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Fun & Social Days Out
The perfect way to explore Heathcote

Our fun & social wine tours are the greatest way to enjoy good wine and yummy food in a casual, relaxed atmosphere with plenty of laughs along the way!

Relax & enjoy yourself on one of our fun Heathcote wine tours

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

At Wine Compass, we understand that wine tours are meant to be fun and relaxing and we get that a lot of our guest are not interested in a masterclass of how it all works. That’s why we provide tours specially designed for each group. Our fun & social days out are the greatest way to see the best of the Heathcote region with friends or family.

These tours work especially well for:

  • Social days out with friends
  • Family days out
  • Hens or Bucks parties
  • Ladies’ days
  • Boys’ days
  • Birthday parties
  • Christmas party & social club functions

Couples, singles or small groups won’t miss out as we also run  Small Group public tours

Fun vibes
Our goal is to make sure your day is packed with fun and good memories. Our hosts are there to ensure you and your group have a fantastic day filled with plenty of laughs (and wine!).
Catch up with friends while enjoying local fare
Heathcote has so much to offer and our relaxed and casual wine tours offer a great mix between enjoying some of the best places in the region but also having plenty of time to socialise and mingle with friends and family.
Leave the organising in our capable handles
We have done this hundreds of times and we have plenty of inside knowledge so leave the organising to us. All you need to do is gather the troops and we will do the rest. Transport, stops, lunch and everything in between.

Examples of days out

Whatever the occasion (or even if there is none), we can provide the perfect day out. Some of the social wine tours we’ve organised for include:

We tailor to fit all occasions

Because we offer a tailored service, the day can be shaped to meet your needs. Some of the common groups serviced are detailed below, but we are really open to discussing any enquiry. Please feel free to call or enquire to discuss further. Take a look at some of our reviews click here

Christmas tours

Christmas parties and social clubs

Work hard all year a be rewarded with a great day out celebrating in Heathcote:

– Pick up and drop off from the office or anywhere else you decide works best
– The focus is on fun as well as wine as you wrap up the year, with an experienced host on board to help you relax
– Options for games, quizzes, music and more for the road trip

Check out our Christmas Party options

Days out with friends

You never need an excuse to book a wine tour so why not catch up with your friends over a few wines and delicious food. Perfect for:

– Heathcote holidaymakers
– Ladies/gentleman’s days out
– Wine enthusiasts
– People just having a day out
– Melbourne locals wanting to escape the rat race and explore a new region
– Groups visiting from out of town
– Just anyone, really!

Check out a recent day out we ran here.

Birthday parties

Make the next birthday one to remember with a day out to up and coming Heathcote.

– We can put together a number of wineries that we think will fit the vibe of your group
– Customised tour to suit the birthday boy/girl
– Your fun and experienced host who will ensure you enjoy plenty of laughs and that you celebrate in style
– Option to work in any games, quizzes, or special requests
– Bring your own playlist and we’ll get the birthday tunes going on the bus ride

Check out a recent birthday click here

Small Group Tours (Public)

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Couples, singles and small groups won’t miss out with our small group tours to Heathcote. Jump onboard and be one of the first to explore this awesome region

– Inviting and charming locals primed to show you a great time
– 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

Find about more about our small group public 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.

Small group tours

***New*** Small Group Tours, now you can experience a Wine Compass tour in couples, singles or small groups. Small Group public tours

Heathcote Wineries

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:
– Brewery
– Distillery
– Pork produce farm & cafe

Check out some of our favourite Heathcote wineries here.

Our other tours


Selection of wines on tasting at Vinea Marson

Great tasting-style lunches at Heathcote Inn

Plenty of room to enjoy a cold beer on a hot day at Palling Bros Brewery

Recent tripadvisor feedback

Sensational †Yarra‡ †Valley‡ Tour

Adam, Jimmy and team put together a great Yarra Valley winery tour for our recent team outing, we got to visit some lovely boutique wineries (including one that we requested that wasn’t on their list) and tried some really amazing wines. Jimmy also made sure that we slowed down when passing kangaroos so our international visitors could get a good look and take some photos.
I will definitely be using Wine Compass again.

“Xmas party”

Great day out! Taken to some fantastic wineries, the stand out being Pimpernel vineyards. Our host Jarryd had an extensive knowledge of the region and wine in general. Would definitely do this again.

“Fantastic day out”

Jarrod was a great host. The variety of wineries that we visited coupled with the in depth knowledge meant that we all had a brilliant time. Would thoroughly recommend.

Check out some highlights from our tours

Take a look at what Wine Compass tours are all about

Long lunch in the barrel room

Smiles all round

Chatting with friends in between drinks

Call to discuss your tailored itinerary & quote
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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,