Grampians Estate has quickly become one of the region’s leading boutique wineries and has accumulated a long list of awards since 2002, including a 5-red star rating from James Halliday and an impressive fifty trophies.
The St Ethels Vineyard at Great Western features shiraz and riesling vines planted in the 1870s, with the riesling vines thought to be the oldest in Victoria. This vineyard was established by the Salinger family in 1878, and many of the original shiraz vines are still in production.
Grampians Estate’s Mafeking Vineyard is located south of the Great Dividing Range, alongside the Grampians National Park. This vineyard, which was planted by Tom Guthrie in 1989, has produced many award-winning wines.
The two flagship wines at Grampians Estate are the Streeton Reserve Shiraz and the Rutherford Sparkling Shiraz. These two wines reflect the region’s fine reputation for elegant, cool-climate spicy shiraz.
In 2018, Grampians Estate was named Champion Small Winery at the Australian Small Winemakers Show for the second year running, while its 2017 St Ethel’s Shiraz won the Premiers Trophy at the 2019 Victorian Wine Show.
The wide range of wines available at the cellar door includes a variety of shiraz, grenache, tempranillo, pinot, riesling, chardonnay, fortified wines, and sparkling white and rosé. The renovated cellar door offers a light lunch menu which has a variety of food options such as cheese platters, quiches, and espresso coffee. Local produce, books and glassware are also available for purchase.
The staff and cellar door owners offer visitors a friendly, informative and enjoyable experience. In 2019, Gourmet Traveller WINE awarded Grampians Estate as Cellar Door with Best Food for the Grampians region. The completion of a major redevelopment at the cellar door in 2020 will double the visitor space, allowing additional food options and the ability to host small functions. A deck opening out onto the 1878 vines is spectacular a feature for all.
Located in the picturesque and historic Grampians, the winery is a must-see for all wine enthusiasts.
⇐ 2016 Streeton Reserve Shiraz
This wine displays iconic characteristics of the Grampians region. The nose shows hints of vibrant and concentrated red cherry, as well as a delightful meatiness. The palate of dark cherry also has acidity. Soft tannins are tastefully knitted into the wine for a youthful mouthfeel. This shiraz will soften and mellow with cellaring.
⇐ 2017 Rutherford Sparkling Shiraz
This elegant and fulfilling wine consumes the mouth with fruit and effervescence. The palate is spicy and rich with fruity flavours and some varietal spice on the nose. Made as per method-traditionelle, this shiraz has beautiful balance, length and style.
⇐ 2017 Mafeking Shiraz
After a long, cool ripening period, this mafeking shiraz has lots of spice and pepper on the nose. The medium-bodied palate displays vibrant red berries and spicy flavours. It is a classic cool-climate vintage to savour and enjoy.
⇐ 2017 Grampians GST (Grenache Shiraz Tempranillo)
With vibrant violet and rose petal on the nose, this wine is highly engaging. The grenache flavour dominates the wine, while the shiraz and tempranillo lifts and provides it with body. By ageing in oak, this wine is given a highly enjoyable level of complexity
1477 Western Highway,
Open 10:00am–5:00pm daily
Closed Christmas Day
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