Phillip Island Winery
Kick back to vineyard views as you sip shiraz and feast on charcuterie.
What better way to dive into the pleasures of Phillip Island than by taking a quick drive south through the picturesque plains to Phillip Island Winery? From here, you'll experience stellar panoramic views from the winery's vantage point, which you can make the most of by sitting outside next to the roaring fire pit and sipping a shiraz. If you're keen to sample a few vinos, head to the cellar door for an expert-led tasting session, where you'll try everything from sparkling to pinot gris, chardonnay, rosé, pinot noir and a full-bodied cabernet sauvignon. The cellar door allows walk-ins, but bookings are a must for large groups.
Good wine calls for good cheese, naturally, so be sure to order a charcuterie board ($39) or vegetarian grazing platter ($35), both of which come with a bunch of regional cheeses. If you're after a a full-fledged feed, then book a table in the on-site restaurant. The menu changes seasonally, but you can expect the likes of pizzas, house-made gnocchi, curries and salads.
UPDATE: JULY 24, 2020 — Due to COVID-19, Phillip Island Winery is currently operating with reduced opening hours. Be sure to check the website before heading there.