Best’s Wines Zoom Masterclasses

Virtual Tasting Masterclasses

Keen to visit our winery but can’t find the time? We get it, and for those of you who are unable to visit us in person. Best’s Wines are excited to offer virtual tasting masterclasses for groups of 10 – 100 guests. As a 5
th generation Thomson family member Hamish Thomson will take you on a journey through the history of Best’s wines, our vineyards and an introduction to the regional character of our grapes.

From organisations looking to host a staff or client event. To groups of mates who live on opposite sides of the country (or the world). Our virtual tasting masterclasses can provide a unique online experience for your group. Best’s Wines can host the event via zoom. Or you can choose to host via your preferred online meet facility, it’s our place or yours!

Best’s Wines Masterclasses

Our masterclasses can be tailored to your requirements. You can even pick the location (weather and season dependent, of course). We are excited to show you around. So if you’d enjoy a stroll through one of our vineyards, or a tour of our cellar door, let us know.

Ahead of the masterclass, 3 of Best’s outstanding wines (750ml bottles) and accompanying tasting notes will be sent to each ticket holder. It’s a great opportunity to invite some friends over to share in the experience. Once your wine has arrived, sit back and relax as Hamish takes you on a journey through the regional and personal elements that make Best’s Wines so special. Each individual wine will be discussed in detail as you sip. With opportunities to ask questions throughout the session (larger groups will require a moderator for questions).

If you fancy bringing people together, our masterclasses offer a unique and informative virtual experience for everyone. From colleagues, clients and teammates to friends and family. You and your guests don’t have to be aficionados to enjoy our tastings either. Whether you have ever heard the terms ‘hogshead’, ‘random cork oxidization’ or ‘old wood’ before, you will come away from the session a little wine wiser. Novice tasters and wine nerds alike will enjoy Hamish’s down to earth style.

Our September 2022 Masterclass

Our September 2022 Shiraz masterclass featured the award winning 2019 Bin 1 Shiraz, 2019 Hamill Shiraz and the 2019 Bin No.0 Shiraz and our virtual tastings can include wines across our entire range.  If you are interested in exploring our whites (and why wouldn’t you be, with Best’s 2021 Foudre Ferment Riesling winning Wine of the Year in the 2023 Halliday Wine Companion) or any of our varieties in the masterclass, just reach out. You can check out testimonials from some of our attendees below. If you like what you read contact us for a chat about how we can bring your group together for a unique virtual experience and a taste of Great Western from wherever you are.

See our Terms & Conditions page for pricing and booking details.


“Our whole team enjoyed the Bests tasting via Zoom. The “virtual” format worked perfectly to bring together our staff across four different States.
A highlight was Nicole taking us on a tour of the different vineyards to show us the source of the wines that Hamish was discussing.

We got real insight into the history and terroir of these brilliant wines. A great experience for our team. You definitely won some new fans.”

Markus Ziemer, DGO GOLD (mining)

“CBA Global Markets had the pleasure of engaging with the Bests team to provide an online wine tasting event for our most valued Clients based in Victoria. The event enabled us to connect with our clients while we were in Covid lockdown, giving us a shared and valued experience.  Tasting three terrific wines!

Nicole did a fabulous job organising the event – arranging delivery of wine packs to over 50 different addresses.  Keeping the organisational impact to us, at a minimum.

 Justin Purser and Hamish Thomson were both informative and entertaining with the discussion on the wines, the History of Bests and the Grampian region – which turned into a lively debate with both groups. 

 The feedback was terrific – with clients loving the wines and the tasting – but more importantly leading to more engagement with our team. I would highly recommend using Bests for a client event, and of course we love their wines!”

David Peart, CBA, Global Solutions


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