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February 2013

There’s always much fun and excitement around a winery at this time of year as the winemaking and viticulture teams prepare to bring in the fruit for the 2013 vintage. We’re thrilled with how the fruit is looking in the vineyards and expect to start picking from mid-March. Keep up to date with all what our winemaker Justin Purser and the team are up to on our blog as Justin writes his thoughts each week on how things are looking.

This month the buzz is all about Riesling and we’ve got a special limited offer that includes a pre-release of our EVT51 Riesling that’s been made in honour of Viv Thomson’s 51st vintage at Best’s.

Enjoy and happy reading!


Summer of Riesling

Our Riesling is a real insider’s wine, or another best kept secret with Great Western producing aromatic, flavoursome yet structured and spectacularly age-worthy Rieslings which stand confidently alongside their more famous South Australian cousins. There’s certainly been a resurgence of interest in Riesling of late and our 2012 Great Western Riesling has been particularly popular in restaurants like Pei Modern and The European in Melbourne, Royal Mail Hotel in Dunkeld, as well as Catalina and Aria in Sydney.

Listen to Justin tell you a little about the 2012 Riesling in this short video.

To celebrate the Summer of Riesling we’ve got a special offer including a pre-release of our 2012 EVT51 Riesling that’s normally only available to wine club members. This wine was made to commemorate Viv Thomson’s 51st vintage at Best’s and will be available from 1 March for a limited time.

Mixed Summer of Riesling 6 Pack - $150

Enjoy two fabulous Best's Great Western Riesling for one fantastic price with this mixed 6 pack. Including three EVT51 Rieslings and three Great Western Rieslings, this selection is great for a summer afternoon on your padio with family or friends. Only avaliable for a limited time.


6 Pack $175

2012 Best's Great Western EVT51 Riesling

The EVT 51 Riesling is full flavoured with hints of oak, spice and honey. It is well balanced with a touch of sweetness and a crisp acidity. It will continue to improve over the next 10 years. It’s named after Viv Thomson and the number 51 commemorates this being made in Viv’s 51st vintage at Best’s.

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6 Pack $125

2012 Best's Great Western Riesling

A real insider’s wine, or another best kept secret, Great Western produces aromatic, flavoursome yet structured and spectacularly age-worthy Rieslings which stand confidently alongside their more famous South Australian cousins. We can testify that Best’s Great Western Rieslings from the 1970s are drinking superbly now!

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View Tasting Note


Dates for your Diary

Summer of Riesling Laneway Tasting  (Sydney)

Sunday 10 February 2013, 1.30pm - 6pm at Nithsdale Laneway Sydney

What would be better than an afternoon of drinking great Riesling? Join us at the Summer of Riesling Laneway Tasting. This fabulous event includes wine, food, and great tunes with over 50 wineries and winemakers strutting their Rieslings for your enjoyment.

Melbourne Food & Wine Festival - Cellar Door & Artisan Market (Melbourne)

Saturday 2 & Sunday 3 March 2013, 11am - 6pm at Como House and Garden Melbourne

Come and see us at the Cellar Door and Artisan Market in March in the heart of the city! Meander through the gardens to sample artisan cheeses and chacuterie, fruits and vegetables straight from the farm, sip on locally brewed ciders and taste vineyard delights from over 50 Victorian wineries. Gather your produce and picnic on the lawn and enjoy live cooking demonstrations and music throughout the day.

Grampians Grape Escape (Halls Gap)

Saturday 4 & Sunday 5 May 2013, 10am - 5pm at Village Oval Halls Gap

 Discover the delights of Western Victoria’s finest food and wine artisans, see TV celebrity chefs in action, soak up the live music and family fun – all in the heart of the beautiful Grampians National Park. The 2013 event will be celebrating 150 years of wine in the region with a number of events also occuring throughout the year.

Click here for more information on these events and other upcoming events at Best's.


Win a trip to Best's Competition Winner

Thank you to everyone who entered our competition to win a trip to Best’s. We were overwhelmed by the response and appreciate everyone who took the time to formulate their entry. It's fantastic to hear so many stories beautiful about Best's and our wines, both past and present.

Congratulations to Garry Blackburn who was the successful winner – we look forward to hosting you and your friends over the next few months.


Best’s Wines – Great Western
111 Best‘s Road, Great Western, Victoria 3374 Australia
Cellar Door open: Mon - Sat 10-5pm, Sun 11-4pm
Ph (03) 5356 2250 Fax (03) 5356 2430
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