Phillip Island Winery
Phillip Island Winery
4.5
Monday
11:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
11:30 AM - 5:30 PM
About
Set on the south coast of Phillip Island, this inviting property is open 5 days a week for lunches and afternoon grazing options using the best local produce. The grounds are stunning yet simple, offering expansive lawns, rolling rural views and glimpses of the glittering turquoise water of Bass Straight. The cellar door offers wine-tasting and retail wine and cider sales. The venue offers weekend live music, fun workshops and Premium wine and dining experiences. Guests can wander through “The Yards” where an on-site floral stylist and quality gift shop offers an opportunity to take home a souvenir. The winery regularly hosts weddings and events plus premium evening wine dinners, and the new owners plan to extend the vineyard and build a purpose-built event space for future bookings.
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  • Helene M
    Melbourne, Australia160 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Indulge the senses
    A cold and gloomy July afternoon……let’s indulge and spend the afternoon at the winery. No problems with booking for lunch on a Wednesday in winter. Service was exceptional…attentive without being intrusive. Fires warmed the restaurant and the lambs wool blankets were appreciated. Food was delicious….oysters to start….beef and fish as mains. Wine was a full bodied Shiraz which was exceptional. Quite a few people on a winter weekday afternoon. It is rather pricey however comparable to prices in other establishments today. Please note that the wines are not produced from the estate, albeit delicious anyhow. This is a multipurpose venue…..a meal inside on a cold winters day……lovely outside grounds during summer…..a buzzing vibe during the “touristy period…..a function venue on a regular basis.
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 27, 2023
  • anditjia
    Jakarta, Indonesia62 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A nice experience
    We had some time before going for the penguin watch so decided to stop by The Yard and had some wine tasting. It was a nice experience with the laid back scenery and good weather despite winter. The wines are average, mostly young wines. However, the children loved the relaxed environment while the adults enjoyed the tasting. We ended up buying some bottles to bring back.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 26, 2023
  • nicholas r
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good energy
    We were last here over 12 years ago and stopped by this long weekend to see what's changed. So glad we did, great food options, some smooth Pinot Noir by the glass and the kids running around on the grass within our full visibility. Was full of good energy, some live music and was a great way to spend an sunny Sunday afternoon.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written November 5, 2023
  • CornishJane
    Cadgwith, United Kingdom160 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely lunch and great staf
    Fantastic food and service. We had a reserved table but the maitre de wanted to make sure we were happy with our table as there was a large group nearby an gave us the option of a quieter table (which we selected). The pictures say it all - lovely food and wine and a great way to spend a relaxing lunchtime.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 20, 2024
  • Gerard R
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Welcoming, excellent food, service and environment
    Really wonderful welcome for a birthday booking for six, including my elderly and frail mum. Great assistance with menu, dietary needs and advice about selection. The winery has lots of options for couples, family and friends groups (and functions), with plenty of seating, open grassy areas and fab views of the fields and beautiful Bass coast. The service - considered and knowledgeable - and food are top class, with good choice of sharing and grazing platters, delicious mains, choice of pizzas and salads, and tasty desserts. This place is an absolute treat!
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written February 19, 2024
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tiny_dancer16
Melbourne, Australia249 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Friends
Like the previous reviewer, it seems we visited on the same weekend- Easter. We visited as a small group of friends and didn't make a booking. The staff were friendly and advised that due to being booked out for meals we could sit on the lawn with some provided picnic blankets and create our own platter from the selection at The Yards. We were able to put together a beautiful platter of lovely fresh bread, local meats and cheeses (I recommend "shadows of blue"), grabbed a couple of bottles of wine and settled in for a lovely afternoon. The weather treated us well and we enjoyed the live music and atmosphere. While disappointing that we couldn't order food from the kitchen, it was understandable given the number of people there on the day! My recommendation would be to book well in advance, or get there early to snag a nice spot on the lawn. This was obviously a very busy weekend for the winery and the staff were very helpful and friendly regardless. Will certainly be back again.
Written April 6, 2021
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tiny_dancer16
Melbourne, Australia249 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
This is truly a beautiful venue and one worth visiting if you are on the island. We started with a wine tasting in "The Yards" which not only has wine but also a beautiful range of homeware items and floristry. Lead through the tasting by Lynne, I can honestly say that I was impressed by the wines which appear to be carefully curated from local vineyards due to the winery's vines not being ready yet. I recommend the chardonnay and sparkling as my favourites.
We then moved into the restaurant for lunch, which has a lovely rustic yet sophisticated feel to it. We had the wagyu brisket (my favourite), arancini, pate, deluxe fries and an iceberg lettuce salad. All were thoroughly enjoyed. The icing on the cake was the wonderful service; staff are friendly, efficient and knowledgeable.
It's a delightful venue for families in particular, with a vast lawn out the back with outdoor games set up.
I look forward to returning on my next visit to Phillip Island.
Written January 7, 2020
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Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. We're so pleased that you enjoyed it and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Much appreciated 😊
Written January 9, 2020
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Bellarine101
Drysdale, Australia7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Family
What a beautiful location!
The perfect weekend relaxation spot.
Either Dine indoors or outside on the patio or ample grass area, along with lawn games. . Perfect location for couples and families, even travelers with dogs!

We visited Saturday March 21st with 5 adults and 4 kids. I’d like to commend the staff on their response and attitude in the current climate (CoVID-19 government restrictions to hospitality). Not once we’re we made to feel uncomfortable being there. The staff went above and beyond friendly, very attentive, nothing was too much trouble. Apart from some more stringent hygiene practices they were carrying on like a usual Saturday. ( I went to a local café earlier this day And was made to feel like a leper outside waiting for my coffee)

The food was beautiful, lovely ample platters. Fresh produce and we enjoyed all the wines. We enjoyed a few bottles of the Pinot Grigio and Pinot Noir and some Chardonnay to take home.

In the current world pandemic, it was a pleasure to come to PHillip Island Winery And be able to forget the news and just enjoy our day! Thank you team! You’re doing an amazing job 👍🏼

Written March 21, 2020
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Thanks so much for the visit guys, and we really appreciate you taking the time to let us know! We hope to see you back really soon xx
Written March 24, 2020
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MsMarianna
Melbourne74 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Friends
There was 8 of us and we were seated in the super noisy function space out the back. It was stuffy with no airflow, surrounded by tables of 20+ having hens parties. No option to sit outside due to the rain. Many rules about booking times with a max. 2 hour window. Even though we booked online our reservation was moved due to a wedding at 3pm - not displayed online. The menu has some share options and pizzas but they were hit and miss. Prawn pizza was $29, tasteless, covered in cheese, no sign of the promised nduja with 8 x tiny 2cm prawns. Large green salad $28 but very tasty. Good dishes were the arancini and lamb croquettes and the fish of the day. Overall a very pricey menu without value. Surprisingly the wines are not from the “winery” or made by them. Driving in on the left hand side were sad parcels of the original vines that I know were thriving in 1995 when I first visited. It doesnt look like there is any attempt to grow vines. All of us are locals and we all agreed we wouldn’t go back. It is more a function space catering to the tourist crowds rather than a real winery. On a positive note the food and drinks service was good and timely but I felt sorry for the poor staff run off their feet. Not relaxing.
Written November 20, 2022
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brittapps
Melbourne, Australia261 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 • Couples
We had a beautiful afternoon celebrating my 30th birthday. The staff were beautiful, friendly, easy going and attentive. They over to chat and make you feel welcome. The food was great- fresh, simple and tasty. The wine tasting is great, affordable and the knowledge of the staff briefing you of the wine’s background and pairings was great. I loved the sparkling, Chardonnay and moscato (I don’t like moscato but you have to try this one!) Even though the wines are not grown on the property (yet!) you are still supporting and tasting Victorian vineyards produce. We have a 7 month old, the staff (and other diners!) dotted over her but were supportive and made us feel very welcome. Loved the whole experience, they made my day very special and delightful. Highly, highly recommend.
Written June 19, 2020
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Kenji M
Melbourne, Australia392 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • Family
What a wonderful bunch of people, from Lynnie to David and all the staff.
They made us feel welcome the minute we walked in, nothing was too much trouble.
The food was exceptional and a good choice, as it was our daughters birthday we decided a few little things, (they weren't s small) the Charcuterie platter, Arancini balls, to start with some cocktails. Wow just delightful in and a couple of small tasting wines, how nice was that so we ordered a glass of Shiraz, Pint Noor and a Sangiovese to accompany the Beef brisket, pizza and fries with truffle and feta, yes if course we also had a salad, tomato and buffalo mozzarella and those oxtail tomatoes had so much flavour.
The place was so busy (Lovely to see) and we still had exceptional service, the decor was fantastic, so rustic yet modern and the cellar door is a must. Some cheeses, wines, books etc, very much worth the trip.
We will certainly make this a trip from time to time especially if we ha E guests.
Well done folks, great place?
Written December 27, 2020
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Courtney C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020
6 of us (incl 2 kids) has a beautiful lunch followed by a wine tasting. Wines are definitely worth coming out here to taste - something for everyone and each wine has a story - and then the food is also really tasty, broad range and beautifully presented. Finally the atmosphere and the staff are the X factor for the winery. Great music and professional staff who love what they do.
Footnote - you can buy the kids an ice cream in the wine tasting shed (just a standard one on a stick) and have them sit out in the garden entertained while you do the wine tasting :)
Written November 30, 2020
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Helene M
Melbourne, Australia160 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
A cold and gloomy July afternoon……let’s indulge and spend the afternoon at the winery.
No problems with booking for lunch on a Wednesday in winter.
Service was exceptional…attentive without being intrusive.
Fires warmed the restaurant and the lambs wool blankets were appreciated.
Food was delicious….oysters to start….beef and fish as mains.
Wine was a full bodied Shiraz which was exceptional.
Quite a few people on a winter weekday afternoon.
It is rather pricey however comparable to prices in other establishments today.
Please note that the wines are not produced from the estate, albeit delicious anyhow.
This is a multipurpose venue…..a meal inside on a cold winters day……lovely outside grounds during summer…..a buzzing vibe during the “touristy period…..a function venue on a regular basis.
Written July 27, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

greenstOat24
Melbourne, Australia412 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
We last visited the winery about 6 years ago. It has expanded considerably, with a large function area added at the back of the restaurant. We ate a very pleasant lunch, tasty and competently prepared. The wines are generally of a high standard and there is a full bar available to supplement the wine list. We ate inside, as it was a bit windy for anything other than pizza outside. Service was a little slow, but well intentioned and homely. Certainly worth seeking out.
Written April 8, 2022
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Gerard R
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Really wonderful welcome for a birthday booking for six, including my elderly and frail mum. Great assistance with menu, dietary needs and advice about selection. The winery has lots of options for couples, family and friends groups (and functions), with plenty of seating, open grassy areas and fab views of the fields and beautiful Bass coast. The service - considered and knowledgeable - and food are top class, with good choice of sharing and grazing platters, delicious mains, choice of pizzas and salads, and tasty desserts. This place is an absolute treat!
Written February 19, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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