Bart’s Block is a very special parcel of dry grown Shiraz in the Concongella vineyard. Planted in 1966 with Best’s Old Block Clone Shiraz and named to commemorate the birth of Hamish “Bart” Thomson in the same year.
The Best’s Old Vine Pinot Meunier is the ultimate wine that speaks of place, and it has a cult following, particularly in the wine community and the trade where people understand how rare this varietal planting is.
If moseying around a market on a weekend is your idea of heaven, then you’ll be spoilt for choice in the Grampians region. The local markets are a real treasure trove of delights – locals and tourists alike can be found getting to know the friendly growers, makers and sellers.
This wine exhibits both the complexities of a barrel ferment and spontaneous fermentation without the overt oak flavour, due to the large size and subtlety of the large French and Austrian oak foudre (barrels).
Made from Henry Best’s first plantings at our Concongella vineyard, the historic 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, soil and place than variety, a unique expression of our Australian wine heritage.
This unique wine comes from our ‘Young Vine’ plantings of Pinot Meunier which were established in 1970. Although eminently drinkable now, previous examples of this wine prove that it will age gracefully for many years to come. Try this, if you can, in 5-10 years time.
Keen hikers have long been lured to Victoria’s Grampians to traverse the region’s incredible ancient bushland and craggy peaks. Now, the newly opened Grampians Peaks Trail is posing a challenge like few others, while offering some of the best panoramic views in the country.
Bin No. 1 is a classic, cool climate, aromatic Shiraz, made in a style that is perfumed, spicy and peppery, yet well balanced with no overt dominance of alcohol. It’s a great match with food – particularly dishes like spring lamb.