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Best's Wines Great Western

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A fascinating place

A great look into the history of winemaking in the area, as well as yummy cheese platters and lots... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2018
Leah S
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Ararat, Australia
Cosy, Comfy. Just settle in...

A beautiful, comy and cosy winery to visit. Old sty. Old horse stable actually. Once in, you just... read more

Reviewed 16 June 2018
63sene
,
Mount Gambier, Australia
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Founded in 1866, Best’s is one of Australia’s oldest family owned and operated wineries. MISSION: At Best’s, we chase quality at every point and we’re meticulous in finding ways to improve at each stage of the winemaking process. All aspects of...more
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111 Bests Rd, Great Western, Victoria 3374, Australia
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Reviewed 25 June 2018

A great look into the history of winemaking in the area, as well as yummy cheese platters and lots of local gourmet produce for sale. It was fun having a wander through the old cellars and seeing what things used to be like. Very gorgeous...More

Thank Leah S
Hamish T, Guest Relations Manager at Best's Wines Great Western, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2018

Thank you Leah for joining us and exploring the wines and the cellar. We do like to keep it as a working museum so people can imagine how it used to be done.

Reviewed 16 June 2018

A beautiful, comy and cosy winery to visit. Old sty. Old horse stable actually. Once in, you just don't want to leave. The atmosphere is amazing, and the young lady that served us was lovely and friendly. A nice warm fire was happening, and I...More

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Hamish T, Public Relations Manager at Best's Wines Great Western, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2018

Thank you for coming in on such a cold weekend, it was certainly one for the adventurous!

Reviewed 27 May 2018

I was doing Grampians tour in and around the Best Western area with my local friend and he took me for different winery tour in this area - one of them was the Best's winery which I loved. We tasted number of wines and it...More

Thank Mukesh S
Hamish T, Guest Relations Manager at Best's Wines Great Western, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2018

Hi Mukesh, thanks for dropping in for a look. It's always a great pleasure to serve customers who enjoy theirs and want experience a bit of history.

Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

The young ladies in the tasting room were very good value. Informative and knowledgeable and a pleasure to spend time with. The tasting room itself was fabulous with their hand hewn poles and history.

Thank Pat M
Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

Was invited by family members who have been here before and wasn't disappointed. Staff were very helpful in explaining the different wines and the history of the winery. You can also do a self guided tour of the cellar which is well worth it. Prices...More

Thank John H
Hamish T, CELLAR DOOR SUPERVISOR at Best's Wines Great Western, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

Hi John, thank you for coming to visit us at Best's! We love sharing our place and wines with those that take the time to come and visit. We feel it's a special place and it's great to know our guests get to share and...More

Reviewed 27 January 2018

We stopped en-route and thoroughly enjoyed the really interesting tour, and the welcoming - and very knowledgable and helpful staff. They welcomed both us and our dog, and were happy to share their wines without any pressure to buy (although we did) and I'm very...More

Thank JoH5000
Hamish T, other at Best's Wines Great Western, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2018

Thank you for stopping, we love sharing our experience and wines, and having some fun with those that drop in. We hope the rest of your trip was just as eventful.

Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

Sales lady was very nice but extremely push to try each wine and make is purchase. I did not enjoy the wines but we all have different taste buds. We did a tour through the cellar which was impressive. Would be a beautiful spot on...More

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Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

Fantastic service and product knowledge meant a great tasting and experience. The history lesson by Hamish was a bonus!

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Reviewed 13 January 2018

We visited this winery among others when returning back to Melbourne from Grampians. It was the best wine experience in this area and even all around Victoria. Free tours to the very interesting underground cellar with vintage bottles / barrels, free wine tasting with very...More

Thank Irina K
Hamish T, Cellar Door Supervisor at Best's Wines Great Western, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2018

Irina, its the people that come into our place that make it place such a fun place to work. The staff love being here and sharing our history and wines with our guests, thanks for having fun and enjoying our place.

Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

Stooped in history we love this place. Self guided tours of the cellars underground Very informative staff in the tasting area. Excellent wines. Superb reds. A must go to

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Hamish T, Cellar Door Supervisor at Best's Wines Great Western, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2017

We love sharing our wines and history in a relaxed atmosphere, and that is what we hope to share with everyone that comes in for the 'Best's Experience'.

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Response from Hamish T | Property representative |
At last I have managed to reach you. There are a couple of places in Great Western within 2 minutes of us. Salingers Café and The Great Western Hotel. Both located on the main Highway going through town.
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