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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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29 November 2017 | Best's Wines

Top Activities in the Grampians

Looking at what to do in The Grampians? The Best’s team has your itinerary sorted. Follow these tips for a memorable stay in our neck of the woods.  Continue »

Time Posted: 29/11/2017 at 10:01 AM Permalink to Top Activities in the Grampians Permalink
Hamish Thomson
 
27 October 2017 | Hamish Thomson

Best Grampians Accommodation

If you have plans to stay in the Grampians any time soon, you’re in luck! The Best’s team has compiled a list of the top places to stay while you’re in our neighborhood. It goes without saying that you should include a visit to Best’s historic cellar door on your must-do list.  Continue »

Time Posted: 27/10/2017 at 10:16 AM Permalink to Best Grampians Accommodation Permalink
Hamish Thomson
 
27 October 2017 | Hamish Thomson

Viv Thomson awarded Victorian Legend of the Vine 2017

On Friday 20 October, 2017, Best’s patriarch Eric Vivian Thomson, known as Viv Thomson among his wine industry peers and his family and friends, was announced Legend of the Vine, Victoria, at the annual WCA Royal Melbourne Wine Show Awards Lunch. Viv received his Legend of the Vine status for his service to the wine industry as one of Australia’s longest serving winemakers.  Continue »

Time Posted: 27/10/2017 at 10:06 AM Permalink to Viv Thomson awarded Victorian Legend of the Vine 2017 Permalink
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1 September 2017 | Best's Wines

The History Behind the Sign!

If you’ve visited Best’s cellar door, it’s hard to miss the “Best’s Wine” moniker painted in its glory across the roof of the building. How did it get there? Discover more about this tale that has its beginnings in the clouds…  Continue »

Time Posted: 01/09/2017 at 10:24 AM Permalink to The History Behind the Sign! Permalink
Chris Thomson
 
25 August 2017 | Chris Thomson

Puree of Tomato and Pumpkin Soup

One of Chris Thomson's winter warmers!  Continue »

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Chris Thomson
 
25 August 2017 | Chris Thomson

Lamb with Salsa Verde

This recipe usually takes two people to cook, Chris and Viv Thomson, Viv being the grill expert, and Chris being undisputed kitchen queen.  Continue »

Time Posted: 25/08/2017 at 1:45 PM Permalink to Lamb with Salsa Verde Permalink
Justin Purser
 
30 June 2017 | Justin Purser

Justin's Warming Lamb Shanks

As the temperature drops and the nights bring an icy chill (especially in our Great Western neck of the woods), there’s nothing better than comfort food. And one of the most traditionally hearty dishes for this time of year has to be slow-cooked lamb shanks.  Continue »

Time Posted: 30/06/2017 at 1:36 PM Permalink to Justin's Warming Lamb Shanks Permalink
Hamish Thomson
 
14 June 2017 | Hamish Thomson

Decanting Young Reds

Growing up in a family in which wine is the backbone of our existence has taught me a thing or two about the enjoyment of wine. One thing I’ve learned along the way is that decanting younger red wines (screw top or cork) always improves their flavour. From my experience at cellar door, holding tastings and at home, I’ve almost always seen a benefit from allowing a young red wine breathe; and the younger, more tannic the wine, the more time it needs to “breathe”.  Continue »

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