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Hamish Thomson
 
1 December 2020 | Hamish Thomson

An Australian Tradition: Best’s Sparkling Shiraz

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Best's Sparkling Shiraz is enjoyed all year round, but it's particularly great at Christmas time with roast turkey. Discover why this is such a unique Australian wine and why Best's brought it back.

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Time Posted: 01/12/2020 at 2:37 PM
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25 November 2020 | Best's Wines

Two Best's Wines make Halliday Top 100 in 2020

Halliday Top 100 in 2020

We are thrilled to announce that two of our wines have made James Halliday’s Top 100 Wines for 2020. Read on to find out more about the judging process and Halliday’s reviews.

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Time Posted: 25/11/2020 at 12:58 AM
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7 October 2020 | Best's Wines

A fitting tribute to our beloved Chris Thomson

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There’s an old saying that “behind every great man is a great woman” and that’s certainly the case with Viv and Chris Thomson. In the 100th year that the Thomson family has been custodian of Best’s wines, we thought it was fitting to pay tribute to our beloved Chris. She’s very much the fabric of our winery and the local Great Western community.

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Time Posted: 07/10/2020 at 2:22 PM
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3 September 2020 | Best's Wines

Thai Pork Larb Salad

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Thai pork larb sounds exotic, but it's really just a gorgeously fresh salad that you can have on the table in less than 30 minutes and requires very little work. The aromatics in this dish pair perfectly with a glass of the 2020 Great Western Rosé!

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Time Posted: 03/09/2020 at 12:46 PM
Justin Purser
 
2 September 2020 | Justin Purser

Unearthing the story of Great Western Cabernet Sauvignon

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One of the greatest things about the Great Western wine region is its ability to successfully grow a diverse range of grape varieties. Shiraz may well be the regional hero, but Cabernet Sauvignon from the area can lay almost equal claim to fame.

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Time Posted: 02/09/2020 at 3:47 PM
Best's Wines
 
12 August 2020 | Best's Wines

Beef Bourguignon

Beef Bourguignon is a classic red-wine beef stew that originated in the gastronomic city of Burgundy in France. Our interpretation on this culinary delight is simply delicious and a team favourite here at Best’s. Enjoy with a glass of Best’s wine for the perfect dinner experience!

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Time Posted: 12/08/2020 at 3:57 PM
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6 August 2020 | Best's Wines

Best's Wins 2021 Halliday Wine Companion Best Value Winery of the Year

We’re overjoyed that Best’s Wines was named the Best Value Winery of the Year at the 2021 Halliday Wine Companion Awards on Wednesday 5 August. This accolade is not based on the most inexpensive wines, but rather the quality to price ratio. As Halliday explains, “the [Best’s] wines are consistently elegant and delicious, and for the world-class quality they provide, they’re exceptionally well-priced – they’re more than deserving of consideration as some of Australia’s best value.” With over 9000 wines tasted and 1165 wineries reviewed we’re thrilled and humbled to have received this award.

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Time Posted: 06/08/2020 at 4:15 PM
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22 July 2020 | Best's Wines

Where to stay in Great Western

If you’re planning a weekend escape to the beautiful Grampians region in Victoria, our town of Great Western is an ideal place to stay so you can explore what’s on offer in our humble part of the world. We are only three hours drive from Melbourne with plenty of great accommodation options. You can choose from romantic vineyard stays to self-catering options right in the heart of the town – here’s how to enjoy your stay the Best’s way!

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Time Posted: 22/07/2020 at 11:29 AM
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15 July 2020 | Best's Wines

All you need to know about Shiraz

It’s fair to say it’s our favourite grape varietal, and whether you call it shiraz or syrah there’s lots to love about this distinctive red wine. We’ve been making shiraz in our home of Great Western, Victoria for over five generations, with our region long synonymous with the peppery, aromatic spectrum. Shiraz is the most commonly planted red grape varietal in Australia which means it lends itself to many different expressions, reflecting the soil types, vineyards, winemaking techniques and particular climate.

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Time Posted: 15/07/2020 at 11:55 AM
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8 July 2020 | Best's Wines

Slow Cooked Beef and Red Wine Pie

The perfect winter warmer, this slow cooked beef and red wine pie is a guaranteed crowd pleaser for a cold evening. It requires minimal effort, yet it delivers a divine, melt-in-the-mouth texture.

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Time Posted: 08/07/2020 at 9:58 AM