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Best's Wines

Best's Cellar Door 

Our cosy cellar door now open again, however we are limited to 10 guests inside and 20 guests outside.  This is in accordance with the current restrictions as set out by the Victorian Government.

Bookings are essential due to the limited space, with a maximum of 45 minutes per seating. You will be asked for your identification on entry and be required to check-in via the VicGov QR Code.  Face masks are mandatory until seated.  We thank you for your co-operation, and look forward to welcoming you.  

Please follow us on FacebookInstagram or call our cellar door on (03) 5356 2250 for more information.

As restrictions change across Victoria we will make sure we adhere to the latest government protocols including social distancing and sanitizing measures to ensure your safety and ours. Please check this page or call ahead if you are unsure. Thank you for your support and understanding during these challenging times. From the entire team at Best's Wines, take care and stay safe!   Best's Cellar Door is not currently offering a Premium Tasting option. This will resume once all restrictions have been lifted and we can accomodate larger numbers.  

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Built in 1866, the Cellar Door is the heart of Best’s Wines’ operation. Situated in the picturesque Grampians in the undulating central Victorian countryside between Stawell and Ararat, Best's Wines lies in the historically rich wine-growing region of Great Western.

The old red gum slab tasting room is housed in the original stables and showcases old winery equipment, maps of the area, as well as Henry Best’s original journal dating from 1866. Visitors can take a tour of the 1860s cellars, which were hand dug by miners, and the original Nursery Block plantings, both of which represent a significant piece of Australian wine history.

Wines for tasting and sale include Best’s current range of wines as well as limited-release wines available through cellar door only. Rare and old vintages are often on display and, at times, releases of back vintages are available for purchase. 

Winery tours and private tastings can be organised in advance and bus tours can be accommodated by prior arrangement. Be sure to check out if we have any events on while you're in the area. 

Tasting Experiences

Complimentary Tasting Experience

This tasting experience features wines from our Great Western varietals range. Including our popular Great Western Riesling, Cabernet Sauvignon and cornerstone wine Best's Bin No. 1 Shiraz. This tasting is complimentary to any visitors, bookings are essential.  

Free

Available 7 days a week. We are open Monday to Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday11am-5pm

Last tastings are available at 4pm Mon-Sat and 3pm on Sunday. 

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For further information, contact cellar door on +61 3 5356 2250 or email info@bestswines.com 

Premium Tasting Experience

This tasting experience includes wines from both our Growers Collection and premium Concongella Collection. Bookings are essential.  

CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE 
We hope to restart this experience again soon.

$10* per person 

Available 7 days a week. We are open Monday to Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday11am-5pm.

Premium Tastings are not available over the Easter Weekend or Melbourne Cup Weekend

For further information, contact cellar door on +61 3 5356 2250.

*The tasting fee is waived for all Wine Club Members (Discovery, Magnum, Magnum Red and Imperial) 

 

"Pick a platter"

Now available "Pick your Platter" where guests can select a range of produce from our dedicated cheese fridge in cellar door. Pick as much or as little as you would like and enjoy a picnic and glass of Best's wine on the lawns. Whatever you don't eat, you'll be able to take home with you. There is a delicious selection of cheeses from across Victoria, artisan salami from The Meat Roomlocally made, baguettes and grape marc crackers from The Great Western Granary. Plus beautiful Kalamatta olives from Grampians Range Olives, our very own Chardonnay Jelly by Five Ducks Farm and a homemade Terrine from The Diamond House in Stawell. 

Available 7 days a week
Mon - Sat 10am - 4:15pm
Sun 11am - 4:15pm
Take away only outside of these times

From $10-$70 (Depending on selection)

View our current menu HERE

Please note: Baguettes are only available Friday, Saturday and Sunday due to baking schedule. 

For further information, contact cellar door on +61 3 5356 2250 or email info@bestswines.com 

Icon Tasting Experience

Experience the very Best of Best's icon wines with a tasting (under coravin) of our Bin No. 0 Shiraz (96 points), Bart's Block Shiraz (98 points) and Thomson Family Shiraz (99 points Halliday Wine Companion) 

Bookings essential! 

$50 per person*

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For further information, contact cellar door on +61 3 5356 2250.

*Wine Club members receive their club discount for this experience. (Discovery, Magnum, Magnum Red and Imperial) 

 

Private Tasting Experience

Best's Wines offers a unique private tasting experience inside our old concrete white wine maturation tank which was constructed in the 1940's and now forms part of the historic underground cellar walk. Learn about Best's Wines in a private setting and ask the questions you have always wanted know about wine.

The package includes a full tasting including wines from our premium Concongella Collection. For an additional cost cheese platters can also be arranged. 

Available 7 days a week (up to 6 people per sitting). This experience must be booked at least 48 hours in advance to allow our staff to prepare.

$35 per person  (UNAVAILABLE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE)

For further information or to book contact cellar door on +61 3 5356 2250.

Group Tastings 

Best's Wines offers private tastings for groups who want to indulge in an unforgettable winery experience. Enjoy your very own Best Kept Secret. 

Bookings are essential and need be made at least one week prior to your visit.  Groups bookings of 10 or more attract a charge and pricing is dependent on what type of tasting experience you would like to do.

Groups of 11-20 people $10 per person
Groups of 21-40 people $15 per person
Groups of over 40 people POA

A premium tasting experience is an additional $10 charge per person. Personalised tasting experiences can be arranged in advance for your group. 

Private large group tastings are not available on long weekends. For more information or to enquire how Best's can help you, email Lucy Joyce or Nicole Thomson or call 03 5356 2250. 

 

Underground Cellar Walk

While visiting our cellar door, we invite you to explore our historic cellars in the Concongella Cellar Walk – the home of our Best Kept Secrets.

Discover the underground section of our cellars that was renovated in the 1940s for white wine maturation and bottling. Continue through the hand-dug tunnels into the original underground cellars – a truly amazing and magical experience. Uncover for yourself why this winery holds such a memorable and nostalgic place in the history of Australia’s wine industry.

This is a complimentary self-guided tour available for all visitors at our cellar door. Limited number of visitors at each time due to restrictions. 

Grampians Helicopters

Were you aware that Grampians Helicopters offer flights over our historical vineyards? They provide scenic flights and the very popular Best’s Picnic Lunch. You’ll fly over our door and land between the vines.

Enjoy a tasting of the complete line-up of our award-winning wines before taking a guided tour of the underground cellar door – it’s like stepping back in time. You’ll learn about the long history of Best’s and see some very old bottles and winemaking equipment.

Then it is time for your picnic hamper, which is supplied by a local restaurant. Why not add one of our bottles of wine to enjoy while you relax on a picnic rug?

Grampians Helicopters will then fly you back to the airport as you take in views of our vineyards and Grampians National Park.

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HAPPY VISITORS

 

"Even if not a wine person, a stop at Best's Cellar Door is worth it for the free self guided tour of their historic wine building and cellar. Loads of parking plus tables and lawns for picnics. Toilets on site. The cellar door do a good tasting range with friendly staff to guide you. Wines are excellent quality."
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

"We had a very enjoyable wine tasting at Best's. The cellar door is situated in the original stables of the vineyard and has a special atmosphere. The lady who served us was very knowledgeable about the wines and the history of the vineyard. The tasting serves were more than sufficient. We particularly liked the white blends and their interesting back-story. We also liked the Shiraz, especially the Bin 0 Shiraz. We then went on the self-guided tour of the old winery including the original cellars. The whole experience was very enjoyable and will be recalled by us when we consume the bottles we purchased."
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA

"Interesting old winery established back in the very early 1800's. You can take a self tour into the old wine cellars and view antique tools for wine making. Free admission. Excellent wine and nice garden to eat a cheese plate you can purchase."
FLORIDA, USA

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HOW TO FIND US

 

Address
111 Bests Road, Great Western, Victoria 3374
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Opening Hours 
Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm.
Sunday 11am to 5pm (Daylight Savings)

Christmas Day CLOSED

Phone
03 5356 2250

Email
info@bestswines.com

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