Introducing our once-in-a-lifetime wine tour experience
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Focussed on delivering a more exclusive experience of the best wineries in Victoria, you’ll be privy to in-depth information, meet top winemakers, and sample the most premium wines available. Your tour host will be an experienced wine industry professional who will enhance the day with their wine knowledge and hospitality skills
Our Premium Wine Tours are fully customisable and private, ensuring you get the most intimate and comprehensive wine tour possible. This isn’t a tour designed for just anyone; this is for those truly passionate, perhaps already with wine knowledge or the desire to learn more, and those looking for a more elite experience than the mainstream.
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
Compare a ‘work in progress’ with the finished product through a barrel tasting and winery tour. Here you’ll get to try wine straight from the barrel, and later sample the bottled beauty to see the differences a bit of time and final processing can have.
Example stop: tasting and tour in the vines
Depending on the weather, a tour and tasting amongst the vines is a perfect opportunity to learn more about the planting and harvesting process that goes into achieving that perfect yield.
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
After whetting your palate, a lunch stop is on the cards. Wine Compass offers many gourmet options through our Premium Wine Tours, from more casual but scenic picnics through to 3 course formal dining.
We have many other types of stops available too including:
- Cider makers
- Chocolate makers
- Dairies for cheese
- And more
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.
Why Mornington Peninsula or Yarra Valley?
Victoria is home to two world-class wine regions with remarkably high production and quality overall. The Mornington Peninsula and Yarra Valley are both cool climate regions, and as such are renowned for offering top Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. As well as that, the Peninsula region pioneered Pinot Gris/Grigio in Australia, and is notable for producing outstanding cool-climate Shiraz, Sauvignon Blanc, Sangiovese, Friulano, Muscat, and many other dessert wines.
The Yarra Valley particularly shines with a number of white varieties, too, including Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, as well as a slightly warmer climate for Shiraz and Cabernet. Both regions produce outstanding sparkling wine made from traditional blends.
Our premium tours can offer guided tastings and master classes
Premium tours include barrel hall tastings and cellar tours
Winery and cellar tours with winemakers
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
Winery and cellar tours with winemakers
Amazing food made by great local chefs
Barrel samples to see wine in development