The Great Western region lends itself well to producing exceptional Riesling - diurnal weather promoting natural acidity and lifted aromatics. There is great history and pedigree in our Riesling. The origins of the mother vines, planted in our nursery block, have been traced back to Germany.
Our Nursery Block is a veritable vineyard museum with 39 separate varieties, eight remaining unknown and unnamed to this day. This is a wine that speaks more about history, soils and place than variety, a unique expression of Australian wine heritage
Our "House Block" is as it says, is planted beside the Best's homestead and produces some exceptional parcels of fruit. In the best years we take these parcels and make something a little special out of them. Picked earlier, these wines have great flavours and are made off dry to balance the wine, making a great all round style.
A Foudre is a a large oak barrel, and this is where the magic happens for this wine. In a reincarnation of wines from a past era, this wine shows the style of Rieslings that have aged in our cellars for the last 40 or so years. With some skin contact, fermented in oak and with wild yeast, this is a very natural style of wine.
By taking the free run juice from predominantly Pinot Noir and Shiraz grapes, we have created a light, vibrant and dry Rosé, with strawberry and cherry flavour, pefect for the warmer months, which can be enjoyed chilled with food or as an aperitif.
Made predominantly from Best’s own vineyards and meticulously crafted with the same attention to detail as the Icon wines, Bin 1 Shiraz represents the essence of Best’s winemaking ideals and the uniqueness of the Great Western region.
Best’s Sparkling Shiraz epitomises the regional characteristics with plenty of spice and plummy fruit characters. The base wine is left on yeast lees in bottle for 20 months or more and disgorged in the traditional method. The dosage liqueur contains a small amount of old Best’s Liqueur Muscat, which gives the wine an added layer of interest.
This unique wine comes from our ‘Young Vine’ plantings of Pinot Meunier which were established in 1970- a century after our original “old vine” plantings, and the Old Clone Pinot Noir plantings, both from our Concongella Vineyard.
In Great Western, we have a history of winemaking and viticulture dating back to the 1850s. This heritage allows us to access unique vineyards and produce distinctive wines that proudly reflect this region. Inspired by the great Shiraz wines of the Northern Rhône, this LSV wine contains Shiraz from the best elevated vineyards in Great Western and was co-fermented with 4% Viognier.