Take time to discover wine – The Grampians Way

For more than 150 years, the Grampians has produced award-winning, distinctive, cool climate wines, made to stand the test of time. Just a two-hour road trip west of Melbourne, the region impresses serious wine drinkers with its mix of established and boutique wineries dotted about, from the acclaimed Mount Langi Ghiran in the east, to the wine village itself, Great Western.

Some of Australia’s oldest vines, and in turn, most seasoned cellars sit in this region, all with a passionate aficionado waiting at cellar door to tell you the story behind a bottle that has been labeled with pride.

Decades of family knowledge spanning generations, together with a few guns of wine, have resulted in a catalogue of wines both familiar and innovative, ensuring no matter how many times you visit there is always something new to try, from a uniquely Australian sparkling Shiraz to a vibrant Riesling.

Yes, it’s fair to say the Grampians is serious about its wine. And notably, its Shiraz.

For those who might be curious about what makes the region so magical, there are a few theories.

Many say it’s the cool climate that results in a peppery Shiraz, perfect for any alfresco occasion. Maybe it’s the rich winemaking history or the passionate winemaker, dedicating their life for us all to enjoy in the moment. It could be the opportunity to collect an age-worthy red, or the sheer pleasure of enjoying a crisp white by the foothills of the Grampians National Park. And for others, it’s the discovery of a cellar door nestled in a quaint village in a simply spectacular place.

We say it’s all of it. And that’s why we also say it’s been Made The Grampians Way.


Best's Historic Vines
Best's Wines (cellar door)
Clayfield Wines (Simon Clayfield on left)