Phillip Island Winery is a relaxed and friendly place to spend some time, whether to take in an exhibition or to simply spend some time immersed in great wine, food, and live music.
Every Saturday and Sunday we feature relaxed and stylish acoustic music between 1:00 and 4:00-ish (give or take a half-hour). In the colder months you can sit by the fire with a delicious ‘light-lunch’ platter and enjoy the ocean views.
Over summer, we run large outdoor concerts on Saturdays on our wide green lawns in front of the Cellar Door.
Keep a watch on the website for dates and artists. Last summer we featured ex-Redgummer Hugh McDonald, The Scottish Fiddle Club (a brilliant day), the Lopazuk Trio, Tony Leonard’s Tropical Lounge and many more.
We run regular exhibitions of etchings, paintings, sculture and photography from local and guest artists. We currently have the Clive Dixon’s lino printing. His works are an association of bold vivid colours that explore the depth and complexity of the medium.
The image at left is from an exhibition by expatriate Canadian photographer Randall Bezaire. His very successful exhibition explored the subtleties of light and dynamism of Phillip Island’s quiet rock pools and wild southern ocean shorelines.
Admission to all exhibitions is free and will continue to feature at the Phillip Island Winery (watch the site for details and upcoming dates).
Working with local theatre group Phillip Island’s Offshore Theatre, the winery staged a very successful season of Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit.
Performed as a radio play, and quite brilliantly acted, it created enormous interest and ran to our small ‘full house’ for nine nights during December and January.
Another season is planned for May with a ‘who-dunnit’ pair of short dramas, also presented as radio plays. Watch the site for details; booking is essential as seating is limited.