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Best's Wines

Our Best Kept Secrets

One of our Best Kept Secrets here at the winery is Viv Thomson. Viv completed 51 consecutive vintages at the winery after becoming Best's Winemaker in 1962.

To this day, Viv's winemaking philosophy still carries through our modern day winemaking practices. His influence in the Australian wine industry is highly regarded with many industry professionals praising the contributions Viv has made over the past 50 years.

Here are some of our favourite clips with Viv talking about the history of Best's, winemaking in Australia, and his personal reflections on his time with the late Trevor Mast.

Viv talks about Australia discovering wine

Viv talks about the wine industry in the 1960s

Viv's tribute to Trevor Mast

Viv talks about the early history of Great Western