Master Classes By Our Experts

Location, Venue & Ownership

Master Classes at Cellar Door are 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.

Our Portfolio of
Master Classes:


Limoncello Made at Home with Lemons from your garden – learn the secrets and technologies from our Distillers, avoid common mistakes and become a Limoncello-handcrafted Pro. Learn how to store, serve and use Limoncello in your sophisticated cocktails and moorish desserts. Sample Puhoi Organic Distillery’s artisan Limoncello and our unique Limoncello cocktails.

Price pp: $150 Duration: 2 hours


Learn how to make mouth-watering Cocktails to amaze your guests – learn how to choose quality ingredients and the basic mixology and Cocktail presentation principles which can be easily applied by you at home. Build your sensational Home Bar with the artisan ingredients from the wide Puhoi Organic Distillery’s range.

Price pp: $150 Duration: 2 hours


Science & Art of Enotherapy: Principles and techniques of Tinctures handcrafted at home – learn from our Distillers and our Doctor-Formulator how to create your own 100% natural remedies using your own herbs and botanicals. Stock up with the Food Grade alcohol of the necessary strength and quality, and learn the important safety principles of tincture handcrafting, storage and consumption.

Price pp: $150 Duration: 2 hours


Caviar Experience – learn how to discern the quality of caviar through sampling the world’s best Malossol Sturgeon Caviar imported by the New Zealand Caviar House. Learn how to correctly store, serve and pair Caviar with the finest alcoholic beverages.

Price pp: $300 Duration: 2 hours

From time to time we announce an integrated version of a Master Class from the list above, which means that an individual ticket can be purchased for that Master Class held at a specific announced date/time. In this case, the description of the Master Class in question will become a link to the ticket purchasing platform. Please follow our FB and Instagram pages, and subscribe to our Newsletter to be timely informed about the announced Master Classes.

However, if you are interested in booking one of our highly infotaining Master Classes for your social group or as a luxury corporate event, please contact our Duty Manager Victoria on 021 687 049 or email


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


from $150 to $300pp


2 hours
Plus shopping time

Group size

min 10, max 20 persons


advance booking & deposit payment is required

To book your Master Class Experience, please contact Victoria on
021 687 049 or email

Private & Special events booking inquiry