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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
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5 February 2020 | Best's Wines

Best Restaurants along the Great Ocean Road

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Planning a trip along the Great Ocean Road and wondering where to head to for a food break? Wonder no more – we’ve made a list of our favourite restaurants along Victoria’s Great Ocean Road.

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Time Posted: 05/02/2020 at 12:06 PM
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3 February 2020 | Best's Wines

How to get involved in Open That Bottle Night

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Gather some friends and dust off the bottles of wine you've been saving for a rainy day. Here's all our tips on how to get involved in Open That Bottle Night.

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Time Posted: 03/02/2020 at 3:00 PM
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23 January 2020 | Best's Wines

Best Restaurants around Queenscliff

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Queenscliff on the Bellarine Peninsula is nothing short of breathtaking. A popular day trip from Melbourne with a museum to explore, spectacular views out across Port Phillip Bay and top-notch places to stop, relax and refresh. We’ve compiled a list of the best restaurants in Queenscliff and along the Bellarine Peninsula to discover on your travels. Whether your destination is Point Lonsdale, Barwon Heads or Drysdale, here’s our local foodie tips to enjoy

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Time Posted: 23/01/2020 at 10:50 AM
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28 August 2019 | Best's Wines

Top Sydney Wine Bars and Restaurants

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The Emerald City is blessed with abundant natural attractions – that Harbour, that coastline, those parks. But good looks aren’t everything (even in Sydney!) and the NSW capital has long boasted a dynamic wine and food culture. From tiny bars to the iconic and special-occasion restaurants, discover a dazzling array of cuisines and seriously good wine lists compiled by committed and knowledgeable sommeliers. There’s loads to discover in Sydney.

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Time Posted: 28/08/2019 at 3:14 PM
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22 August 2019 | Best's Wines

Eating out in Horsham: Our Local Guide

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We’re often asked by visitors to Best’s for our tips about the best places to eat in the local area. Many people travelling through the Grampians also stop off in Horsham, only an hour’s drive from Best’s cellar door. Horsham is the largest town in the Wimmera district, a major historical regional centre situated about halfway between Adelaide and Melbourne on the Western Highway.

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Time Posted: 22/08/2019 at 8:55 AM
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15 August 2019 | Best's Wines

Does drinking wine cause headaches?

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There are many theories surrounding the effects of wine on wellbeing and health, and we’re often asked by visitors why drinking wine – particularly red wine – can bring on a headache. Apart from the obvious reason (over-indulgence combined with not drinking enough water, perhaps), there are a few factors to consider. Surprisingly, the one component that gets the worst rap is highly unlikely to be the culprit. So sit back, take a couple of aspirin with that large glass of water, and find out what the real culprits might be.

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Time Posted: 15/08/2019 at 2:07 PM
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8 August 2019 | Best's Wines

Best Wine Bars in Brisbane

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Wine, glorious wine! There’s no denying our love for wine bars – the swanky hotel ones, the ones down alleyways behind secret doors, the hipster ones that serve tipples while perched upon milk crates and cushions – they are an ideal way to sample a range of fine wine. In Brisbane especially, with its romantic sandstone architecture and intoxicating endless summer vibes, the love of the grape experience can be found in almost any direction you turn, with passionate restaurateurs and sommeliers ready and willing to impart their thirsty wisdom. From reds to whites and everything in between, Best’s Wines are popping up in venues all around this beautiful town. So here is a snippet of the Best Brisbane restaurants and wine bars (pun intended) where you can sip, swill, pontificate and ponder life over a glass or two of fine wine.

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Time Posted: 08/08/2019 at 2:16 PM
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5 June 2019 | Best's Wines

2019 Vintage Report

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There’s always a collective sigh of relief when the grapes are safely in the winery and our winemaking team can start making the next vintage of Best’s wines. Slightly lower yields in 2019 have resulted in more concentration, but the perfume and persistence of these wines will ensure this is a great vintage in Great Western. Best’s winemaker, Justin Purser, shares his thoughts on vintage 2019.

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Time Posted: 05/06/2019 at 11:48 AM
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14 June 2018 | Best's Wines

Best's Wines: The little known grapes in our Nursery Block

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The Nursery Block at Best’s Wines has always been one of our treasured vineyards, and it is incredibly unique even on a global level. This block is a 1.2-hectare vineyard believed to feature the most extensive pre-phylloxera plantings in Australia, and possibly the world. Within the collection, there are more than 39 separate varieties planted, eight of which remain unknown and un-named to this day. International viticulturists have visited over the years, keen to research and take cuttings to discover more about some of the more unusual mix of vines within our custody. It’s a living museum and a vital part of our history – Best’s takes very seriously its role as custodian of this important piece of earth.

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Time Posted: 14/06/2018 at 2:14 PM