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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 »

Time Posted: 27/10/2012 at 3:25 PM
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12 September 2012 | Best's Wines

Best’s Wines releases new vintages of Great Western Bin 1 Shiraz 2011 and Great Western Riesling 2012

Best’s Wines today released the 2011 Great Western Bin 1 Shiraz and the 2012 vintage of the Great Western Riesling. From vineyards in Victoria’s Great Western region, Best’s has been continually producing exceptional wines with great longevity since 1866. Today’s new releases continue the Best’s tradition of highlighting Great Western’s remarkable vineyards.  Continue »

Time Posted: 12/09/2012 at 10:01 AM
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28 March 2012 | Best's Wines

2012 Vintage Blog: Anyone for Swallow Pie?

Great Western is experiencing some beautiful autumn weather at the moment, with very cool crisp nights and clear, warm sunny days; ideal for ripening Shiraz grapes to the optimum balance of flavour and freshness. We are having more of a battle against the birds at the moment. Those pesky balls of colour, mirth and grace are gorging on ripe grapes until their bellies burst, but they still come back for more. When i was winemaking in Italy, I asked the question if they have any issues with birds in the vineyards? “No, the farmers eat them all”, was the reply. Does anyone have a wine match for a swallow pie?  Continue »

Time Posted: 28/03/2012 at 11:06 AM
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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 »

Time Posted: 23/03/2012 at 9:19 AM
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21 March 2012 | Best's Wines

Vintage Blog – Riesling all in and lots of hand sorting

A BIG WEEK in the winery and vineyards. All the Riesling is now in and showing some good varietal flavours. We are sorting some of the XO Thompson Family Shiraz block today and there are very good long juicy/ spicy flavours being detected.  Continue »

Time Posted: 21/03/2012 at 11:07 AM
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9 March 2012 | Best's Wines

Vintage 2012 kick off: Bringing in the fruit…

The sun is back out and spirits are high after an inch of rain put everything on hold for a few days. We managed to pull in our entire Rhymney ‘MV6 clone’ Pinot Noir block before the rain fell and it looks like beautiful pristine pinot noir should. We hope this will make something special.  Continue »

Time Posted: 09/03/2012 at 11:08 AM