Go back to simpler times, when dinner was caught in the morning, handshakes sealed deals, and a special bottle of spirit was shared around the fire with friends. We invite you inside our working distillery and tasting room where we handcraft, age and bottle our spirits at our 4000ft perch above sea level. 


If you'd like to sample any of our available spirits, we welcome you to enjoy an a la carte taste on a drop-in basis. If you'd rather relax and view our production space from the comfort of our Adirondack chairs and bartop tables, reserve a 'Haus Tasting for an educational tableside treat of our full lineup. And if a spiked refreshment is the cure for what ails you, we offer our spirits in seasonal cocktails and mixed drinks on a drop-in basis as space permits. 

After visiting us, you’ll find world class recreating options nearby including Calaveras Big Trees State Park’s breathtaking giant sequoia, hiking trails and fishing holes, golfing, boutique shopping, live music, and Bear Valley Ski Resort to name a few. We are just a few hour’s drive from both Lake Tahoe and Yosemite, making us a wonderful stop along your Sierra Nevada pilgrimage. We invite you to see for yourself what continues to attract people to our special neck of the woods. Start planning by visiting today.


Where can I purchase your spirits?

Our spirits are exclusively available at our distillery and tasting room in the heart of the
California Sierra at 925 Highway 4, Arnold, California.

Do you offer tastings and tours?

We offer tasting flights, a la carte tastes, and cocktails during our regular business hours. We currently do not offer tours. If you'd like to guarantee seats for a flight, please see our reservations page.

Are children allowed inside the distillery and tasting room?

No one under the age of 21 is permitted inside our premises. Please arrange
accordingly. Patrons should expect to show I.D. when ordering a tasting flight or cocktail.

Are pets allowed inside the distillery and tasting room?

As we do not offer an outdoor space, we ask that our fellow canine lovers please make
other arrangements for their 4-legged companions when visiting us.

Why am I limited to purchasing 3 bottles of your spirits?

California law prohibits distilleries from selling more than 2.25 liters (3x 750ml bottles of
spirit) to any adult in any one day.

Do you ship your spirits?

At this time, we do not ship our spirits.

How do tastings work?

We offer two forms of tasting: a la carte tastes of an individual spirit is 0.25oz and does not require a reservation. Full flight, tableside, guided tastings include no more than 1.5oz of a selection of our available spirits; reservations are strongly recommended for our full flight tastings.

Can I purchase a cocktail in your tasting room?

We offer a selection of seasonal cocktails that are a delight to the senses! Please note, state law limits patrons to the consumption of no more than 1.5oz of spirit/day; accordingly, if you would like to enjoy a cocktail, you are not permitted to have a tasting and vice versa.

Do you serve food?

Though we do not serve food, we do offer a small selection of high quality, non-
perishable snacks in our mercantile shop. Guests are welcomed to bring uncooked
foods to enjoy at one of our tables.

Can you host a private event or private tasting?

We would be happy to discuss your private event or private tasting. Please give us a call so we may determine if our tasting room would be the appropriate site. 209.890.7084.

Are your spirits gluten-free?

At Hinterhaus, we take gluten allergies and sensitivities seriously. The National Celiac
Association along with the FDA state that distilled spirits including those made from
grains are naturally gluten-free thanks to the process of distillation that separates glutens
from the remaining compounds (gluten does not vaporize). Our whiskeys are distilled
from grains and are gluten-free. Our vodka and liqueurs are distilled from grapes and are
also gluten-free.