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 2019

    Best's Foudre Ferment Riesling 2019

    Region: VIC- Great Western

    JAMES HALLIDAY 96 POINTS!  From vines planted in 1978, with a portion from 1998, this Riesling is fermented in a large 7y/o foudre barrel and matured on lees for added complexity and rounded texture.   "The aromatic juice is given...

    Qualifies for 10% discount in a straight dozen

    Current stock: 14

    $33.50
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  • Best's Great Western Bin 0 Shiraz 2017

    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: 11

    $85.00
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  • Best's Great Western Bin 0 Shiraz 2016

    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: 12

    $85.00
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  • [SOLD-OUT] Best's Great Western LSV Shiraz 2018

    [SOLD-OUT] Best's Great Western LSV Shiraz 2018

    Region: VIC- Great Western

    JAMES HALLIDAY 96 POINTS!  CHAMPION WINE OF SHOW, BEST REGIONAL RED WINE TROPHY, BEST SHIRAZ TROPHY) - BALLARAT WINE SHOW "Whole berry fermentation with 15% whole bunches and 2% viognier. A rich, layered hedonistic wine, fruits of forest/forest...

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    $35.00
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  • [SOLD-OUT] Best's Great Western Bin 1 Shiraz 2018

    [SOLD-OUT] Best's Great Western Bin 1 Shiraz 2018

    Region: VIC- Great Western

    JAMES HALLIDAY 95 POINTS!  "Picked by hand and by Opti sorter/harvester, whole berry fermentation with 5% whole bunches. Wine show success is no surprise. Typical Great Western wine with high quality intensity, focus and length to its spicy/peppery...

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    $25.00
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  • [SOLD-OUT] Best's Bart's Block Shiraz 2017

    [SOLD-OUT] Best's Bart's Block Shiraz 2017

    Region: VIC- Great Western

    JAMES HALLIDAY 98 POINTS!  "The vineyard was planted in '66 to be released in '20 to celebrate Best's then-100-year history and custodianship of the property and vineyard. Fermented with 25% whole bunches, matured in French oak (20% new). The...

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    $150.00
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  • [SOLD-OUT] Best's Great Western Riesling 2019

    [SOLD-OUT] 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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  • [SOLD-OUT] Best's Pinot Meunier 2017

    [SOLD-OUT] 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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    $45.00
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  • [SOLD-OUT] Best's Great Western LSV Shiraz 2017

    [SOLD-OUT] 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...

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    $34.00
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