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Premium Wine Tours
Access world class Heathcote winemakers

Wine Compass has created something special for our advanced wine lovers, focusing on delivering a truly informative and comprehensive tour that goes beyond what you’d find on a regular tour with access to the best the region has to offer.

Get up close and personal with Heathcote’s finest 

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

You may be familiar with wineries like Jasper Hill, Paul Osicka and Wild Duck Creek as it’s some of these names that really put Heathcote Shiraz on the map. These are some of the countries most decorated and internationally recognised wineries but it certainly doesn’t end there.

When you book a Premium Wine Tour with us that is what we’re delivering.

Because our tours are fully customisable and personalised, we’ll ensure that every aspect of the day suits you perfectly. So whether you are a lover and collector of wine, work in the industry and already have a strong knowledge, have a beginner’s understanding but fervently want to learn, or simply want to experience something a cut well above the average, our Premium Wine Tour will showcase Heathcote in a way you’ve never seen before.

With the assistance of your experienced host, who is an experienced wine industry professional they will navigate you through the region as well as introducing you to award-winning winemakers who will further your education. This really is a very special experience that few get to enjoy.

You can also experience a Wine Compass tour in couples, singles or small groups. Small group premium tours

A cut above
This is certainly our most impressive Premium Wine Tour and a cut above all others. It does come with a higher price tag of our standard days out as you go to a new level in depth and exploration of tHeathcote's finest wines. If you’ve got a solid base knowledge, or are really interested in getting one, this is for you.
Access you just can't get
Gain exclusive access like never before. From your experienced and knowledgeable wine judge tour guide, through to the owners and winemakers you’ll meet along the way, this is a special experience you won’t find anywhere else.
Mix with Heathcote royalty
As already mentioned, our Premium Wine Tour allows you to meet some of the award-winning winemakers, vineyard owners, and key players that have stamped a name on Heathcote. With the laid back country charm tipped into the mix it really make this region shine.

Example Day Out

Wine Compass’ Premium wine tours are perfect for wine lovers and collectors, sommeliers and wine students. Even if your exposure to wine tasting is minimal, this will take you to the next level. Here are some examples of the premium, behind-the-scenes style features you can expect on your tour with us.

Barrel tasting

Example stop: Barrel tasting

Do you think you could taste the differences between a wine straight from the barrel, and one that’s been fully matured and bottled? A barrel tasting is a great way to find out, and also a great first stop option on your Premium tour of Heathcote.

Example stop: tasting and tour in the vines

We’ll take the opportunity to not only tour the cellar door, but also the actual vineyard. This is something that not many regular wine tours do, and provides a great close-hand look at the initial winemaking process.

Example stop: Private tasting

Stop by another premium winery, where you’ll be able to taste more spectacular wines with a highly engaging and personal experience.

Example stop: Gourmet lunch

What better time to stop for a bite to eat? Wine Compass’ fully flexible tours allow for you to choose the best kind of gourmet lunch according to your group, whether that’s a casual picnic or a 3-course meal.

Other options

We have many other types of stops available too including:

  • Distilleries
  • Breweries
  • Farmgates
  • And more

Small Group Public Tours

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Perfect for couples and smaller groups, 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

Bookings & Tour Pricing

All of Wine Compass’ Premium wine tours are completely tailored to the specifics of your group. To provide an accurate quote, we require a quick consultation with you first. After you contact us, we’ll be able to put together your custom itinerary and provide pricing for you.

Contact us today for your personalised quote.

Public tours

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

Why Heathcote?

Victoria is home to some world-class wine regions. Unlike the Yarra Valley and Mornington Peninsula Heathcote is considered a warm climate renowned for its shiraz and the famous ancient red Cambrian soils. Heathcote also produces outstanding examples of Sangiovese, Tempranillo, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and excellent Rieslings and Viognier. A visit to the winery cellar doors is a unique experience.

Discover some of our favourite Heathcote wineries here 

Check out our  Yarra Valley Premium Tours or  Mornington Peninsula Premium Tours

A guided tour of the winery at Tellurian

A back vintage tasting of aged Riesling at Jasper Hill

Stellar line up of reds at Wild Duck Creek

Recent tripadvisor feedback

“Fantastic Day!”
Thanks to Wine Compass and our wonderful host Jarrod for an amazing wine tour! We had an amazing day and were taken to small but excellent wineries which you could tell had a real passion for it.
Would 100% book again!

“Highly recommended”

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

Our other tours

See where the magic happens at Tellurian

Vintage in full stride

Making the most of the view

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,