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Best's Wines Great Western

111 Bests Rd, Great Western, Victoria 3374, Australia
+61 3 5356 2250
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Simply the Best!

Fantastic service and product knowledge meant a great tasting and experience. The history lesson by... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Simone S
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Melbourne
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The best wine experience

We visited this winery among others when returning back to Melbourne from Grampians. It was the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Irina K
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Melbourne, Australia
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Founded in 1866, Best’s is one of Australia’s oldest family owned and operated wineries. MISSION: At Best’s, we chase quality at every point and we’re meticulous in finding ways to improve at each stage of the winemaking process. All aspects of making the wine are handled on-site at Best’s Great Western, allowing the winemaker to have full control over quality. We strive for our wines to express everything possible from the vineyard, vintage and region. Our Winemaker Justin Purser in conjunciton with Viv Thomson believe that you must treat each vineyard and resultant wine as an individual and adapt your winemaking to their respective personalities. COMPANY OVERVIEW: Founded in 1866 in the Great Western wine region of Victoria, Best’s Great Western is one of Australia’s oldest continuously family owned and operated wineries. Best’s is known to have some of the oldest vines in Australia and produces extraordinary wines with great longevity. Today, Best's Great Western draws from three vineyards, Concongella, St Andrew's and the newest addition, Salvation Hills at Rhymney. Henry Best’s original Nursery Block, containing over forty different varieties, and his old Shiraz and Pinot vineyards are among Australia’s most valuable viticultural resources. These are three important factors in the style and quality of Best's Great Western wines. They are elegant, mid-weight wines of great intensity and balance. Like all classic long-lived wines, age often reveals their greatest finesse. At national and international wine shows, Best's consistently garners awards and accolades.
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111 Bests Rd, Great Western, Victoria 3374, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Fantastic service and product knowledge meant a great tasting and experience. The history lesson by Hamish was a bonus!

Thank Simone S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this winery among others when returning back to Melbourne from Grampians. It was the best wine experience in this area and even all around Victoria. Free tours to the very interesting underground cellar with vintage bottles / barrels, free wine tasting with very...More

Thank Irina K
Hamish T, Cellar Door Supervisor at Best's Wines Great Western, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Irina, its the people that come into our place that make it place such a fun place to work. The staff love being here and sharing our history and wines with our guests, thanks for having fun and enjoying our place.

Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

Stooped in history we love this place. Self guided tours of the cellars underground Very informative staff in the tasting area. Excellent wines. Superb reds. A must go to

Thank jamo04
Hamish T, Cellar Door Supervisor at Best's Wines Great Western, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We love sharing our wines and history in a relaxed atmosphere, and that is what we hope to share with everyone that comes in for the 'Best's Experience'.

Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

What a lovely visit we had to sampling the wines. Informative and welcoming.place has not changed since our last visit. Very friendly and welcoming staff Best of all though were the wines.

Thank Robert arnott
Hamish T, Cellar Door Supervisor at Best's Wines Great Western, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2017

Thank you Robert for the feedback, it's always good to hear what people think. And yes you picked it, the wines here are the star attraction. Cheers

Reviewed 28 November 2017

What a lovely visit we had to sample the wines. Informative and welcoming. Best of all though were the wines. Thanks to Nicole for making our day extra special.

Thank Debra B
Reviewed 12 November 2017

We arrived after 4.30 on Sunday afternoon not expecting the warm welcome we received at the Cellar Door. The tasting was easy and very pleasant in a great atmosphere. Of course we bought some wine.

Thank Jayarr875
Reviewed 22 October 2017

A great wine experience at the historic Best's cellar door at Great Western in western Victoria. Our host gave us a fantastic run down on the history of the winery and brand and the people involved in the production of such great wines. The tour,...More

Thank Mal V
Hamish T, Cellar Door Supervisor at Best's Wines Great Western, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

Dear Mal, thank you for your kind words. Our visitors make it an easy day for us especially when they are keen to be here to explore our wines and our "time capsule", we love sharing it with all who come to explore our district.

Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

We had a very enjoyable wine tasting at Best's. The cellar door is situated in the original stables of the vineyard and has a special atmosphere. The lady who served us was very knowledgeable about the wines and the history of the vineyard. The tasting...More

Thank LindsayMann
Hamish T, Cellar Door Supervisor at Best's Wines Great Western, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2017

Thanks for the great review. We are passionate about our wines, our history and our customers and love sharing it. Enjoy the wines and we hope the rest of your trip was just as eventful.

Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Such well versed staff in an iconic country setting. Very talented gentleman had a great explaination of wine varietals with Muscats. Learnt a lot about muscat and tokay. Very pretty view over the vines. The muscat was beautiful after dinner by the fire.

Thank jiffy2006
Hamish T, Cellar Door Supervisor at Best's Wines Great Western, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2017

Thanks for coming in and having fun looking around. It's great to talk about Muscats and Tokays, fortified wines have a long heritage in Australia and we love sharing that with people.

Reviewed 3 June 2017

Even if not a wine person, a stop at Best's Cellar Door is worth it for the free self guided tour of their historic wine building and cellar. Loads of parking plus tables and lawns for picnics. Toilets on site. The cellar door do a...More

Thank Emanpee
Hamish T, Cellar Door Supervisor at Best's Wines Great Western, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2017

Thanks for your kind words, its good to know you found it interesting to stop by and that the staff are friendly. We strive to make it a great experience for everyone who comse in, wine consumer or not. Thank you and happy travelling.

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15 January 2017|
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Response from Hamish T | Property representative |
At last I have managed to reach you. There are a couple of places in Great Western within 2 minutes of us. Salingers Café and The Great Western Hotel. Both located on the main Highway going through town.
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