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3 June 2020 | Best's Wines

5 Things you need to know about Pruning a Grapevine

There are many elements that dictate how we prune our vineyards to give us the best chance of a fruitful (but not too fruitful) and quality crop from year to year. It changes with the seasons and sometimes Mother Nature takes control and it’s out of our hands. But our viticultural team work hard to ensure that our vines are maintained and given every chance to thrive. Different regions, the soil, environment, the grape variety and the resulting wine style will all influence our chosen method.

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Time Posted: 03/06/2020 at 2:05 PM
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4 May 2020 | Best's Wines

Takeaway Food and Drinks – Supporting our Local Businesses

As we all navigate our way through this COVID-19 pandemic, there are plenty of ways we can help to support our local businesses to keep going through the tough times, plus give us all the occasional well-earned break from home cooking! Here’s our guide to takeaway and home-delivery services for food, wine and more in and around the Grampians.

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Time Posted: 04/05/2020 at 9:27 AM
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30 April 2020 | Best's Wines

Vintage 2020 Wrap-Up

2020 WILL CERTAINLY GO DOWN IN HISTORY as a vintage to remember! Unlike other Australian regions, we were fortunate to be unaffected by the smoke caused by the bushfires (mind you, we’ve had our fair share of fires in previous years!) and, while yields were down, the quality is looking superb.

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Time Posted: 30/04/2020 at 4:18 PM
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30 April 2020 | Best's Wines

Sweet Pea Fish Pie

There’s nothing more satisfying than tucking into a hearty and wholesome fish pie with a glass of wine on a cool evening. Jamie Oliver’s Sweet Pea Fish Pie is a clever and delicious dish that uses freezer staples. You can use whatever fish you have on hand and leave the spinach out if you can’t find any at your local supermarket. It’s a versatile family-favourite that pairs perfectly with Best’s 2019 Great Western Riesling. Why not try making it this weekend?

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Time Posted: 30/04/2020 at 9:21 AM
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7 February 2020 | Best's Wines

Sustainability initiatives at Best’s Wines

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From climate-proofing their grapes and vine stocks, to recycling packaging, winemakers have been at the forefront of sustainable cultivation for some time. Here in Great Western, we’ve been putting sustainability initiatives in place for many years and we’re not resting on our laurels – we’re committed to taking the best sustainable practices into the future. Here’s an update of what we’ve done so far to meet the challenge.

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Time Posted: 07/02/2020 at 9:31 AM
Hamish Thomson
 
2 October 2019 | Hamish Thomson

Sparkling Shiraz & Raspberry Jelly with Clotted Cream

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This festive recipe is from everyone's favourite food icon, Maggie Beer. Our sparkling shiraz is the true hero of this dish, paired with fresh raspberries for a chilled dessert that is sure to be a hit with friends and family on a hot summer night.

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Time Posted: 02/10/2019 at 12:22 PM
Hamish Thomson
 
31 January 2019 | Hamish Thomson

Oysters with Japanese Dressing

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The fresh sea flavours of oysters tempered with the sweetness of the Japanese dressing works so well with our Great Western Riesling.

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Time Posted: 31/01/2019 at 12:30 PM
Hamish Thomson
 
26 November 2018 | Hamish Thomson

Pasta with Asparagus and Salmon

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Ben Thomson and Nicole Major recently spent some time in Europe, enjoying the culinary delights and viticultural scene. This elegant pasta dish makes the most of fresh summer ingredients and is quick to prepare – perfect for mid-week last minute madness! Buon appetito!

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Time Posted: 26/11/2018 at 12:12 PM
Chris Thomson
 
29 May 2018 | Chris Thomson

Beef & Walnut Tagine

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Looking for some dinner inspiration? Perhaps give this Thomson Family Beef and Walnut Tagine Recipe a try.

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Time Posted: 29/05/2018 at 1:50 PM
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25 August 2017 | Chris Thomson

Puree of Tomato and Pumpkin Soup

One of Chris Thomson's winter warmers!  Continue »

Time Posted: 25/08/2017 at 2:07 PM