Phillip Island Wineries

There are two Phillip Island wineries - Purple Hen Wines on the east side and the Phillip Island Winery near the south coast.

Classified as in the Gippsland region, the wines are cool-climate.

Visitors enjoy Purple Hen wines under the shade of umbrellas on a summer's day.

Lovely Views Are a Feature of Phillip Island Wineries

Both wineries are located in picturesque settings and offer not only wine tastings but also food and cellar door.

Add them to your winery tour of the increasingly popular Gippsland wine producing area.

Purple Hen Wines

Named after a local water bird, Purple Hen Wines in McFees Road, Rhyll, has lovely views over Western Port Bay to the mainland - a perfect setting for a leisurely afternoon of wine tasting.

The cellar door and tasting room opened in 2006.

Décor is contemporary, with full length windows making the most of the views.

A selection of wines produced at Purple Hen Winery, Phillip Island

A Selection of Purple Hen Wines

The winery is very successful at the Gippsland Wine Show, consistently winning many medals.

Purple Hen wines have also been successful at the Royal Melbourne Show - confirmation of the quality of wine produced by the winery.

At the 2021 Gippsland Wine Awards, Purple Hen Wines won 5 of the major awards. Congratulations!

Vines cover 9.5 hectares – mainly pinot noir and shiraz, but also cabernet sauvignon, sauvignon blanc, chardonnay, pinot gris, reisling and viognier.

Purple Hen Wines is open between 11.00am and 5.30pm and is open 7 days a week over summer, and Thursday to Monday over winter.

Visitors can have a wine tasting for a small fee (refunded with a bottle purchase) or buy a glass to enjoy on the lawn while admiring the wonderful views. Platters and nibbles available.

If you prefer, sit outside under umbrellas or at a table under a shady eucalyptus tree. In winter, relax by the wood fire.

A crowd listens to live music at Purple Hen Winery, Phillip Island

Visitors Enjoying "Music at The Hen"

A popular event is Music at The Hen, when live music is performed on the lawns adjacent to the cellar door every Friday night in January. Bring you own food or graze on Purple Hen platters. Wine from the cellar door only - no BYO.

Phillip Island's Purple Hen Winery in autumn, with golden leaves on the vines.

Purple Hen Winery in Autumn

Phillip Island Winery

At Berrys Beach Road, Ventnor, on the south side of the island, this winery is a delightful place to spend a few lazy hours.

The tasting and cellar door sales are in a pretty setting among gardens, with spectacular views to Bass Strait.

The cellar door and restaurant at Phillip Island Winery.

Phillip Island Winery

Open 7 days a week, visitors can spend a lazy time enjoying lunch with grazing plates and of course, wine. Platters of cheeses and charcuterie are also available.

The last few years the vineyards have been left fallow so there are no wines from the winery itself. However, the is a great selection of wines to enjoy with or without grazing.

At the side of the main building there is a large outdoor area, no doubt this is a popular spot in the summer.

At various times there will be live music. Check the winery’s social media pages to find out when artists will be performing.

A short walk from the car park is The Yards, where visitors can buy flowers and other gifts.

A grazing platter at Phillip Island Winery.

Grazing Plates at Phillip Island Winery

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