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Seriously Shiraz is back - here's what to expect

26 Aug 2022

Wine lovers rejoice! The Grampians’ much-anticipated wine festival, Seriously Shiraz, is back for a spectacular celebration of the region’s highly awarded wine, live music and delicious food.

This year, Seriously Shiraz will be hosted at the remarkable J Ward Museum in Ararat, just two hours from Melbourne, on Saturday 3 September.

The Grampians is one of Australia’s most historical and acclaimed wine regions. While it is considered the birthplace of Australian sparkling, the wine region is most famous for its elegant, spicy Shiraz.

For one day, more than a dozen Grampians winemakers will come together to showcase the region’s quality wines and produce. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with the talented winemakers and producers, hear their knowledge and experiences, taste award-winning wines and discover what makes this wine region so exceptional.

Avid wine collectors also have the chance to get their hands on a bottle of the Grampians Winemakers' “Barrique Shiraz”. A selection of Grampians Winemakers contributes a small volume of their best Shiraz of vintage to be blended in a “Barrique”, a 225-litre oak barrel. This rare and highly sought-after blend is the ultimate bottle to have in any Australian Wine collection.

While we do get serious about premium Grampians Shiraz, there will also be plenty of other wines, local beers and gourmet produce to source, sample and purchase. So come sip sophisticated, award-winning wines while embracing the backdrop of rugged mountain ranges and ancient landscapes.

Tickets can be purchased here. Tastings will be included in the $45 ticket price.

Who can you expect to see?

Grampians Estate copy

Grampians Estate

Established in the late 1870s, Grampians Estate is a James Halliday four-and-a-half-star winery with some of the oldest Shiraz vines in Victoria. Their friendly and relaxed cellar door in Great Western is the perfect spot to continue your tasting journey.

Pomonal Estate

Pomonal Estate

Pomonal Estate is a family-run, boutique winery that offers both beautiful wines, ciders and beers – which means there’s something for everyone to sip and savour. They are best known for their Shiraz which is vibrant with flavours of blueberry and sweet plum. If Seriously Shiraz has you hungry for more stop by their cellar door in Pomonal for a platter that champions local produce.


Seppelt Wines

Seppelt Wines is renowned for being a pioneer of Australia’s unique wine style. Their sparkling Shiraz is bursting with plum, spice and earthy characters. But the flavour doesn’t stop there… be sure to visit their heritage listed cellar door in Great Western to sample their other varietals, including Chardonnay and aromatic Riesling.

Bests Wines

Best’s Wines

Treat yourself to a tipple or two from one of Australia’s oldest family-owned and operated wineries. Best’s Wines Stables Cellar door in Great Western is a stunning stopover on your travels. Try their classic Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Meunier, or Riesling and Chardonnay for those who prefer a white.

Clayfield Wines

Clayfield Wines

Clayfield Wines specialises in 100% estate-grown balanced Shiraz. Simon Clayfield warmly welcomes visitors to his cellar door in Moyston. If you’re eager to learn more about wine making after Seriously Shiraz - then this is the place to go.

Mountainside Wines

Mountainside Wines

A family-run winery situated at the base of Mount Cole at the south-eastern end of the Grampians wine region. Mountainside Wines create rich and full-flavoured wines produced from vineyards that are hand-tended and hand-picked. Visit their cellar door to wander the vineyard, enjoy a picnic of local foods and soak up the striking mountain views.

Fallen Giants

Fallen Giants

Fallen Giants is known for its beautiful rocky estate-grown Shiraz. Located just outside of Halls Gap, the cellar door offers free wine tastings and delicious platters. If a varietal entices your tastebuds, settle in with a bottle on the deck as you enjoy spectacular mountain views.

Mount Langi Ghiran

Mount Langi Ghiran

Winemaking pioneers, Mount Langi Ghiran, played a pivotal role in the progression of Grampians Shiraz back in the 1960s when they created their iconic “Langi” Old Block Shiraz. Today, you can taste your way through their award-winning wines at their cellar door whilst overlooking the stunning vineyard.

Miners ridge

Miners Ridge

Miners Ridge is home to some of the region’s finest wines. They combine modern harvesting and winemaking techniques with traditional methods, including hand harvesting and open fermenting. The result of this is beautiful medium-bodied style wines which are available to taste at their cellar door just ten minutes from Ararat.