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Phillip Island ‘Sippers in the Sun’ Food, Wine & Brew Tour

“Relax with a Sipper in the Sun”

Journey with us as we explore the beautiful Phillip Island on this memorable Winery Tour; visiting a selection of boutique wineries and breweries savouring in some delicious wine, beer, and food!

Board your luxury private touring bus at your chosen pickup location, and let the fun begin!
We include a scrumptious winery lunch, two wine tastings, a beer or cider paddle, and a delicious grazing platter –  all whilst visiting some of the most picturesque and pristine locations Phillip Island has to offer. 

The photo ops will be endless, the drinks will be flowing, the food will be divine, and the good times will  keep on coming.

We come to you – you choose the pickup location, so you start your say with ease.

Enjoy a Wine Paddle at Silver Waters Vineyards, overlooking the glistening bays of Phillip Island

Cellar Door Wine Tasting Experience at the Phillip Island Winery with a gourmet grazing board to accompany the tasting

Savour in a delicious Lunch Feast at the Phillip Island Winery, consisting of Woodfired Pizzas, Fries, and Gourmet Salads

Sample some of Phillip Island’s finest Beers at the Ocean Reach Brewery in Cowes – with a bit of time to enjoy the tranquillity here. 

You Choose Stop 4 – having the choice between more time at Cowes; an additional Winery; or our Golden Hour Sparkling Wine Experience 

Enjoy the views of the mighty Bass Coast and Phillip Island

Escorted the entire way by our fun and friendly tour leader, in our luxury midi-bus.

Donation on your behalf to Greening Australia – as part of our Tours for Trees initiative!

Tour Cost
$185pp – 6- 14pax
$170pp – 15-25pax
($200 deposit required to secure private group booking)

Inclusions

  • Your Choice of Pickup and Return Location in our luxury midi-coach
  • Tastings at 3 Wineries/Breweries
  • Lunch Feast at the Phillip Island Winery
  • Option 4 – Relax in style in your choice of final location

Tour Duration
This is a full day bus tour (7 Hours approx.) We arrive at our first venue at 11.00am, and leave our final Venue by 4.30pm.

Departure Time & Location
You Choose the Location. We must be at our first stop in Phillip Island by 11.00am, so we will work your pickup time from that.
Pickup Location must be within 40km of Melbourne CDB, in the SE Suburbs, Mornington Peninsula, or in South/West Gippsland, or Phillip Island

Number of Passengers
It is just your group on board today, so the number of passengers is up to you. Minimum 6, Maximum 25

Payments
We require a $200 deposit to secure your tour and date. Full payment is then due 2 weeks prior to the date of your tour.

Cancellations
If you cancel the tour, the following conditions apply:

  • 15+ Days – Full Refund Provided
  • 8-14 Days – Full Refund Provided, less $200 deposit. 
  • 0-7 Days  – No Refund Provided

We are able to make alterations to your passenger numbers up until 2 weeks out from tour – after that, each change will be made on a case-by-case basis. 

We reserve the right to make any necessary changes either before or on the day to the itinerary that we deem necessary to ensure both passenger safety & enjoyment, and to ensure the tour is able to proceed. This includes, but not limited to, changes required to be made due to situations out of our control and changes that need to be made due to closure or unavailability of venues.

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6 – 14 Travellers = $185pp

15 – 25 Travellers = $170pp

Days Available: Friday, Saturday, Sunday

YOUR JOURNEY

Meet us at your designated Pickup Location – your memorable tour is about to begin!

We believe that the journey is half the fun – and as such we like to practice what we preach.

Whilst we make our way down onto Phillip Island, and into our first stop, we will do the following:

  • You will become acquainted with your friendly driver – this will be the person responsible for ensuring your day goes to plan, that you are well looked after, and that you get home safely at the end of the day…we suggest you be nice to them 😉
  • You will get a rundown of the day – don’t worry, we will remind you of the important things that you need to remember as the day goes on.
  • You will be met with some amazing views and beautiful landscapes as the scenery changes before your very eyes
  • You will have time to relax into the day – simply sit back and relax, one of the best things about today is that you don’t have to worry about a thing…let us do that for you. Chances are you’ll also hear some hilarious jokes (or absolutely horrendous… depending on your driver); sing along to some great tunes; and kick off the good times before we even arrive at our first stop.
  • Note: it is about a 1.5 hour journey into the Island from Melbourne, so we understand that you may just want some ‘down time’ – at least for the mornings journey. 
Arrive onto The Island, and arrive into pure bliss. Surrounded by farmland and the shimmering waters of Phillip Island, this award wining, family run vineyard and winery has made a name for itself in recent years. 

Here at Purple Hen, you will be treated to a generous helping of their locally produced wines right from the bottle, as we do things a little differently to normal here and actually keep the bottles on the table, so you can essentially ‘help yourself’.

INCLUDED HERE:

  • Wine Tasting Paddles
Driving along Back Beach Road will bring back many memories for our travellers, as we cruise down the main arterial here in Phillip Island. 

We will arrive into the beauty that is the Phillip Island Winery. Straight away we will witness why this is one of the most sought after places to laze away an afternoon here on the Island.

We will enjoy a unique wine tasting here, served to us in The Yards – which will provide us a beautiful setting for our tasting, and also plenty of opportunity for those looking to do a bit of retail therapy.

We then head on inside, where our absolutely divine and delicious Shared Grazing Lunch awaits us, consisting of locally inspired grazing boards, arancini platters, fresh made pizzas and salad.
YUM!

INCLUDED HERE:

  • Wine tasting at The Yards
  • Winery Lunch, consisting of Grazing Platters, Woodfired Pizzas, Fries and Gourmet Salad
  • Some time for relaxing and retail therapy
Venturing into the central hub of the Island, we arrive into Cowes and the Ocean Reach Brewery – serving some quality beers produced right here on the Island.

Drink away the afternoon, as you savour the great taste and range of beers produced here at ORB

INCLUDED HERE:

  • Beer Tasting Tasting Paddle 
  • Time to relax and unwind

Stop 4 is up to you – which means you get to choose the perfect way to end your day. 

Pick from the options below

Extra Time in Cowes = +$0pp
-wander the beautiful Main St of Cowes, taking time in the many bars and pubs they have here, or even dipping your feet in the beautiful Cowes foreshore

Wine Tasting = +$15pp
-enjoy another delicious Wine Tasting of Phillip Island. Wine Tasting included.

Golden Hour Sparkling Wine and Cheese = +$15pp
-venture out to the Western Lookout of Phillip Island, and enjoy a Sparkling glass of Wine, and Cheese Board overlooking the setting sun over the bay. 

Cocktail Bar in San Remo = +$0pp
-finish your day at this amazing new Cocktail Bar overlooking the Bridge in San Remo (drinks not included)

Alas, all good things must come to an end.
We will probably make at least one stop in at a Maccas or similar on our return – as after all that wine, sometimes this is needed.
However, don’t think that the return journey will just be a boring drive home, we definitely do make the most of last bits of time together.
Sing along to some tunes, update “the gram”, or share some more good times with your ‘tour friends’.
We will get you back to your pickup location safe and sound.

We expect to be departing the island at approx 4.30pm

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See What Our Past Travellers Are Saying

There is a reason why Phillip Island is fast becoming a haven for Foodies and Wine Loves alike…

Phillip Island has long been regarded as a popular destination for both local visitors, and those coming from far and wide. With its scenic natural beauty, commitment to wildlife conversation, idyllic & pristine beaches, and of course the world famed Penguin Parade – there is no doubt that Phillip Island is highly regarded when it comes to being a “must visit” location.

However, as more and more people start to uncover the delicious food and wine scene that exists in Gippsland, Phillip Island is starting to be recognised as a premier location for visitors to indulge their tastebuds. 

Whether it be sampling the delicious fresh seafood that abounds the Island; tasting the fine gourmet foods and produce that are grown locally; or indulging in a drop of beer and wine that are produced right here on Phillip Island – we guarantee you’ll be wanting to come back for more!

PRIVATE GROUP TOURS

Get your group together, and let us treat you to a day out!
You Choose the Date || You Choose Your Pickup Location || Just you (and your friends) on board!
Minimum Group Number = 6 Travellers

GROUP BOOKINGS

Tour FAQ

For most days we do allow this – but we do ask that you check with us first. 
Above all, respect must be maintained at all times towards our driver, our bus, and your fellow travellers.
We do not allow glass on board.
We reserve the right at any time to order that drinks not be consumed.

Unfortunately, not for our Phillip Island Wine Tour. 
At this stage, we are only offering this as a private group tour – meaning groups need to be 6 or more in order to book in a day.
We do accept single/small group bookings for our Phillip Island Wine, Wildlife and Penguins Tour though – you can view this here

Technically we don’t have a minimum number, we would be more than happy to provide any of our tours to a group of x2 or more.
However, our Tour prices are based on a minimum of x6 passengers.

If there were to be less than this, then we would customise the Phillip Island Food and Wine tour and price to suit you.

ADDITIONAL PEOPLE
We are generally pretty flexible with this, and as long as our vehicle can handle the additional people, as well as our venues can handle the additional people – then the more the merrier!

REMOVING PEOPLE
We understand that when booking so far in advance that sometimes plans change for people. This is why we always try to remain as flexible and understanding as possible.
Please refer to our cancellation policy for details on this.


NO!
We don’t like to include any hidden fees or hidden additional charges on the day.
The price you see here is all that you need to pay.

Yes, of course!
We are big fans of music here as well – and believe strongly that it can really add to the day.
You are welcome to bring your own Bluetooth Abled device to connect up to our system – please just check this with your Driver on the day.

*note – in rare situations the Bluetooth devices do decide to malfunction. We apologise in advance if you are the unlucky one this happens to.

All you need is yourself for Phillip Island Food and Wine – we’ll take care of the rest!

However, a few things you might choose to bring if you wish…

  • Camera – for those great photo ops (though your phone normally suffices)
  • Drink Bottle – always good to stay hydrated
  • Extra Money – just in case you want to buy some more drinks, or even some to take home
  • Bathers & Towel – as there may be a chance to go for a little dip should you wish
Yes of course – we can cater for all common allergies & dietary requests.
All we ask is that you let us know of these upon booking so we can ensure we have time to prepare.
We require a $200 deposit to secure your booking.
Full payment is then due 2 weeks prior.

If we, for some reason, can’t travel on the day then we will offer you a choice of the following…

  • Full Refund
  • Full Tour Credit
  • Transfer of Tour Date

If a you cancel a tour, the following conditions apply:

  • 15+ Days – Full Refund Provided
  • 8-14 Days – Full Refund Provided, less $200 deposit. 
  • 0-7 Days  – No Refund Provided

You Choose!
We must be at our first stop in Phillip Island by 11.00am, so we will work your pickup time from that.
Pickup Location must be within 40km of Melbourne CDB, in the SE Suburbs, or in South/West Gippsland, or Phillip Island

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