Get up close and personal with Heathcote’s finest
***We are still taking bookings and looking to run tours from August (all deposits fully refundable). More information Wine Compass Coronavirus (COVID-19) update***
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
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.
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.
We have many other types of stops available too including:
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Small Group Public Tours
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
Contact us today for your personalised quote.
***New*** Small group tours, now you can experience a Wine Compass tour in couples, singles or small groups. Small group premium tours
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
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
Would 100% book again!
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
- Heathcote day tours of all types
- Fun & social days out perfect for birthdays, friends & family, hens & social clubs
- Corporate tours special and different days out for corporates
- Christmas parties reward your staff for a great year, with a social day out
- Public tours small group public tours for singles, couples and smaller groups
- Mornington Peninsula premium tours for exceptional days out on the Peninsula
- Yarra Valley premium tours premium days out in the Yarra Valley
- Premium tours with all the bells and whistles
See where the magic happens at Tellurian
Vintage in full stride
Making the most of the view