Consider yourself a foodie or just really into wine
***We are NOW OPEN for private tours, public tours expected in 2021***
Are you the person that loves your food and wine perhaps a bit more than your average Joe? Are you keen to experience something a bit more in-depth that has a focus on quality wines and exceptional food rather than just a social day out? If this sounds like you then a Wine Compass tour is for you.
We can deliver tours that explore the best boutique wineries, distilleries, breweries and farm gates that Heathcote has to offer as this is our passion and this is what we personally love to do. We cater to suit whatever will make your foodie heart happy, to provide a truly unique experience you won’t find with any other touring company.
Wine Compass also offers tours to Heathcote for couples, singles or small groups. Check out these tour here.
Options to whet you appetite
Visit boutique & larger wineries
We are excited about the wineries of Heathcote. We believe the experience you receive at these wineries exceeds many other regions in the country. We are happy to work with any requests you may have and also recommend the best stops we know.
We’ve researched the region and used local knowledge to find the finest foodie spots to include in your tours with Wine Compass. With numerous gourmet lunch options as well all sorts of stops, we’ll tailor your tour to make sure your inner foodie has something to tell their friends about.
Optional extra: Meet the makers
Get an exclusive behind the scenes look at how your favourite wines or brews are made with our various Meet The Makers tour stops. Popular options include meeting winemakers, distillers, and brewers. Tours can be fully customisable to include 1, 2, or 3 maker meet ups with plenty of samplings in between.
Optional extra: Masterclass & deluxe tasting
Are you keen to learn more about wine? Keen to learn how to taste and get the most out of your wine? We can include a 90 minute wine tasting masterclass as part of the day. It’s a great way to improve your everyday wine knowledge and is a lot of fun (groups of 10+ only)
Public Tours ***New***
Perfect for singles, couples and smaller groups as you explore Heathcote without the higher price tag of a private tour.
Key features on these tours include small, boutique wineries where you get great wines and the best experiences. A fun and relaxed vibe, you will get lots of laughs along the way. An informative and entertaining Wine Compass host to make sure your day is extra special.
Find about more about our small group public tours
Bookings & Tour Pricing
We provide a tailored service and collaborate with you to create the itinerary. On the first phone call we will find out about your group and provide you with options. After this we come back with a sample itinerary and pricing.
Talk to us today about your ideal itinerary and quote. Pick-ups from Melbourne & locally including Bendigo.
Small Public Tours
If you don’t quite have the numbers to get a group together then don’t worry about it as you can experience a Wine Compass tour in couples, singles or small groups by joining one our Public tours
Perfect for singles, couples and smaller groups to explore Heathcote without the higher price tag of a private tour
– Small, boutique wineries where you get great wines and the best experiences
– A fun and relaxed vibe, you will get lots of laughs along the way
– Informative and entertaining, with an awesome Wine Compass host to make sure your day is extra special
Heathcote is much warmer than Mornington Peninsula and Yarra Valley and located to the north of the Great Dividing Range. The Heathcote region is at elevations between 160m and 380m and the majority of soil under vine is Cambrian – red and deep with excellent water retention.
It primarily produces top Shiraz however there is plenty more on offer across both white and red wines with a great deal of European influence. Some other varieties include Viognier, Riesling, Sangiovese and many others.
As well as wine, Heathcote has some fantastic other produce on offer that Wine Compass can take you to explore, including:
– Pork produce farm & cafe
Check out some of our favourite Heathcote wineries here.
Some of our other tours
- Heathcote tours for our range of tours
- Fun & Social tours for people wanting a chilled and fun day out
- Corporate tours for unique and exciting days out for corporate groups
- Christmas parties to reward your staff for a great year, a great way to let your hair down
- Small group tours new public tours for singles, couples and smaller groups
- Premium tours where you get insider access to the best of Heathcote
- Large group tours always room for everyone
- Mornington Foodie & Wine Lover tours for great food & wine on the Mornington Peninsula
- Yarra Valley Foodie & Wine Lover tours exception produce & food in the Yarra Valley
- Foodie & Wine Lover tours check out our events page
Amazing food pairings with exotic and local produce at Vinea Marson
Local produce platters at Merindoc winery
The Coravin is perfect for opening some special bottles at Vinea Marson and sharing an antipasto platter with friends
Recent tripadvisor feedback
What a great way to spend the day, delicious wine, gorgeous views, amazing lunch and a fantastic host. Jarrod was fabulous, super knowledgeable on the vineyards and different wines – he discreetly sat back and listened to our feedback on the tastings and very quickly noticed our likes and dislikes and was able to advise the next vineyards which wines each person might like (he was spot on).
Could not recommend this tour more highly – thank you so much
“Fantastic day out!”
A HUGE thank you to the team at Wine Compass who made our anniversary special. Adam and Gabi were a pleasure to book with and gave us plenty of choices for stops. On the day we had Jarrod as our host and he was incredible. He had great knowledge of wine and an obvious passion for his job. He kept us on track whilst giving us space throughout the day.
Check out some highlights from our tours
Take a look at what Wine Compass tours are all about
A unique farm gate experience at Heathcote Harvest
Seasonal fresh produce is rotated daily at Heathcote Inn
Barrel sampling of maturing wine at Jasper Hill