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5 May 2021 | Best's Wines

What is “good value” wine?

In August of 2020, Best’s Wines was named the 2021 Halliday Wine Companion’s Best Value Winery of the Year. This prestigious accolade is bestowed upon one Australian winery each year in recognition of their dedication to consistently producing high-quality wines.  Continue »

Time Posted: 05/05/2021 at 5:33 PM
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13 April 2021 | Best's Wines

Best’s named Young Gun of Wine Inaugural Old Vineyard of the Year

For more than 150 years we’ve proudly produced world-class wines in Victoria’s Great Western region. Planted in 1868, the vines at our Concongella vineyard are some of the oldest surviving pre-phylloxera wines in the world.  Continue »

Time Posted: 13/04/2021 at 12:02 PM
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16 March 2021 | Best's Wines

Revealing the new Great Western Wine and Heritage Cycling Trail

The Great Western Wine and Heritage Cycle Trail is a unique wine trail designed for two wheels. The cycle route connects the three major wineries in Great Western, including Best’s Wines, and is tailored for wine connoisseurs, nature lovers and history buffs. Follow it to explore Great Western’s world-class wineries and stunning landscape, uncovering the region’s rich history along the way.  Continue »

Time Posted: 16/03/2021 at 3:58 PM
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10 March 2021 | Best's Wines

10 Things to do in Ballarat

There are so many things to do in Ballarat, but we’ve rounded up the must-see and must-do activities for your next visit. Around town, there’s an impressive array of attractions and destinations for families, couples, art connoisseurs, nature lovers and history buffs. Read on for the 10 best things to do in Ballarat.  Continue »

Time Posted: 10/03/2021 at 9:44 AM
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4 March 2021 | Best's Wines

Where to stay and eat in Ballarat

Ballarat Victoria

Ballarat, the Victorian city built on gold, is a travel hub for its wealth of places to eat, drink and stay, plus things to do and see. It’s a gold-rush town full of grand Victorian-era architecture and if you are visiting our Cellar Door, we recommend exploring Ballarat, which is just over an hour’s drive from our home in Great Western.  Continue »

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10 February 2021 | Best's Wines

How to get involved in Open That Bottle Night

Open That Bottle Night

This is your invitation to join in the global celebrations that are Open That Bottle Night. Great wine is made to be shared. And one of the most fulfilling parts of belonging to the wine industry is hearing the stories of people opening those bottles with friends.

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Time Posted: 10/02/2021 at 2:00 PM
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11 December 2020 | Best's Wines

100 Years of the Thomson Family

The Australian wine industry is rich in family histories that weave together to create a unique story about Australian wine. There are many family-owned wineries that remain in family hands, with the fourth, fifth or even sixth generations now at the helm and breathing new life into their historic past. This has certainly been the case for the Thomson family, who in 2020 celebrated 100 years of being the custodians of Best’s Great Western.  Continue »

Time Posted: 11/12/2020 at 1:33 PM
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25 November 2020 | Best's Wines

Two Best's Wines make Halliday Top 100 in 2020

Halliday Top 100 in 2020

We are thrilled to announce that two of our wines have made James Halliday’s Top 100 Wines for 2020. Read on to find out more about the judging process and Halliday’s reviews.

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Time Posted: 25/11/2020 at 12:58 AM
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7 October 2020 | Best's Wines

A fitting tribute to our beloved Chris Thomson


There’s an old saying that “behind every great man is a great woman” and that’s certainly the case with Viv and Chris Thomson. In the 100th year that the Thomson family has been custodian of Best’s wines, we thought it was fitting to pay tribute to our beloved Chris. She’s very much the fabric of our winery and the local Great Western community.

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Time Posted: 07/10/2020 at 2:22 PM
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3 September 2020 | Best's Wines

Thai Pork Larb Salad


Thai pork larb sounds exotic, but it's really just a gorgeously fresh salad that you can have on the table in less than 30 minutes and requires very little work. The aromatics in this dish pair perfectly with a glass of the 2020 Great Western Rosé!

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Time Posted: 03/09/2020 at 12:46 PM