Best’s Great Western
Best’s Great Western
Brimming with rich heritage and sprawling native landscapes, Best’s Great Western whispers to a bygone era and celebrates the beauty of the historic wine region. This family-owned and -operated vineyard dates back to 1866, when it was founded by Henry Best. The Thomson family purchased Best’s Great Western from Henry’s son, Charles, in 1920 and it has remained in the family for five generations, currently operated under the careful guidance of Ben Thomson.
As one of Australia’s ‘best kept winery secrets’, Best’s Original Nursery Block houses some of the oldest and rarest vines in the world. Visitors can view the vineyard, or sample their award winning wines from the cellar door, which is housed in the original 1870s stables. To accompany their wine tasting experience, guests can select from a range of regional produce and small goods from the ‘Pick a Platter’ menu. Those curious about the estate’s history, or simply seeking adventure, can take themselves on a free self-guided tour of the historic underground cellar, which was hand dug in the 1870s.
Now producing over twenty wines each year, Best’s Great Western has rightfully received a plethora of accolades; in recent years was dubbed the ‘Best Value Winery’ and awarded ‘Wine of the Year’ in the Halliday Wine Companion.
⇐ Great Western Riesling
Riesling vines from Great Western produce flavoursome, elegantly structured, spectacularly age-worthy Rieslings which stand confidently
alongside some of the most outstanding Australian examples of the variety. In recent times, the style has evolved to match the continental climatic conditions to a beautifully balanced wine with texture and aromatics.
⇐ Great Western Cabernet Sauvignon
One of the greatest things about the Great Western wine region is its ability to successfully grow a broad range of grape varieties. Shiraz may be the regional hero, but Cabernet Sauvignon from the area can lay almost equal claim. Best’s Great Western Cabernet Sauvignon is a fine example of the regional style; it’s medium bodied showing rich, plush, dense fruit characters and silky tannins.
111 Bests Road,
Open Monday to Saturday from 10:00am to 5:00pm
and Sunday from 11:00am to 4:00pm
No restaurant on site. Guests can select from a range of
regional charcuterie and cheeses to accompany their wine
from the ‘Pick a Platter’ menu
Weddings & Functions
For a detailed list of nearby lodgings head to the blog
on Best’s Great Western’s website
A free self-guided cellar walk through the underground
cellars, or paid guided tour and tasting is available on
Saturday mornings excluding long weekends