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A guide to Great Western

27 Apr. 2021

Great Western is commonly known as the wine and food village of the Grampians. This charming town was first settled in the 1840s by sheep graziers, it then rapidly developed through the discovery of gold and then the planting of grapevines. Today Great Western boasts a crop of pioneering wineries, earning it a reputation for producing some of Australia's finest wine.

Visit wineries with age-old vines and award-winning wine. Sample world-famous Shiraz and stay in historic cottages or luxurious glamping tents. With cosy cafes and country pubs take the time to taste delicious fare made with local produce. Experience the unique offerings in Great Western with our guide below.

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Salingers Café

Open seven days a week for breakfast and lunch, Salingers Café offers a cosy, eclectic atmosphere in a historic building with modern dining. Diners will be delighted with dishes that hero local produce, some coming straight from the Salingers Kitchen Garden. The Salinger Hives are also very popular with visitors.

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Great Western Motel

Situated in the heart of town, Great Western Hotel offers mean, classic pub feeds in a warm, welcoming atmosphere. First licensed in the 1860's, the Great Western Hotel has a long history with locals and visitors to the region.

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Grampians Estate Winery

Grampians Estate has emerged as one of the Grampians region’s premier boutique wineries. The winery produces a wide range of award-winning wines, with its elegant cool-climate Shiraz and sparkling Shiraz leading the way. Sarah and Tom Guthrie have built a celebrated wine label since the first vines were planted in 1989.

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Miners Ridge

Nestled on a gentle ridge in the foothills in Great Western, Miners Ridge Wines is home to some of the region’s finest wines. Enjoy a wine tasting, platter or maybe even a 'Walk and Talk' in the vineyard with owner and operator Andrew, to learn more.

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ATR wines

By combining global winemaking experience with a regional flavour, ATR wines is bringing a bold and creative winemaking approach to the cool-climate Grampians. Breaking the mould with cutting edge blends and a modern approach to traditional varieties, ATR’s wines reflect their place in the Australian bush.

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Best’s Wines

Enjoy a guided tasting at one of Australia's oldest family owned and operated wineries. Founded in 1866, Best’s has some of the oldest vines in Australia and produces extraordinary wines with great longevity. Try their award-winning Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon at the Stables Cellar Door before exploring the original underground cellar on a self-guided tour.

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Seppelt Winery

A visit to the Grampians is not complete without a trip to the region’s original winemaking pioneers at Seppelt Wines. Enjoy a tasting at the historic cellar door while you learn about its history. Take a step back in time with a tour of the underground heritage-listed cellars, The Drives – first excavated in 1868 and the longest in the southern hemisphere.

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Wanderlust Glamping

Wanderlust Glamping is situated in the stunning gardens of Seppelt Winery, only a short walk from the Seppelt Cellar Door. With several options available, Wanderlust Glamping is perfect for those who like to get outdoors without compromising comfort.

Seppelt Winery is also home to the historic homestead, Seppelt Vine Lodge. Its beauty, charm and history is ideal for large groups accommodating up to seven guests.

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Great Western Villas

Experience welcoming accommodation at Great Western Villas. With the Great Western Hotel right at your doorstep, you can enjoy a relaxing meal over some evening drinks before you lay your head to rest.

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Salingers Cottage

Salingers Café is also home to a self-contained, three-bedroom cottage. This is perfect for groups of friends or families looking for a base to explore the region.