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5 Spots to Enjoy a Cosy Beer or Wine at Phillip Island

5 Spots to Enjoy a Cosy Beer or Wine at Phillip Island

There is so much to love about Phillip Island in the cooler months. Whale spotting along the Whale Discovery Trail, the famous Little Penguins waddle home earlier in the evening and some of the best stargazing in Victoria presents itself in the cooler conditions.

All you need is your puffer jacket, beanie, and somewhere cosy to warm up! After a day exploring the rugged beauty of the island is there anything better than wrapping your hands around a smooth glass of red or locally brewed ale, digging into a warm meal and settling in front of the warmth of a crackling fireplace?

Phillip Island Winery

Leather couches, smooth wines and the warmth of a rustic fireplace. Doesn’t that combination just exude cosy winter vibes? With two fireplaces on offer in both the country-home style dining room and the modern atrium space perfect for large groups, you will be feeling warm and snug while grazing on a mouth-watering seasonal menu, no matter the weather outside.

Warm up with fortnightly Friday night winter Wine-Downs with live music, woodfired pizzas and roaring fires!

The Westernport Hotel

When the front bar is filled with the wintery scent of a crackling fire it is easy to lose an entire afternoon at The Westernport Hotel. Gaze out to views of the Western Port and the Phillip Island Bridge while enjoying local beers and wines, or something from the well-crafted menu. Kick on into the evening with a full gig schedule year round.

Rusty Water Restaurant and Brewery

Step out of the cold and into a world of handcrafted ales, beer and wine sampling, and fine food at Rusty Water Brewery. Boasting a seasonal menu of locally sourced produce as well as seasonal brews – make sure to try the winter Whale of an Ale and warm yourself by the traditional wood fire.

The Wooli Tavern

After conquering the Cape Woolamai stop on the Whale Discovery Trail, a rewarding drink or meal at The Wooli Tavern is a must! The unique timber interior gives the feeling of being in an Alpine ski lodge, as heat from the stone clad fireplace warms and the drinks are flowing. Enjoy a classic pub menu, a game of pool and live entertainment every weekend.

Purple Hen Winery

Off the beaten track down a country road sits the Purple Hen Winery overlooking the Western Port. Select a tasting paddle of award winning cool climate wines, bask in the warmth of the fireplace and watch the winter weather go by with beautiful views across Swan Inlet, Churchill Island and Denne Bight.