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)

  • Seppelt Sparkling Show Shiraz 2008

    Seppelt Sparkling Show Shiraz 2008

    Region: VIC- Great Western

    JAMES HALLIDAY 96 POINTS!
    THE FINEST EXPRESSION OF A UNIQUELY AUSTRALIAN WINE, MADE ONLY IN THE FINEST VINTAGES

      "Made only in exceptional vintages, the 2008 Seppelt Show Sparkling Shiraz celebrates the long history and tradition of Seppelt Sparkling wines and pays homage to this unique Australian wine style. Aged in bottle on lees for a minimum of seven...

    Current stock: 3

    $98.50
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  • Best's Great Western Bin 1 Shiraz 2019

    Best's Great Western Bin 1 Shiraz 2019

    Region: VIC- Great Western

    JAMES SUCKLING 95 POINTS!

      "A spicy and super-fragrant, cool-climate shiraz that is packed with red and dark plums, raspberries and dark chocolate. Plenty of complexity inherent here. The palate is elegant, yet flavor-packed, delivering punchy, mouthwatering summer berries...

    Qualifies for 10% discount in a straight dozen

    Current stock: 13

    $27.50
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  • Best's Old Vine Pinot Meunier 2020

    Best's Old Vine Pinot Meunier 2020

    Region: VIC- Great Western

    96 POINTS JAMES HALLIDAY!

      "A wine of both astonishing history and grace. Part of its great appeal is a delicacy and purity of meunier rarely, if ever, encountered, and at just 12% alcohol. Spring florals, musky spice, leafy underbrush, black cherry, mulberry ... the...

    Current stock: 3

    $105.00
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  • Best's Thomson Family Shiraz 2017 1500mL-Magnum GIFT

    Best's Thomson Family Shiraz 2017 1500mL-Magnum GIFT

    Region: VIC- Great Western

    THE PERFECT GIFT FOR THE PATIENT WINE AFICIONADO

      "Come from the original 1868 plantings, which is quite something. Black and blue fruit, hazelnut, seaweed, a little nougat and spice. It’s blue fruited, quite dense and firm, but also a little salty, with a fine chew to tannin, savoury and...

    Current stock: 1

    $495.00
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  • Best's Thomson Family Shiraz 2017 1500mL-Magnum

    Best's Thomson Family Shiraz 2017 1500mL-Magnum

    Region: VIC- Great Western

    96 POINTS - JAMES HALLIDAY

      "Come from the original 1868 plantings, which is quite something. Black and blue fruit, hazelnut, seaweed, a little nougat and spice. It’s blue fruited, quite dense and firm, but also a little salty, with a fine chew to tannin, savoury and...

    Current stock: 1

    $495.00
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  • Best's Great Western Bin 0 Shiraz 2014

    Best's Great Western Bin 0 Shiraz 2014

    Region: VIC- Great Western

    Wine Front 95 points!'Best's' touchstones of history are part of what makes them one of my favourite Victorian wine producers (of a pretty long list of course). Something special though. As with this wine. Pours with that satisfying purply hue amongst...

    Qualifies for 10% discount in a straight dozen

    Current stock: 8

    $99.00
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  • Best's Thomson Family Shiraz 2014

    Best's Thomson Family Shiraz 2014

    Region: VIC- Great Western

    Jeremy Oliver 96 points!"A deeply flavoured and exotically spiced shiraz whose peppery, floral bouquet of pristine blackcurrants, mulberries and dark plums has a musky, cedary background and a hint of earthiness. Medium to full-bodied, it’s long and...

    Current stock: 1

    $265.00
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  • Best's Thomson Family Shiraz 2012

    Best's Thomson Family Shiraz 2012

    Region: VIC- Great Western

    Tyson Stezler 98 points!"The sheer vibrancy and purity of fruit is nothing short of a marvel from these grand, dry grown 1867 vines planted by Henry Best himself. The 2012 is just the 13th release, precociously backward on release, promising a monumental...

    Current stock: 4

    $235.00
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