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28 March 2013 | Best's Wines

Week 6 Vintage Blog: Done & dusted, and in need of a glass of wine!

We all took a breath on Monday as we saw the last grapes of the 2013 Vintage go through the crusher and destemmer. We have now received the last lots of Shiraz and all the Cabernet Sauvignon, hurray!  Continue »

Time Posted: 28/03/2013 at 11:25 AM
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22 March 2013 | Best's Wines

Vintage Blog Week 5: Everything in before Easter, no wonder we're exhausted!

We are through the Shiraz and everything else week and we are now down to the last few little blocks of Cabernet and Shiraz. The team has really consolidated and we are powering through the work. Half of our reds have been pressed off skins and now they are being transferred to barrel for malolactic fermentation. The whites are all ticking away nicely with fragrant clouds of floral and citrus scents pouring out of the tanks as we routinely lift the lids to check on their progress.  Continue »

Time Posted: 22/03/2013 at 11:54 AM
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15 March 2013 | Best's Wines

Vintage Blog Week 4: Hot temperatures, late nights & a lot of fruit!

Apologies for not giving an update sooner but this vintage has been one to test the limits of our abilities. Almost 80% of our fruit has come in over the past two weeks, including all the whites and reds at the same time.  Continue »

Time Posted: 15/03/2013 at 8:55 AM
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28 February 2013 | Best's Wines

Vintage Blog Week 2: Some beautiful old vines & funky little clogs

Vintage 2013 is now well underway. This week we have been very busy receiving and hand sorting most of the Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir and dry grown Shiraz, including the 145-year-old Thomson Family Shiraz blocks.  Continue »

Time Posted: 28/02/2013 at 9:52 AM
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21 February 2013 | Best's Wines

Vintage 2013 Kicks off at Best's Great Western

Vintage has started at Best’s for 2013 – through our Vintage Blog we’ll keep you informed of what’s happening in the vineyards and the outlook for 2013 – here’s the first of many stories. Hope you enjoy!  Continue »

Time Posted: 21/02/2013 at 8:08 AM
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18 February 2013 | Best's Wines

Fine Wine Partners Trophy - Australia’s Wine of the Year 2013

Best’s 2011 Bin 1 Great Western Shiraz has been named Australia’s Wine of the Year 2013, winning the highly prized Fine Wine Partners Trophy. This accolade goes to the wine which has been the star performer at all major Australian wine shows over the preceding twelve months.  Continue »

Time Posted: 18/02/2013 at 2:34 AM