At Best’s Wines historic cellar door in Great Western we host a variety of events throughout the year including live music, art exhibitions, guided tastings with the Thomson Family, wine blending sessions and food and wine pairing events and even virtual masterclasses and tastings available to anyone, anywhere! Plus we also attend offsite tastings, wine dinners and pop-up tastings at wine festivals and markets. Scroll down to see our upcoming events.
The Double Agents - Live at Best's Wines
Our Cellar Door comes alive with the tunes of local favourites The Double Agents each Labour Day long weekend. Stay for the day and enjoy a wine tasting, take a stroll through our historic underground cellars and feast on a menu of regional specialty cheeses and charcuterie or grab a wood fired pizza from Valhalla BBQ to pair with a glass of wine. The Double Agents will be performing on the lawns with access to an outside bar, tables will be first come, first serve or you’re welcome to bring a chair or picnic rug. Bookings for ‘Long Weekend’ tastings are essential and will be conducted inside our cellar door only. We’ll be open a little later until around 6pm to soak up the summer sunshine!
Cost: Entry is Free
Long Weekend Tasting Fee: $10pp
Easter Weekend Extravaganza
Easter weekend in the Grampians is bursting with entertainment and activities for all. Here at Best’s Wines, we are celebrating with live music plus Valhalla BBQ Food Truck will be serving up slow cooked BBQ. Bounce along to our cellar door on Easter Saturday and enjoy some cracking tunes and delicious smoked BBQ… YUM!!!
- Good Friday 29th Long Weekend Tasting + Platters
- Easter Saturday 30th Live Music 12-4pm Food + Valhalla – BBQ
- Easter Sunday 31st Long Weekend Tasting + Platters
- Easter Monday 1st April Long Weekend Tasting + Platters
We will be offering a single tasting experience which incorporates wines from across all our ranges. Bookings for Long Weekend tastings are essential and cost $10pp. Pick a Platter from our range of local and Victorian produce. Our special Pick a Platter cheese board put the decision in your hands, spend as little or as much as you would like and takeaway the rest. We will be open from 10am-5pm and our Icon Tastings will be available at 11am daily over Easter. weekend. Bookings will receive priority over walk-in customers and groups of 11 or more incur a group booking fee, for all group bookings please call us 03 5356 2250.
Cost: Free Entry
Museum Wine Night- July 2024
Best’s Wines Museum Nights are a rare and unique opportunity to try aged wines from the depths of our underground cellar. Guests are able to sample back vintage wines before deciding on a favourite and settling in with a glass. Plus there is live music and ‘Pick a Platter’ cheese boards available on the night. Entry fee is inclusive of a glass of sparkling on arrival (red or white) and four tastings of museum wines. If you would like to stay nearby, check out our blog Places to Stay in Great Western. Not a big wine drinker but keen to come along? Book a non-tasting entry ticket. Maximum 40 tickets
When: Saturday July 13th 2024
Where: Best’s Wines Cellar Door, 111 Bests Road, Great Western, Victoria
Cost: Entry Ticket $50 which includes 4 tastings from the Museum Wine list and a complimentary glass of bubbles on arrival
OR $20 non-tasting ticket which includes a complimentary glass of wine from our Great Western range, soft drink or beer.
Pick a Platter from $10-$70 (depending on selection)
Museum Wines by the glass from $15-$50
Additional Museum Tastings: $5 ea
2023 Foudre Ferment Riesling
with Hamish Thomson
Our next recorded tasting will be hosted by Hamish Thomson and feature our 2023 Foudre Ferment Riesling. Follow us on social media or subscribe to the Thomson Times, quarterly event and monthly newsletter for the latest news on all upcoming new releases, special offers and events, at our cellar door, online and on the road.
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