Best's Great Western

Top choice in Victoria

A mainstay in one of Australia's most historic wine-growing regions, this respected winery was established in 1866. Its red-gum cellar door gives you the sense not much has changed since. Don't miss the clay-floored cellar, hand-dug by miners in the 19th century. It's best known for its shiraz and riesling, but expert staff will take you through the full range available for tasting.

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