Best Places to Grab a Drink on Phillip Island
With a favourable mild climate and dirt rich with nutrients, the grapes grown on Phillip Island and throughout Gippsland helps create some of Victoria’s best wines, but if you’re not much of wine drinker, there are an abundance of breweries & cocktail bars dotted around the island to suit everyone’s tastes.
We’ve put a list of the best places to grab a drink while you stay on the island, perfect for a lazy afternoon. Plus, don’t forget to bring some bottles or cans home for your friends or family, or a treat for yourself.
Phillip Island Winery
Located near the Grand Prix Circuit, Phillip Island Winery has a wide range of red and white wine to enjoy, including their 2008 Estate Chardonnay awarded 94 out of 100 by wine guru James Halliday.
The cellar door is a cute cottage-style building, offering wine tastings and a cosy log fire during the colder nights. Snack on their fabulous platters filled with local Gippsland cheeses and smoked trout accompanied with homemade dips, or move into the restaurant for a rustic lunch, all while taking in glimpses of the glittering turquoise water of Bass Strait.
1: Outdoor Area at Phillip Island Winery. Source: Instagram
Purple Hen Winery
Overlooking the Bay of Western Port with stunning views of Swan Inlet, Churchill Island and Denne Bight, the 7.5 hectares Purple Hen Winery produces fantastic pinot noir and chardonnay, winning over 100 Medals and 20 Trophies at wine shows throughout Australia.
Take part in a beautiful wine tasting overlooking the vineyards, accompanied by a selection of local cheeses. Sounds like the perfect afternoon to us!
2: Purple Hens Wines Vineyards. Source: Instagram
Ocean Reach Brewing
In the mood for a top quality beer? Ocean Reach Brewing is located in Cowes and offers 12 rotating taps including their core range (Lager, Pale Ale, IPA and Porter) which is available year-round, as well as plenty of seasonal release beers to experiment with too.
3: Ocean Reach Brewing. Source: Instagram
Phillip Island Brewing Co.
If you’re after something a bit more eccentric, Phillip Island Brewing Co is the place to go. Specialising in creating unique small-batch handcrafted beers, unlike your standard lager, this is certainly a unique place. Offering an exciting core range of ales to suit all tastes, along with a diversified range of seasonal ales for the more adventurous drinkers, you’ll be sure to find a new favourite brew.
4: Phillip Island Brewing Co. Source: Instagram
If you’ve had enough of wine and beer, or are just in the mood for something different, Shaka Bar is for you! Located in the sleepy seaside town San Remo, you’ll always be greeted by a warm smile and quirky cocktail. They promise to provide a thirst quenching beverage served with flair, perfectly accompanied by a rotating menu of delectable local produce.
Find yourself a spot in their beer garden and settle in for an evening of fun.
4: Assortment of cocktails at Shaka Bar. Source: Instagram
With so many places to tick-off, get booking your next trip to Phillip Island, and make BIG4 Phillip Island Caravan Park your base. We are conveniently located in a quiet cul-de-sac, backing onto the beachfront within walking distance to shops, restaurants and public transport.