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Must-do wine experiences in the Grampians

28 Jun 2022

With over 150 years of winemaking history, the Grampians has plenty of extraordinary wine experiences on offer for those looking for something a little different. From exhilarating helicopter landings in the vineyards to exploring ancient underground tunnels, visitors can enjoy tasting the region's best grapes in some truly remarkable ways.

Mount Langi Ghiran Picnic

Mount Langi Ghiran Picnic

A trip to the Grampians wine region wouldn’t be complete without a visit to winemaking pioneers, Mount Langi Ghiran. Known to be one of Australia’s most picturesque sites and only a short drive from Ararat, visitors will discover a spectacular vineyard set amongst the breathtaking backdrop of the Great Dividing Range.

Visitors can soak up the magnificent views while treating themselves to a signature Mt Langi Ghiran Picnic. Set up on the rolling hectares of vineyard, in and amongst the chestnut trees, this experience allows visitors to both taste their surroundings with a picnic box full of local produce as well as taste their way through the estate collection, all while taking in the magnificent scenery.

Seppelt Underground Wine Tours

Seppelt Wines Underground Cellar Tour

Learn about the rich history of the Grampians wine region with a unique underground cellar tour at Seppelt Wines.

Seppelt Wines Underground Cellar Tour takes guests through the rustic tunnels that stretch over 3km long beneath Seppelt Wines vineyard. “The Drives” were first excavated in 1868 and are the longest in the southern hemisphere. Don’t forget to visit the historic cellar door for a tasting, a light lunch or cheese platter.

Grampians Helicopter Tours

Grampians Helicopter Flights

There’s no better way to take in the natural beauty of the Grampians than from above. Award-winning Grampians Helicopters offer scenic flights over some of the region’s most spectacular locations, from ancient landscapes to pristine waters.

Wine lovers can tour the region in style on a heli-hop flight that stops at some of the best vineyards and cellar doors in the Grampians. So why not head up into the sky for views like no other, before touching down at Best’s Wines for a picnic in the vineyard?

All flights leave from Stawell Airport, located a short drive from Halls Gap.

Grampians Wine Tours

Grampians Wine Tours

Let the experienced team at Grampians Wine Tours take the wheel and guide you through underground cellars, explain the history of the region, introduce you to local winemakers for some expert tips and of course point you in the direction of award-winning wines to sample.

Each tour comprises a small group to ensure participants receive a personal service. Tours depart to the heart of the Grampians from Halls Gap, Pomonal, and Stawell. Contact Grampians Wine Tours for custom and private tour options.

Miners Ridge Vineyard Railway Carriage BB

Miners Ridge Vineyard Railway Carriage B&B

Spend a night or two on the foothills of Western Victoria’s Grampians region while sipping some of the finest wines from the area. The Vineyard Railway Carriage B&B offers characterful winery accommodation situated at the award-winning Miners Ridge Wines. The unique bed & breakfast, set amongst the natural landscape and vast vineyards, takes visitors far from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Relax on the front deck to watch the birdlife, or stroll down to the dam and wooden picnic table where you can light a campfire during the cooler months. Be sure to visit the cellar for a tasting and a ‘Walk and Talk’ around the vineyards with owner and viticulturist, Andrew. Miners Ridge cellar door is closed for July and August and the Bed & Breakfast is only available for longer stays, so be sure to make your bookings now.

Wanderlust Glamping

Wanderlust Glamping

Situated on the stunning gardens of Seppelt Wines and only a short walk from the cellar door, Wanderlust Glamping provides guests with a truly unforgettable stay. Adding a touch of luxury to the traditional camping experience, guests can choose from a lavish group tent or intimate couples’ tent. Each glamping tent is complete with cosy beds, a bar fridge, electric blankets, outdoor seatings and a firepit.

Guests can settle in with a grazing box and a glass of Seppelt Wines’ signature sparkling Shiraz surrounded by the peaceful estate landscape.

Hounds Run Vineyard

Hounds Run Vineyard

Hounds Run Vineyard is just 10km from Great Western and only 30 minutes from Halls Gap. Here, you’ll find their off-grid Tiny House.

A peaceful retreat away in nature, the house features a queen bedroom, kitchenette, bathroom, composting toilet, gas heating, dishwasher and air conditioning - everything you need for a comfortable and memorable stay. Opt for their sunset picnic package and indulge in a delightful selection of wine and cheese as you enjoy 360-degree views of the Grampians, Black Range and Sugarloaf Hill.

For more winery accommodation read this blog.