Great Western

"Visit world-renowned wineries featuring age-old vines and award-winning wine. Sample exceptional shiraz of the sparkling and still kind, and regional fare to complement both, at cellar doors and cosy cafes...

Located in the middle of the Western Highway between Melbourne and Adelaide, Great Western was settled by sheep graziers in the 1840s, then grew following the discovery of gold and later the planting of its now famous grape vines. The area boasts a crop of pioneering wineries, earning it a reputation for producing some of Australia's finest wine.

Sample varietals in Best's red gum tasting room and take a tour of the incredible hand-dug cellar, built back in the 1860s. Next stop is Seppelt's, where you can head underground and explore the three kilometres of labyrinthine tunnels or 'drives', which house the maturing sparkling wine. Share a bottle of Grampians Estate's famous sparkling shiraz and a cheese platter at the cellar door." - Visit Melbourne

Maps courtesy: Wine Australia & James Halliday’s Wine Atlas of Australia (Hardie Grant Books 2008)

  • Best's Foudre Ferment Riesling 2018

    Region: VIC- Great Western

    "Pale straw with hints of silver. An intriguing nose of florals and citrus, evoking finger lime, elderflowers and wet mill stone. A latticework of creamy citrus flavours entwined with the unrelenting drive of steely acidity and powdery...

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    $36.50
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  • Best's Great Western Bin 0 Shiraz 2017

    Region: VIC- Great Western

    Huon Hooke 97 Points!   "Sweaty, meaty, reductive aromas at first; youthful and bold, fresh and undeveloped. The wine is intense and firm, with a little (pleasant) bitterness in the tannins, bright and bold, youthful and quite solid, in need of some...

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    Current stock: 16

    $85.00
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  • Best's Great Western Bin 1 Shiraz 2017

    Region: VIC- Great Western

    Campbell Mattinson 93 Points!   "I looked at this over three days and a) it didn’t show an inch of oxidation at any stage, and b) all it really did throughout that time was turn increasingly elegant. On the first day I consumed a glass and was...

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    Current stock: 22

    $25.00
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  • Best's Great Western LSV Shiraz 2017

    Region: VIC- Great Western

    Perth Wine Show – Gold Medal Royal Melbourne Wine Show – Gold Medal James Halliday 95 Points!  "Best's ancient clone and clone 1654, plus 2% viognier, 15% whole bunches, closed fermenters for 8 days, then pressed to used oak for 12 months...

    Current stock: 10

    $34.00
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  • Best's Great Western Riesling 2019

    Region: VIC- Great Western

    WINE FRONT 94 POINTS!    "The riesling vines used to produce this wine come from cuttings off the original 1866 planting of Best’s. Cool, huh? Always a zingy number and distinctly Aussie riesling in that zingy, tart, acid driven way,...

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    $27.00
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  • Best's Old Vine Pinot Meunier 2019

    Region: VIC- Great Western

    97 Points! "Translucent red colour with clear edges. A distinctly fragrant nose of rose petals, musk, red and black cherries. So much to love. Time open does it no harm. An earthy, anchoring note ticks in with several swirls of the glass – dried herbs...

    Current stock: 1

    $102.00
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  • Best's Pinot Meunier 2017

    Region: VIC- Great Western

    "Pinot Meunier from Best’s. Here blended with Pinot Noir, and a whole bunch component. This is made from Best’s younger vine pinot meunier plantings (as in, planted in 1970), with help from Best’s Old Clone Pinot Noir. Light to look at and indeed it’s...

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    Current stock: 20

    $45.00
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  • Jamsheed Garden Gully Syrah 2016

    Region: VIC- Great Western

    "Handpicked from vines planted in the 1890's in the Great Western region of Central Victoria. The Syrah vines are 'Old Best's' clone on the 'Concongella' soil profile (clay over ironstone) and are fermented as 100% whole bunches in a 500L puncheon with...

    Current stock: 2

    $49.00
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  • Seppelt Drumborg Riesling 2018

    Region: VIC- Great Western

    JAMES HALLIDAY 96 POINTS!JEREMY OLIVER 95 POINTS!   "Warmer vintages provide no challenge for the very cool Henty region in the far southwest of Victoria. Thanks to the clinging acidity that catches the fore-palate, lime and grapefruit flavours...

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    Current stock: 16

    $42.00
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  • Best's Great Western Bin 0 Shiraz 2016

    Region: VIC- Great Western

    Huon Hooke 97 Points! "Deep red/purple colour. The bouquet is savoury and dried-spicy, dried-herbal, with star anise and mixed spice overtones. Very complex indeed. The wine is concentrated and powerful, with tremendously detailed flavour including...

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    Current stock: 21

    $85.00
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  • Best's Great Western Riesling 2018

    Region: VIC- Great Western

    JAMES HALLIDAY 96 POINTS! HUON HOOKE 95 POINTS! WINE FRONT 94 POINTS!   "Pale straw-green; the bouquet is enticing, but it's the palate that sends all the senses into overdrive. Intense lime juice intersects with shiny bright acidity...

    Current stock: 7

    $27.00
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  • Seppelt Drumborg Riesling 2013

    Region: VIC- Great Western

    "Drumborg Vineyard riesling with a slither of sweetness. From the great Drumborg Vineyard in the south-west Victorian region of Henty. This wasn't made by winemaker Jo Marsh, she had moved on by 2013, but I like her comment on what it's like working with...

    Current stock: 1

    $45.00
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