Our Distillery

The Still co. is in central Vine Vale, approx. 3km from Tanunda main street. This area is acknowledged as the original gathering area for Peramangk, Ngadjuri and Kaurna people. The Still Co. sits nestled in the Klahn Estate vineyard, and neighbours Vine Vale Tennis Club and Tim Smith Wines.

Our Story

The Still Co began over 15 years ago, Heino Hinrichsen and Bobby Liu partner together to create a fantastic wine export business and a chance introduction and meeting with Darin Kinzie (aka Chief Distiller) saw the seed planted.  Heino and Bobby had collaborated with Casey Mohr over the past 15 years buying and selling to one another.  However, a chance conversation, and timing was right for them all to embark on a new industry and The Still Co. was born.

Darin Kinzie Co Founder and Chief Distiller, a winemaker by profession, and a flavourist at heart.   Darin’s passion for balance and flavour has seen him roaming the globe learning and leaving his mark with some of the power houses of the wine industry including the likes of Boisset Family Estates, Gallo and St Hallett most recently.  Distilling however has always been a passion, and now he is able to create and lead the innovation of The Still Co. brand globally.


  • Darin grew up on a vineyard in California, where he started his winemaking career
  • With a desire to study he moved to Adelaide in 2003, where he studied Oenology and viticulture at the University of Adelaide.
  • Darin worked for many highly acclaimed estates in Australia and the USA.
  • But he always had a passion for distilling and in 2019 he became a foundation partner in the Still co.