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Built in the 19th century, the Cellar Door is the heart of Best’s Wines’ operation. The old red gum slab tasting room is housed in the original stables and showcases old winery equipment, maps of the area, as well as Henry Best’s original journal dating from 1866. Visitors can take a self-guided tour of the original cellars, which were hand dug in the 1870’s, as well as view the original Nursery Block plantings, both of which represent a significant piece of Australian wine history. Our cellar door offers guests a truly unique experience!

All wine tasting experiences in our cellar door are seated, please book your visit HERE Wines for tasting and sale include Best’s current range of wines as well as limited-release wines available through the cellar door only. Rare and old vintages are on display and, at times, releases of museum wines are available for purchase. Group bookings (11 or more), winery tours, bus tours and private tastings can be accommodated by prior arrangement only. Dogs are welcome outside our cellar door and on the lawns, with limited table seating, please be sure to note this on your booking so we can reserve a table outside. For large groups (11 or more) group booking fees apply, please contact us directly on +61 3 5356 2250 or via email cellar.door@bestswines.com and be sure to check out if there are any events on while you’re in the area.

Not sure what else to see, do or where to stay in the Grampians region?

Check out our blog of suggested Grampians Regional Itineraries for some inspiration!


New to wine tasting?

Check out this fantastic article Our Wine Expert’s Guide to Tasting Room Etiquette by Katie Spain in The Age Good Food Guide . It offers some great tips and tricks to consider before you embark on your wine tasting adventure.

Wine Tasting Experiences

The old red gum slab tasting room is housed in the original stables. We offer a range of seated tasting experiences to suit a range of palates. Book your tasting experience now.


Underground Cellar Tour

Take a free self-guided walk in our original underground cellars. Hand dug in the late 19th Century, our cellars are still used today for maturing our premium red wines.



Guests enjoying a special tasting event in the barrel shed at Best's Great Western

Upcoming public events and private club member events are always a great way to connect with the Thomson family and our team. Throughout the year, we host many special events at both our cellar door and further afield.


Pick a Platter

Pick your own cheese platter from our range of local and Victorian produce. Our special Pick a Platter cheese board put the decision in your hands, spend as little or as much as you would like and takeaway the rest.


Visit us and discover our ‘Best Kept Secrets’

View the journey from the township of Great Western to our CELLAR door in the short video below.

Visiting Best’s Wines and need some directions?

Best’s Wines Great Western is a 2.5 hour drive from Melbourne. To find our cellar door, take the Western Freeway exit from the city and continue on the M8 Western Highway towards Adelaide and through the towns of Ballarat and Ararat, continuing through the town of Great Western towards Stawell. Before passing through Great Western, look out for the Best’s Wines signs and turn right into Bests Road.

When you arrive in Great Western (from the south), travel through our tiny town, turn right and head along Bests Road, you’ll see our vineyards to your left, then its a left turn at the gates, along the driveway and to the cellar door.

Opening Hours: Best’s Cellar Door is open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm and Sunday from 11am to 4pm (Winter) OR 11am – 5pm (Summer)
Wine Tastings: Tastings are bookable from 10am-4:15pm Monday – Saturday and 11am-3:15pm on Sunday (Winter) OR 11am-4:15pm (Summer)

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Best’s Wines included in 10 of the best Victorian cellar doors to try” in The Age Good Food Guide, March 2023.

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