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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
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24 December 2011 | Best's Wines

Who put the red wine in the fridge?

Love a red with oomph but need something cold to imbibe this summer? Don’t mind a bit of fizz to add some festive cheer? Sparkling Shiraz is the way to go and our 2009 Sparkling Shiraz is just the right wine for the silly season. Adam Wadewitz talks about this wine in this short video.  Continue »

Time Posted: 24/12/2011 at 10:56 AM
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24 December 2011 | Best's Wines

The best Pinot Gris (we’ve ever made)

Well actually truth be told it’s the first Bests first Pinot Gris (doesn’t that still mean it’s also the best ever?) Its not a wine we have made before but from time to time we come across small parcels of grapes that are so exceptional that we just must make them into wine. This was the case with some Pinot Gris vines that are planted and grown by a local vigneron on cool slopes, a short drive south west of our Concongella Vineyard.  Continue »

Time Posted: 24/12/2011 at 10:54 AM
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3 December 2011 | Best's Wines

It’s summer – time for a Riesling!

With momentum building about the Summer of Riesling in Australia we’re super excited to be showcasing our 2011 Riesling – a perfect match for the hot summer days and great partner with food!  Continue »

Time Posted: 03/12/2011 at 11:01 AM
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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 »

Time Posted: 22/11/2011 at 9:54 AM