Plenty of room on the bus
***We are NOW OPEN for private tours, public tours expected in 2021***
Heathcote is only 1.5hrs from Melbourne CBD and hands down has some of the best wine in Australia. A Wine Compass tour allows you to experience the region like a local, with plenty of good times and lots of laughs along the way and guess what, Heathcote has room for everyone.
We take the hassle out of organising and transporting large groups of friends or co-workers, ensuring you get to sit back and enjoy your day to the fullest. Offering tours for groups of up to 56 people to a bus, and up to 3 buses per group (that’s 168 for those struggling with the math); so that’s a lot of people. We even provide a knowledgeable and fun host to accompany guests on each bus to ensure the day runs smoothly and every guests gets the most out of their day.
With years of experience running tours around Victoria, we have the insight and know-how to create a day your group will remember for years to come.
What to expect
Wine tours built to suit your group
We understand that every group is different, so we’ll work with you to create a day that suits your guests and the occasion. Tell us the type of day you have in mind, and we’ll do our very best to provide a day that you and your friends will enjoy.
Spoilt for choice
Wine is what Heathcote is best known for, but we’ve sought out some other great options with a distiller, brewery, farm cafe and restaurants that you are sure to love. Experience something new and make this a day to remember.
Fun and knowledgeable host
Wine Compass hosts are the best at what they do. Providing you and your guests with local knowledge about Heathcote in a fun and relaxed way, ensuring you get the most out of your day.
The journey is always a fun one on a Wine Compass bus. Fully equipped to play music from various devices, feel free to bring along your favourite road trip play list to listen to on the day, or simply leave it up to us.
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.
Our Mornington Peninsula wine tours are great value. Talk to us today about your ideal itinerary and quote. Pick-ups from Melbourne & locally including Bendigo.
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.
- Heathcote tours menu our range of tours
- Fun & social days out perfect for birthdays, friends & family, hens & social clubs
- Foodie & Wine Lover tours people a little more serious about their wine & food
- Corporate tours Special and different days out for corporates
- Christmas Parties a perfect way to celebrate the year with lots of fun
- Mornington Peninsula Large Group tours room for everyone
- Yarra Valley Large Group tours the more the merrier
Picture perfect days at Shiraz Republic