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Best's Wines

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Hamish Thomson
 
27 October 2017 | Hamish Thomson

Best Grampians Accommodation

If you have plans to stay in the Grampians any time soon, you’re in luck! The Best’s team has compiled a list of the top places to stay while you’re in our neighborhood. It goes without saying that you should include a visit to Best’s historic cellar door on your must-do list.  Continue »

Time Posted: 27/10/2017 at 10:16 AM
Hamish Thomson
 
27 October 2017 | Hamish Thomson

Viv Thomson awarded Victorian Legend of the Vine 2017

On Friday 20 October, 2017, Best’s patriarch Eric Vivian Thomson, known as Viv Thomson among his wine industry peers and his family and friends, was announced Legend of the Vine, Victoria, at the annual WCA Royal Melbourne Wine Show Awards Lunch. Viv received his Legend of the Vine status for his service to the wine industry as one of Australia’s longest serving winemakers.  Continue »

Time Posted: 27/10/2017 at 10:06 AM
Best's Wines
 
15 September 2017 | Best's Wines

Our Riesling Explained

A brief run through of Riesling at Best's, what, when, why and how?  Continue »

Time Posted: 15/09/2017 at 9:37 AM
Best's Wines
 
1 September 2017 | Best's Wines

The History Behind the Sign!

If you’ve visited Best’s cellar door, it’s hard to miss the “Best’s Wine” moniker painted in its glory across the roof of the building. How did it get there? Discover more about this tale that has its beginnings in the clouds…  Continue »

Time Posted: 01/09/2017 at 10:24 AM
Chris Thomson
 
25 August 2017 | Chris Thomson

Puree of Tomato and Pumpkin Soup

One of Chris Thomson's winter warmers!  Continue »

Time Posted: 25/08/2017 at 2:07 PM
Chris Thomson
 
25 August 2017 | Chris Thomson

Lamb with Salsa Verde

This recipe usually takes two people to cook, Chris and Viv Thomson, Viv being the grill expert, and Chris being undisputed kitchen queen.  Continue »

Time Posted: 25/08/2017 at 1:45 PM
Justin Purser
 
30 June 2017 | Justin Purser

Justin's Warming Lamb Shanks

As the temperature drops and the nights bring an icy chill (especially in our Great Western neck of the woods), there’s nothing better than comfort food. And one of the most traditionally hearty dishes for this time of year has to be slow-cooked lamb shanks.  Continue »

Time Posted: 30/06/2017 at 1:36 PM
Hamish Thomson
 
14 June 2017 | Hamish Thomson

Decanting Young Reds

Growing up in a family in which wine is the backbone of our existence has taught me a thing or two about the enjoyment of wine. One thing I’ve learned along the way is that decanting younger red wines (screw top or cork) always improves their flavour. From my experience at cellar door, holding tastings and at home, I’ve almost always seen a benefit from allowing a young red wine breathe; and the younger, more tannic the wine, the more time it needs to “breathe”.  Continue »

Time Posted: 14/06/2017 at 12:53 PM
Hamish Thomson
 
9 June 2017 | Hamish Thomson

Dolcetto - The Mystery of our Malbeck

Dolcetto is a little known Italian variety from the north west district of Piedmont. Here at Best's it was planted in the 1870's and sold as "Malbeck" until 1982. read on for the full story.  Continue »

Time Posted: 09/06/2017 at 11:43 AM
Justin Purser
 
16 May 2017 | Justin Purser

2017 Vintage Wrap-Up

At last the end has come! And what a year it has been. Read on as Justin wraps up a year not seen in recent decades.  Continue »

Time Posted: 16/05/2017 at 6:05 PM