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.
Winter Warm Up Night - Willaura
Winter Warm Up Night in Willaura is a community hosted event created by Robyn from the Willaura Supermarket and Erica from EV Cuisine. The evening will be jam packed with community meals and takeaway food, Best’s wine tastings with our very own Hamish Thomson and another local winery Miner’s Ridge. Plus there will be live music from Harrington & The Runaway Strings. For more information please contact Erica, 0435 086 317 or Robyn.
Old Vine Pinot Meunier Vertical Tasting Experience
Join us in a rare opportunity to savour Best’s Wines Old Vine Pinot Meunier with a very special back vintage vertical tasting.
The highlight: the 1967 Pinot Meunier – celebrating the first ever single vineyard Pinot Meunier made by Viv Thomson!
Experience six of our Old Vine Pinot Meunier’s from 1967 through to the current release 2021 plus a preview our 2022 Old Vine Pinot Meunier before its official release in August! Enjoy a shared platter with regional specialty cheeses and a bespoke Toulouse Salami made with Best’s unique Nursery Block Dry Red wine from The Meat Room. This event is strictly limited to 20 tickets only. Hosted by Ben and Hamish Thomson, Viv will make an appearance too!
When: Saturday 10th June, Kings Birthday weekend
Best's Kept Secret Wine Dinner
Join Mark and Ruth along with Hamish Thomson for dinner at The Plough, Myrniong on Friday 16th June. Enjoy a spectacular 7 course degustation dinner with 8 matched Best’s Wines. The Plough is located in the small township of Myrniong, half way between Melbourne and Ballarat, the 160 year old blue stone pub has been turned into a modern bistro while keeping the character and charm of its history. Bookings for this dinner are essential and can be booked directly through The Plough.
$80pp (Chauffeur’s deal – no wine)
Templestowe Cellars wine dinner - Melbourne
Join Hamish Thomson and the team at Templestowe cellars in Melbourne for a special wine dinner featuring the best of Best’s Wines. Check out the MENU. Limited tickets available.
All dietaries can be catered for in advance, all bookings and enquiries through Templestowe Cellars.
Templestowe Cellars tasting with Hamish Thomson
Can’t make it to the dinner? Catch Hamish on site at Templestowe Cellars on Wednesday 21st June for an opportunity to try some of our new release wines and to ask those burning questions in person. All bookings and enquiries through Templestowe Cellars.
Oak & Anchor - Wine Dinner
For One Night Only The Oak & Anchor Hotel is hosting a Best’s Great Western 5 Course Dinner with Matched Wines. Together with The Oak & Anchor, they will create an evening that is sure to tantalise your taste-buds with each dish from Head Chef Matt Murphy crafted to perfectly match a selection of the best, from Best’s! Hamish Thomson will be If you would like to stay the night, contact The Oak & Anchor to book a suite.
Cost: $165 pp
Museum Wine Night - July 2023
Museum Wine Nights are a unique and special opportunity to sample rare back vintage wines. The ticket includes entry and 4 tastings before deciding on a favourite and settling in with a glass. We will have our pick a platter option available on the night plus live music to set the ambiance. If you want to stay nearby, check out our blog Places to Stay in Great Western. Maximum 40 tickets
When: Saturday July 15th 2023
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 (red or white) on arrival
Pick a Platter from $10-$70 (depending on selection)
Museum Wines by the glass from $15-$50
Additional Museum Tastings: $5 ea
Nillumbik Cellars - Wine Tasting
Nillumbik Cellars in Diamond Creek are hosting a tasting event and Hamish Thomson will be onsite to have a chat and answer any burning questions in person! Nillumbik Cellars has been a significant business in the Nillumbik Shire, and Diamond Creek community for over 40 years. Owned and operated by the Di Pietro Family with independent service and recommendations for local and imported fine wines, one of the freshest and largest craft beer ranges & premium spirits. For more information visit Nillumbik Cellars.
Red Series - Ballarat
- Friday 28th July 2023 – 5pm – 8pm
- Saturday 29th July 2023 – 1pm – 4pm
- Saturday 29th July 2023 – 5pm – 8pm
Mr Archer Wine Bar - Wine Tasting with Hamish Thomson
Join Hamish Thomson in Torquay for a special guided tasting at Mr Archer Wine Bar.
MORE INFO TO COME
Dinner at The Savoy Hotel - Melbourne
Join Hamish Thomson at the Savoy Hotel in Melbourne for a 5 course degustation dinner with matched wines.
MORE INFORMATION TO COME
Upcoming Virtual Live Tastings
Can’t join us in person? Follow us on Facebook or Instagram and join in one of our live tastings of our new releases in 2023. Get in touch with your questions ahead of the broadcast or ask a question in the comments during the live and our team will answer them.