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10 February 2021 | Best's Wines

How to get involved in Open That Bottle Night

Open That Bottle Night

This is your invitation to join in the global celebrations that are Open That Bottle Night. Great wine is made to be shared. And one of the most fulfilling parts of belonging to the wine industry is hearing the stories of people opening those bottles with friends.

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Time Posted: 10/02/2021 at 2:00 PM
Best's Wines
11 December 2020 | Best's Wines

100 Years of the Thomson Family

The Australian wine industry is rich in family histories that weave together to create a unique story about Australian wine. There are many family-owned wineries that remain in family hands, with the fourth, fifth or even sixth generations now at the helm and breathing new life into their historic past. This has certainly been the case for the Thomson family, who in 2020 celebrated 100 years of being the custodians of Best’s Great Western.  Continue »

Time Posted: 11/12/2020 at 1:33 PM
Lucy Joyce
7 December 2020 | Lucy Joyce

We're Hiring! - Casual Cellar Door Position

We’re looking for a talented, wine passionate individual to play a casual role as part of our Cellar Door team. If you’re able to work flexible hours, have a Responsible Service of Alcohol Certificate (RSA) and great communication skills – this job could be for you!  Continue »

Time Posted: 07/12/2020 at 6:00 PM
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


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


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


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
Best's Wines
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