Cart 0 items: $0.00

Close

Qty Item Description Price Total
  SubTotal $0.00

View Cart

 
Your Account  |  Login
Best's Wines
 
15 June 2016 | Our History | Best's Wines

Seppelt Great Western Stands Again

Best’s Great Western neighbour Seppelt has been in the news lately. When its owner Treasury Wine Estates announced in October 2015 that Seppelt’s cellar door would be closing, sighs of disappointment were heard all over the country. Thankfully, this historic winery, with an intimate family connection to Best’s Wines, has received a stay of execution.

It comes in the form of local businessman Daniel Ahchow, who owns Great Western Garage not far from Seppelt and runs an online recruitment company. Mr Ahchow has signed a leasing agreement with Treasury Wine Estates to keep the tourism element of the estate alive and kicking.

The agreement will see Seppelt’s 3km heritage-listed ‘Drives’ tunnels remain open to the public, as well as its cellar door, function and accommodation facilities. This is the official home of Seppelt, and will remain so for the near future.

Despite the fact that there is no official winemaking facility on site, Seppelt’s cellar door will continue to offer the brand’s wines for tasting where you can experience the history of Best’s closest neighbour.

This new ownership is great news for Best’s – we believe Seppelt’s history sits side by side that of Best’s. Joseph Best, the brother of Best’s founder Henry Best, founded Seppelt more than 150 years ago. Our desire is to encourage more people to discover the wines, beauty and history of the Great Western region, so we truly hope this new agreement will arrest any potential visitation decline.

It’s great news that Seppelt’s current employees will be given the chance to remain employed at the cellar door, and we’re thrilled that under the new partnership agreement, there are plans for funds raised from tours of Seppelt’s Drives to contribute to the development of the Great Western township via the Great Western Future Plan.

Seppelt’s Drives tunnels are the longest underground cellars in the southern hemisphere and provide a fascinating glimpse into Victorian history alongside Best’s fascinating story. Best’s and Seppelt are both about two hours’ drive from Melbourne. Our region is set against a backdrop of the spectacular Grampians sandstone mountain ranges, so a visit is a must for wine and history lovers alike.

Comments

Daniel Cronin's Gravatar
 
Daniel Cronin
@ 16/06/2016 at 8:04 PM
It's great to see locals supporting each other. A reflection of what community is all about and demonstrates the values that make Best's the Best. Good work family

Rhea Jain's Gravatar
 
Rhea Jain
@ 22/06/2016 at 11:05 PM
An excellent information provided thanks for all the information i must say great efforts made by you. thanks a lot for all the information you provided. please visit our official website for further details- http://packers-and-movers-delhi.in/

Eleanor Stanley's Gravatar
 
Eleanor Stanley
@ 11/07/2016 at 10:53 AM
I'm sure you're cautious of spreading yourself too thin, but I'm sure the Thomson family could consider some level of stewardship in the future of Seppelt's should it be required?

Ahx3's Gravatar
 
Ahx3
@ 23/07/2016 at 6:54 PM
This blog article says about best wines producers in the world. That article I have find from this winery website and it is sharing many topics on best wines, and thanks for everything.

assignment writing service's Gravatar
 
assignment writing service
@ 04/08/2016 at 6:55 PM
When I was reading your articles I was very exited I want get new information about the winery and you keep changing and update the new blogs greateful to chose these instructions thank you so much.

Shiv Ji's Gravatar
 
Shiv Ji
@ 26/08/2016 at 4:30 PM
http://www.movers5th.in/packers-and-movers-gurgaon/

http://www.movers5th.in/packers-and-movers-delhi/

Shiv Ji's Gravatar
 
Shiv Ji
@ 26/08/2016 at 4:30 PM
http://www.movers5th.in/packers-and-movers-hyderabad/

http://www.movers5th.in/packers-and-movers-bangalore/

Omkar Ji's Gravatar
 
Omkar Ji
@ 26/08/2016 at 4:31 PM
http://www.movers5th.in/packers-and-movers-pune/

http://www.movers5th.in/packers-and-movers-mumbai/

priyanka's Gravatar
 
priyanka
@ 23/09/2016 at 1:51 PM
Thanks for this articles. You have provided nice information. movers and packers in bangalore @ http://www.shiftingsolutions.in/packers-and-movers-bangalore.html packers and movers in pune @ http://www.shiftingsolutions.in/packers-and-movers-pune.html

priyanka's Gravatar
 
priyanka
@ 23/09/2016 at 1:55 PM
Thanks for this articles. You have provided nice information. movers and packers in bangalore @ http://www.shiftingsolutions.in/packers-and-movers-bangalore.html packers and movers in pune @ http://www.shiftingsolutions.in/packers-and-movers-pune.html

Add A Blog Comment
E-Mail me when someone comments on this post

Leave this field blank: