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Christmas Parties
Heathcote wine tours the best Christmas party yet

Create the perfect end of year celebration and show your staff just how much you appreciate them with a Wine Compass wine tour to Heathcote. We’ll make sure you get to experience the best wine and produce this gourmet region has to offer, without you having to lift a finger.

A Christmas party to make the history books

***We are NOW OPEN for private tours, public tours expected in 2021***

Famous for its offering of world-class shiraz (but with plenty of other gems as well) Heathcote provides the perfect escape for those who want to head somewhere exciting for their Christmas party. With Heathcote been the new kid on the block as far as been a wine touring region it’s a great way to really reward your staff as well as have a great time together as a team building experience. The cellar doors in this incredible region are one of a kind offering not only fantastic wines but friendly local characters at every stop.

Wine Compass has conducted thousands of tours, including Christmas parties with lunch or dinner, and our experienced host will make sure you and your staff have a festive end of year celebration you won’t forget.

Tailor the tour to your group
Every group is different, which is why Wine Compass takes pride in offering fully customisable tours according to the specific preferences of you and your staff. We’ll have a quick consultation with you, and from there we’ll be able to work on a dream itinerary that will make your Christmas party something special. Options for lunch and dinner tours are available.
Heathcote's best food and wine
There are few things better in life than sharing a good meal. Heathcote has plenty to offer in terms of delicious produce and wine, and Wine Compass has the knowledge to guide you to all of the best stops. Sit back, relax, and let us treat you to the region’s finest.
Plenty of laughs along the way
Wine tours are a fantastic way to socialise and promote a great way to bond as a team. Having conducted many Christmas parties before, we know how to create the kind of fun, relaxed environment in which you and your staff can have a great time.

What to expect

Tailored wine tours

Through an initial consultation over the phone when you first enquire, we’ll find out everything we need to know to create your ideal itinerary. Whether you’ve got ideas for stops you want to visit, or you want to leave it completely in our hands, you can rest assured your Christmas party is going to go off without a hitch with Wine Compass at the helm. Lunch and dinner available

Check out a Christmas Party from last year

Lots of different stops to choose from

Heathcote has more than just amazing wineries to offer so you could mix up the day to include a winery, brewery, distillery, restaurants, farm gate and more. We’ve hand-selected the best of the bunch, and can offer plenty of options to choose from on your Christmas party wine tour.

Relaxed and fun host

At Wine Compass, our focus is on creating a relaxed, fun environment. The main way we’re able to achieve that is with the help of your experienced host, who has run countless tours and will guide your Christmas party seamlessly to ensure you’re having a great time.

Entertainment options

From the moment we pick you up there is plenty of fun to be had. Our busses are equipped to play music, so if you have a festive playlist you want to play, bring it along! Otherwise, you can let us take care of tunes. We can also help run games and quizzes – just ask us to find out more.

Barrel tasting

Premium tours

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For something even more special and high end choose one of our premium tours and get up close and personal with some big names.

– Meet winemakers, enjoy private tastings and the best wines
– Experienced wine hosts including international wine judges and sommeliers
– Gourmet lunches at the best spots
– Best for: wine collectors, connoisseurs, people in the industry, people who want behind the scenes access. These tours are our most expensive options

Find out about our Premium tours

Bookings & Tour Pricing

All of our wine tours are completely customised to suit each group. To help us provide you with an accurate price, simply contact us and we’ll have a brief initial consultation. This will allow us to give you a quote and provide you with an itinerary for your fun day out.

Contact us today to find out more or to get your quote.

Some of our favourite Heathcote stops

There are so many great options to choose from. It would be impossible to visit them all in one trip but the good news is you can visit as many times as you like.  See some of the many options on the Heathcote wineries page or check out one of our favourites wineries from the following list; Tellurian, Condie, The Bridge, Jaspers Hill, Heathcote Inn featuring Chalmers Winery, Merindoc, Munari, Sanguine, Wild Duck Creek, Domaine Asmara, Shiraz Republic, Vinea Marson and Heathcote Wine Hub, Palling Bros Brewery and Animus Gin Distillery.

And more. Check out some of our favourite  Heathcote wineries here.

Our other tours

A fun day out with Santa

A special dinner to celebrate the year gone.

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Kris Kringle on tour

Recent tripadvisor feedback

“Christmas party fun”

This was the perfect day and exactly what we all wanted it to be. Everyone had an amazing day and our host Sam was the right mix of fun, friendly, professional and informative. The selected destinations were spot on and we all had a great time. I highly recommend this tour for a group catch up. Thank you Wine Compass!

“Great †Christmas‡ Party”

Our driver/ guide for the day, Jarrod, was fabulous. He quickly took stock of our group’s needs and made sure to set the atmosphere for a fun-filled day. He was an excellent driver and very knowledgeable about wine making and the various varieties we were tasting. When one venue ran over time, Jarrod was able to liaise with the other wineries to ensure we didn’t miss out on our planned stops. The entire experience with all the staff at Wine Compass was brilliant and made organising this ChristmasParty a breeze. Also highly recommend Quealy Winery as part of any tour.


“Highly Recommend for a great day out!”

A massive thank you to the team at Wine Compass for helping me organise our staff Christmas Party this year!
Adam was super attentive to our requests, made sure we were happy with all the stops chosen and ensured we were kept up to date with the itinerary, weather updates and so on. He was even able to accommodate last minute changes the Friday afternoon before our event on Sunday.
On the day Jimmy hosted the tour, he was great fun and made sure everyone had a blast. Everything ran super smoothly and was taken care of before hand that we had nothing to worry about on the day, except what wine to try next!
I would highly recommend using Wine Compass for any function; the entire experience from start to finish was amazing!

Check out some highlights from our tours

Take a look at what Wine Compass tours are all about


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Toast your Christmas party with great local wines

Getting into the Christmas spirit

Cheers to a good year


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A fantastic experience...

Perfectly planned day out

Would absolutely recommend Adam had his company to anyone planning a wine tour in that area. Everything was easy going and perfectly planned out.


Beautiful wine tour

Adam sorted our family out with a great itinerary with one days notice, we visited some great wineries/ brewery and he had great knowledge of the wines in the area. Overall was a perfect day with some delicious wines and food!


Easy and relaxed

Thank you for organising such a wonderful day. It was super easy dealing with you. The bus ride was fun and the wineries you chose were really good. We had a ball not having to worry about a single thing and being taken from place to place. Very realxing. Would highly reccommend you to anyone.


Fabulous day

Thanks Adam for organising a great day for us. Most of the group hadn’t been to the Yarra Valley before so weren’t sure what to expect. You were attentive and made our day so easy – we didn’t have to think about a thing! I will definitely recommend you to anyone who is looking for a wine tour!


Wine tour

Had a great time! We let Adam choose the cellar doors and lunch venue, we were offered alternatives but went with his choices with no regrets. Very professional and friendly. Flexibility with pick up points was also very handy. Highly recommended!!! Thank you Adam,