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8 October 2021 | Best's Wines

Winemaker Justin Purser Celebrates 10 Years with Best’s Wines

In the long history of Best’s, only six non-family members have served as our winemaker. All others have been either a Thomson or a Best. So, it’s a significant milestone for one of these few, our current winemaker Justin Purser, to celebrate 10 years’ tenure.  Continue »

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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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7 October 2020 | Best's Wines

A fitting tribute to our beloved Chris Thomson

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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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8 December 2017 | Best's Wines

Best Walking Trails in The Grampians

Hiking-Walking-Trails-Grampians Did you know one of the highlights of visiting The Grampians is exploring the region’s amazing hiking trails? Located 3 hours’ drive west of Melbourne, The Gariwerd, as the area is known in indigenous culture, has been an important cultural site to local Aboriginal nations for at least 900 generations.  Continue »

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8 December 2017 | Best's Wines

Places to stop between Melbourne and The Grampians

Roadtrip-The-Grampians The road trip between Melbourne and The Grampians is coloured with so many great diversions, from cafes and dining options, historic towns and landmarks and plenty of amazing scenery as you go. Here are Best’s team members’ top spots to stop along the way from Melbourne to The Grampians.  Continue »

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5 December 2017 | Best's Wines

At the mercy of Mother Nature - The impact of Black Frost on our Best's Vineyards

Black-Frost-Vineyards There’s nothing like the whim of Mother Nature to remind the owners of a winery that they’re in the business of agriculture.  Continue »

Time Posted: 05/12/2017 at 1:23 PM Permalink to At the mercy of Mother Nature - The impact of Black Frost on our Best's Vineyards Permalink
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9 March 2017 | Hamish Thomson

Cellar Door Project Shiraz

The question was asked, "How Do Grapes Get Into The Bottle?" The Cellar Door staff where then involved with the hands on task of making a wine from start to finish.  Continue »

Time Posted: 09/03/2017 at 11:26 AM Permalink to Cellar Door Project Shiraz Permalink
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13 June 2014 | Best's Wines

Best’s Patriarch Viv Thomson receives OAM in Queen's Birthday Honours

“While I’m honoured to receive the award, my wife and long-suffering family have been great contributors to the success of the business and my own endeavours. You don’t win these awards on your own. All our achievements have been a joint effort.”  Continue »

Time Posted: 13/06/2014 at 3:20 PM Permalink to Best’s Patriarch Viv Thomson receives OAM in Queen's Birthday Honours Permalink
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23 March 2012 | Best's Wines

Making white wine from Shiraz… it can be done: Viv Thomson’s tribute to Trevor Mast

It was with much sadness that we lost a great friend earlier in the month with the passing of Trevor Mast. Trevor was the first winemaker employed by Best’s in 1975 and a big part in building the reputation of Shiraz from the Grampians on a global scale. Here’s a short tribute from our Chairman Viv Thomson commenting on the life and times of a great friend.  Continue »

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22 November 2011 | Best's Wines

Best’s Wines Announces New Winemaker: Justin Purser

Best’s Wines today announced that Justin Purser has joined the Best’s Wines’ team as Winemaker. This appointment continues the Best’s tradition of winemakers working closely with the Thomson Family to produce the finest wines that Great Western can offer. Current winemaker, Adam Wadewitz, will be leaving Best’s to pursue other opportunities in the region in early 2012.  Continue »

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