Best's Great Western - Concongella Vineyard

Commemorative wine art at Best's Wines, The Grampians, Vic

Commemorative wine art at Best's Wines, The Grampians, Vic [©Kerry Scambler]

Bin 1 Shiraz - Best's Wines, Great Western, Victoria
Cellar Door - Best's Wines, Great Western, Victoria
Wine barrel from yesteryear, still in use at Best's Wines, The Grampians, Vic
Best's Wines, Great Western, Victoria

111 Bests Road
Great Western VIC 3377

Phone: 03 5356 2250
Fax: 03 5356 2430
Email: info@bestswines.com
Website: Best's Great Western - Concongella Vineyard


Founded in 1866 in the Great Western wine region of Victoria, Best's Great Western is one of Australia's oldest continuously family owned and operated wineries. Best's is known to have some of the oldest vines in Australia and produces extraordinary wines with great longevity.

Today, Best's Great Western draws from three vineyards, Concongella, St Andrew's and the newest addition, Salvation Hills at Rhymney. Henry Best's original Nursery Block, containing over forty different varieties and his old shiraz and pinot vineyards are among Australia's most valuable viticultural resources.

These are three important factors in the style and quality of Best's Great Western wines. They are elegant, mid-weight wines of great intensity and balance. Like all classic long-lived wines, age often reveals their greatest finesse. At national and international wine shows, Best's consistently garners awards and accolades.

A visit to Best's Great Western Cellar door is nothing but memorable. The lovely, old, red gum slab tasting room (the 1869 Stables), the hand-dug 1860s cellars and the original Nursery Block plantings are a significant slice of Australian wine history.

Wines for tasting and sale include Best's current range of table and fortified wines, and limited release wines available through cellar door only. At times, releases of back vintages may be available for purchase.

You're invited to come and share in some of their Best Kept Secrets.



  • Grampians (Tourism) (VIC)
  • Grampians (Wine) (VIC)
  • Great Western (VIC)
  • Western Victoria (VIC)

Have Cellar Door/Wine Tastings
Winery Tours

Days Open to Public
Opening Details: 10 - 5 Monday to Saturday, 11am - 4pm Sunday, closed Christmas Day.
Other Notes: Winery tours can be organised in advance.

Wines (and Other Drinks)
Wine Maker(s): Viv Thomson & Hamish Seabrook
Red Wines/Grape Varieties
Cabernet Franc
Cabernet Sauvignon
Meunier (Pinot Meunier)
Pinot Noir
Shiraz (Syrah)

White Wines/Grape Varieties
Chardonnay (Chablis)

Further References:
Bradley and Geddes: The Gold Book

Benefits, Discounts and Comments
VisitVineyards.com RACV Partner (Victoria)
Discount Offered
Discount: 10%Discount Conditions/Exclusions:

Own Wine or Product Club?
Visit Vineyards Comment: Great Shiraz and CS too in some years

Vineyard area (ha): 44

Established: 1866
Price Range: low-medium
Tonnage: 250-999

General Facilities
Barbeque Onsite, Museum, Picnic Area
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