Best's Wines Great Western

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Best's Wines Great Western
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
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, Salvation Hills at Rhymney and the newest addition Sugarloaf Creek. 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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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia8,472 contributions
Historic winery produces a good drop
Jul. 2021
Best's Wines is a stalwart of the Great Western wine region; it is one of the oldest wineries in Victoria. The historic cellars hold hold some good wines. The staff are welcoming; Best's is an friendly operation based on hospitality, so we can expect Best's to be around for a long time yet.
Written 21 August 2021
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Thanks so much for your lovely review. So happy to hear you enjoyed your experience here at Best's Wines.
Written 23 September 2021
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DAVID K
1 contribution
'Best' wine tasting at a 'great' place.
Jun. 2021
'Best' wine tasting ever. Excellent personal service; seated during COVID. The wines speak for themselves and you can add platter accompaniments at whatever level you choose. Cellars and the tasting area very atmospheric. 'Great' place. D.
Written 6 July 2021
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Thanks ever so much for the positive review Dragnox, so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience at our cellar door!
Written 15 July 2021
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Vyvyan M
Tavira, Portugal11 contributions
Wonderful experience
Apr. 2021
We took the tour of the underground cellars, then shared a platter and wine tasting (and of course bought some wine!). The staff were so friendly and knowledgeable and made us feel very welcome. The wines are THE BEST! (sorry, bad pun, but true)
Written 13 May 2021
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Thanks so much for your kind review. We're so happy you enjoyed your experience and always love a good pun!
Written 10 June 2021
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Ritasaurus
Greensborough, Australia243 contributions
Special day with live music
May 2021 • Couples
Wanted to visit just one winery during our visit to Halls Gap and we chose this one.

Very happy with our choice, but they were having a special celebration for the Great Grape Escape wine festival, so they had live music playing outside so the atmosphere was fantastic. Coupled with the great weather, it was lovely.

Staff were friendly and we tasted a few wines and purchased a few bottles.
Written 3 May 2021
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Hi Ritasaurus, Thank you so much for the great review we're so happy you enjoyed your experience at our cellar door!!
Written 11 May 2021
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Haggis_Supper
Melbourne, Australia629 contributions
So glad we stopped
Mar. 2021 • Couples
On our way to Halls Gap, we decided to stop in at Best’s for some lunch and wine tasting - largely on the basis of the positive reviews here. Once again, TA did not let us down - what a terrific tasting and lunch experience.

We opted for the $10 premium tasting experience and the “pick your platter” lunch. What a terrific idea - pick your lunch items from the list/fridge and pay for what you want to build your lunch and take home what you don’t finish. We opted for a freshly made baguette, salami, goats cheese feta, blue cheese, olives and capsicum. Perfect accompaniment for the wine tasting.

The wines were outstanding, so much so that we left with several fine reds.

A final word for the staff who were superb - relaxed, attentive, engaging and thoroughly knowledgeable about the food, wines and the winery. A special word for Sarah who took time to talk to us about the people, places and culture in the area as we’re looking to buy a property.

Highly recommended.

Written 28 March 2021
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Thank you so much for the wonderful review, we're thrilled you enjoyed your experience at Best's Wines! I've passed on your kind words to Sarah too. Thanks again
Written 8 April 2021
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Melbguy3805
Melbourne, Australia1,131 contributions
Worth the
Feb. 2021 • Friends
This cellar door is well worth a look. The wines are good and the serve was good as well
Will definitely return.
Written 5 February 2021
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Thanks so much for the positive review!
Written 5 March 2021
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mandp141
Gippsland, Australia197 contributions
Excellent wine
Jan. 2021 • Couples
This was our first visit to Best's.

The wine tasting experience was excellent and a must do in Great Western.

I recommend taking a look through the underground cellar. They have a very impressive wine collection.

The cellar door has a great rustic atmosphere and staff are very friendly and and knowledgeable.

Worth a visit.

Written 24 January 2021
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Thank you for the great review and recommendation! So glad you enjoyed your experience with us.
Written 5 March 2021
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rachelannettte
Melbourne, Australia5 contributions
Incredible day out
Jan. 2021 • Couples
My partner and I visited the winery as a part of the Grampians Helicopters Heli Picnic package. We were met by friendly staff and given a fascinating tour of the cellars before settling in for an amazing grazing lunch and extensive wine tasting. Oliver’s service was exceptional - so laid back, friendly and knowledgeable about the wines. If you’re in the Grampians, highly recommend stopping into this place. It’s not only gorgeous but the there’s so much history here and the wines are excellent - we carried as many bottles back as the helicopter could fit!
Written 11 January 2021
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Hi Rachel, thank you so much for the fabulous and thorough review... I've passed it onto the entire team and especially Oliver.
Written 5 March 2021
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Chris@
Spotswood, Australia22 contributions
Love your wine
Jan. 2021
Staff were very helpful and friendly. A large selection of wines were available for tasting. This is a vineyard with a lot of history and we always visit, when we are in the area. Very happy with our wine selection.
Written 10 January 2021
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Thank you so much for the 5 star review, we're so happy you enjoyed your experience.
Written 5 March 2021
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Gordon R
Stonehaven Australia23 contributions
Always worth a visit
Oct. 2020
Always worth a visit, Bests provide unique tasting experience in their old, old cellar door building
Wines on offer were pleasant and well priced and the staff (Oliver) very able and very pleasant
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Written 9 October 2020
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Hi Gordon, Thank you for your kind words. I hope you enjoyed your experience :) Perhaps if you did you would be willing to give us more stars rather than just 1? Thanks for signing up as an eNews subscriber. Warm Regards from the entire team at Best's Wines
Written 10 October 2020
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