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 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...

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    $105.00
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  • Best's Great Western Riesling 2021

    Best's Great Western Riesling 2021

    Region: VIC- Great Western

    WINE FRONT 93 POINTS!

      "Great Western Riesling. As I say every year: yes please. It’s just such a lovely wine to drink. It offers intensity and character in the most undemanding of ways: one sip and you’re off and away. Lime, talc and steel. A whisper of...

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    $25.00
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  • Best's Foudre Ferment Riesling 2020

    Best's Foudre Ferment Riesling 2020

    Region: VIC- Great Western

    JAMES HALLIDAY 95 POINTS!

      "One of those pure genius moments where the winemaker decides to break in a new foudre intended for red winemaking, with a riesling. The rest is history. Fermentation and maturation on lees in large-format oak broadens the reach of riesling. It's...

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    Current stock: 12

    $35.00
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  • AT Richardson Chockstone Riesling 2021

    AT Richardson Chockstone Riesling 2021

    Region: VIC- Great Western

    A FABULOUS RIESLING FROM THE GRAMPIANS

      "Our Flagship white wine, we spend the month of March focussing on little else except the developing flavours in the Chockstone Riesling blocks.  Harvesting at the perfect flavour and acid profile ensures the delicate yet complex character...

    Current stock: 6

    $22.50
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  • Best's Great Western Sparkling Shiraz 2017

    Best's Great Western Sparkling Shiraz 2017

    Region: VIC- Great Western

    THE SPARKLING SHIRAZ STYLE IS SYNONYMOUS WITH GREAT WESTERN, WITH BEST'S MAKING ONE OF THE MOST DELICIOUS EXAMPLES SINCE THE EARLY 1900s.   "Best’s Sparkling Shiraz epitomises the regional characteristics with plenty of spice and plummy...

    Current stock: 6

    $35.00
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  • Best's Great Western Bin 1 Shiraz 2018

    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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  • Best's Thomson Family Shiraz 2017

    Best's Thomson Family Shiraz 2017

    Region: VIC- Great Western

    James Halliday 99 Points!   "Predominantly from the 1868 plantings, with lesser amounts from 1996 and '70, hand-picked and sorted, 50% crushed, 45% whole berry, 5% whole bunch. You'd stand up for royalty, and that's this wine. To use the spit bucket...

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    $245.00
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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...

    Current stock: 8

    $85.00
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  • Best's Great Western Riesling 2020

    Best's Great Western Riesling 2020

    Region: VIC- Great Western

    JAMES HALLIDAY 96 POINTS!

      "The vines are direct descendants of the 1866 plantings in the nursery block. A core of sweet lime-juice essence and spine-tingling acidity makes a wine that follows in the footsteps of its multi-gold-medal-winning predecessors. An indefinite...

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    $25.00
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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...

    Current stock: 6

    $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 Foudre Ferment Riesling 2019

    [SOLD-OUT] 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...

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    $33.50
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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 Old Vine Pinot Meunier 2019

    [SOLD-OUT] 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...

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    $102.00
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  • [SOLD-OUT] Seppelt Show Sparkling Limited Release Shiraz 2008

    [SOLD-OUT] Seppelt Show Sparkling Limited Release Shiraz 2008

    Region: VIC- Great Western

    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 years then...

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    $105.00
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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] Jamsheed Garden Gully Syrah 2016

    [SOLD-OUT] Jamsheed Garden Gully Syrah 2016

    Region: VIC- Great Western
    Farming Vegan-friendly Organic Sustainably-made

    "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...

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    $49.00
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  • [SOLD-OUT] AT Richardson Hard Hill Road Durif 2015

    [SOLD-OUT] AT Richardson Hard Hill Road Durif 2015

    Region: VIC- Great Western

    "Machine-harvested, 4 days cold soak, open-fermented in small batches with cultured yeast, matured in American oak (50% new) for 12 months. Dense crimson-purple; a strange place for durif to bob up in, except for Adam Richardson's experience with the...

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    $53.00
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  • [SOLD-OUT] Mount Langi Ghiran Talus Shiraz 2017

    [SOLD-OUT] Mount Langi Ghiran Talus Shiraz 2017

    Region: VIC- Great Western

    Huon Hooke 94 Points! "Deep red/purple colour. A very aromatic bouquet with a wide range of spice notes including pepper, clove and five-spice as well as floral hints. The palate is medium-bodied and intense, refined and understated, with great poise,...

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    $60.00
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