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2 March 2022 | Best's Wines

The World’s Oldest Pinot Noir Vines?

We’re putting the question out there, does Best’s Wines in Great Western have the world’s oldest Pinot Noir vines? With our vineyard planted in 1868 there’s certainly some pedigree at play, and no one has ever refuted us when we make the claim that our historic Victorian vineyards could be home to the oldest living Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Dolcetto vines. Let us tell you the significance of our tiny parcels of Pinot Noir and showcase the wines that we make from some of these special vines.  Continue »

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20 January 2022 | Best's Wines

Reviews from our 2021 Tasting Panel

The Best’s Tasting Panel gives many wine lovers the chance to explore wines across the broader Best’s collection, tasting new products which, they may previously not have discovered. Whilst we love the commentary from industry professionals, we also love reading some of the highlights from our loyal customers.  Continue »

Time Posted: 20/01/2022 at 9:30 AM Permalink to Reviews from our 2021 Tasting Panel Permalink
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16 September 2021 | Best's Wines

Our Riesling Explained

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A brief run through of Riesling at Best's, what, when, why and how?  Continue »

Time Posted: 16/09/2021 at 9:00 AM Permalink to Our Riesling Explained Permalink
Hamish Thomson
 
1 December 2020 | Hamish Thomson

An Australian Tradition: Best’s Sparkling Shiraz

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Best's Sparkling Shiraz is enjoyed all year round, but it's particularly great at Christmas time with roast turkey. Discover why this is such a unique Australian wine and why Best's brought it back.

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15 July 2020 | Best's Wines

All you need to know about Shiraz

It’s fair to say it’s our favourite grape varietal, and whether you call it shiraz or syrah there’s lots to love about this distinctive red wine. We’ve been making shiraz in our home of Great Western, Victoria for over five generations, with our region long synonymous with the peppery, aromatic spectrum. Shiraz is the most commonly planted red grape varietal in Australia which means it lends itself to many different expressions, reflecting the soil types, vineyards, winemaking techniques and particular climate.

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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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Hamish Thomson
 
9 June 2017 | Hamish Thomson

Dolcetto - The Mystery of our Malbeck

Dolcetto is a little known Italian variety from the north west district of Piedmont. Here at Best's it was planted in the 1870's and sold as "Malbeck" until 1982. read on for the full story.  Continue »

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4 August 2014 | Best's Wines

2015 James Halliday Wine Companion

James Halliday's 2015 Wine Companion was released last week featuring wineries from across the country and an array of fabulous wines produced by some very talented winemakers.  Continue »

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13 December 2012 | Best's Wines

The meeting of two minds...Our own Champagne in time for Christmas.

In 2006, The Thomson Family at Best’s embarked on revitalising the sparkling wine production of years gone by in Great Western. Fortuitously, also in that year Edouard Huguenot, from the family Champagne house Huguenot-Tassin, worked the vintage at Best’s. An exchange of ideas occurred and led to a partnership project that has finally become a reality. We are delighted to announce that our ‘Partnership’ Champagne is now here for you to enjoy.  Continue »

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27 October 2012 | Best's Wines

Best’s Bin 1 Shiraz Wins Prestigious Jimmy Watson Trophy

We are excited to announce that Best’s Wines 2011 Bin 1 Shiraz was announced the winner of the Royal Melbourne Wine Show JC Watson Memorial Trophy at a dinner last night at the ZINC restaurant in Melbourne. The wine also won the Best Victorian Wine trophy and the inaugural Trevor Mast trophy for Best Shiraz in show.  Continue »

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