Fine Spirits Tasting & Lunch@ Cellar Door

Location, Venue & Ownership

All-inclusive Fine Spirits Tasting & Tapas Lunch at Cellar Door is hosted next to the Puhoi Organic Distillery’s workshop, in a stylish Bar-Pavilion and adjacent panoramic cocktail Terrace which form parts of the Distillery’s integrated zone. 

This private and secure integrated zone also includes spacious carpark with two destination EV charging stations, comfortable Ladies & Gents toilets, scenic smoking corner, quality teak outdoors furniture with wide umbrellas, many great spots for photo taking. Your visit will be enjoyable at any weather, with the well-designed protection against strong sun, wind, rain and cold.

This boutique award-winning Kirichuk family business has been recognized and accredited as the world’s best micro-distillery, and the world’s only fully solar-powered Distillery.

Event programme

During all-inclusive Fine Spirits Tasting & Tapas Lunch at Cellar Door, you will:


Whilst enjoying your mouth-watering welcome long drink (Distillery’s Signature) get an entertaining introduction about the Puhoi Organic Distillery and its unique Ukrainian family team;


Imbibe wide range of artisan spirits, mouth-watering cocktails & mocktails, accompanied with matching bountiful gourmet Tapas-style lunch and sophisticated dessert;


While sipping your drinks chosen from a wide and sophisticated ranged handcrafted by the Distillery, enjoy infotainment session with the Master Distiller;


Collect interesting stories to share with your friends, learn interesting facts and make eye-catching photos for your memory and social media;


Get a brief guided tour inside the world’s best boutique distillery;


Have an opportunity to purchase the Distillery-handcrafted artisan souvenirs.


Alex Kirichuk

Master Distiller Alex Kirichuk has a Degree in Nuclear Power Engineering awarded in 1975 by the Odessa State Polytechnic University. The 1986 Chernobyl Disaster caused Alex to become an avid supporter of environmental sustainability. Since then, Alex has been involved in numerous eco-friendly projects. In New Zealand he has long years of experience in creation of unique equipment and technology for Food & Beverage production. Alex is our Distiller, Brewmaster, Equipment Engineer, Company Director and Caviar Expert.

Doctor Iryna Kirichuk (MD)

is a specialist in Cardiology and Sports Medicine. She graduated as a Medical Doctor with Honours from Odessa National Medical University (Ukraine) in 1984, study Iryna, in the course of this highly specialized work, developed many natural remedies for overall good health and different ailments. In New Zealand she is now using her many years of medical training to good effect in formulating a wide range of Functional Adaptogenic Beverages (Herbal Tonics & Spirits) through the use of her own method of practical application of Natural Adaptogens and Enotherapy (Science and Art of treatment with alcohol-based remedies). Doctor Iryna is the Formulator of all our recipes; she also is our primary Quality Controller & Caviar Sommelier. To read more about Dr Iryna Kirichuk (MD), visit her official website

Duty Manager Victoria Kirichuk

Also our Gin Distiller, PR Manager and Marriage Celebrant. Victoria is a Polyglot, speaking seven languages (including English, Mandarin Chinese, French, Ukrainian, Russian, Spanish and Japanese). She is the go-to person for all the private event bookings of our panoramic Cellar Door Venue: Tastings, Corporates, Master Classes, Weddings, Birthday & Anniversary celebrations, Hen & Stag parties, etc. As the Director of New Zealand Caviar House & Caviarologist, Victoria supplies our business with the top-quality Caviar.

Booking and payment details


The price per head (2024 promotional): $150 incl GST.


2.5 hour
Plus shopping time

Group size

min 8, max 24 persons


advance booking & deposit payment is required

To book your Fine Spirits Tasting & Tapas Lunch at Cellar Door, please contact Victoria on
021 687 049 or email

Private & Special events booking inquiry