together, and we’ve had the opportunity to do it,” Mr Greenfeld said.
He has been passionate about whisky for a decade, an interest that inspired him to try his hand at making his own. In the past couple of years, the Greenfelds have become serious about working towards opening their distillery.

“I just love the different flavours and styles; you can be creative or stick to more traditional styles,” Mr Greenfeld said. But with whisky, it can take at least five years to age; the couple is starting with gin.

The gin will be distilled on-site using traditional stills and infused with native ingredients sourced from the Wollongong area.

Their plan for their micro-distillery on Bellambi Lane includes a cellar door, gin-making classes, and a family-friendly bar. Mr Greenfeld said Wollongong could become a destination for locally produced gin and whisky, saying there was room in the market for such spirits.

In establishing their business, Mrs Greenfeld said they endeavoured to source equipment and the like within Australia – the pair recently travelled to Tasmania to select barrels for their whisky.

Just in time for the holiday season and excited about what the new year will bring. Come in and have a taste, or take our gin school class.

wolf and woman distillery|Bellambi NSW, Australia |We Provide Gin and cocktails
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