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Grampians Wine Region

Take time to discover wine, The Grampians Way.

For more than 150 years, the Grampians have 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 large 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 labelled 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 are 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.

Wineries

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Seppelt Wines - Great Western

Embark on a captivating journey into Grampians' history at Seppelt Great Western. Deeply rooted in the region's past, this iconic destination offers…

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Mount Langi Ghiran

Continually listed as one of the most beautiful vineyard sites in Australia, Mount Langi Ghiran is a highly acclaimed producer of Shiraz and home to…

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Pomonal Estate Winery

Founded in December 2017, Pomonal Estate, owned by Adam and Pep Atchison, extends a warm invitation to their vineyard, microbrewery, and cider house.…

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Best's Wines Great Western

Founded in 1866 in the Great Western wine region of Victoria, Best's Great Western is one of Australia's oldest continually family-owned and operated…

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Grampians Estate

A James Halliday 4.5 star winery, Grampians Estate has collected some 78 trophies for its wines.The cellar door offers wine tastings, a winery cafe…

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Mountainside Wines

Mountainside Wines is a family-owned and operated vineyard and winery located at the base of Mount Cole at the south-eastern end of the Grampians…

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Mount Stapylton Wines

Mount Stapylton Vineyard lies on the western slopes of the Grampians on the foothills of the Mount Stapylton range. Established in 2002, the vineyard…

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Norton Estate Wines

Situated on a loamy buckshot rise 15 minutes south west of Horsham, Norton Estate Wines is halfway between the Grampians and Mount Arapiles on…

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Fallen Giants Vineyard

Fallen Giants vineyard was planted on the steep Eastern slopes of the Grampians in 1969, and has long since been a respected grower for many of the…

History

Wine and history go hand in hand in the Grampians wine region. From the labyrinth of underground tunnels built in 1865 that are The Drives at Seppelt Wines, to the historic Nursery Block within the Concongella Estate at Best’s Wines.

The Grampians region was also part of a planting resurgence to combat a potentially devastating lull in Australian wine production about 70 years ago, with several dedicated wine families planting vines that are still thriving and producing excellent wines today – a true nod to Australian viticulture that is worth a little research trip.

Climate

Long sunny days and cool nights, influenced by the elevation of the Great Dividing Range and proximity to the Southern Ocean, the mountainous Grampians region produces distinctly cool climate wines of intense varietal definition. Think spicy, aromatic reds and unforgettable light-bodied whites, perfect to enjoy in the very place they were made.

Varietals

From casual wine appreciators to serious wine collectors, there is something for everyone in this region. From Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon, to Riesling and the region’s signature varietal, Shiraz. There are both extra special bottles you’ll take home and covet until a momentous occasion and quality drops at reasonable prices, so irresistible that they must be opened right there and then.

Award-Winning Wineries

It’s hard to ignore a bottle of wine that has received a near perfect score in a wine competition – and this region is home to many award-winning drops. From the international awards of Mount Stapylton Wines and Montara to a 99-point Halliday Wine Companion award-winning Shiraz by Mount Langi Ghiran's winemaker, Adam Louder, countless awards and accolades have been won in this region. Take time to experience what inspires the winemakers to produce such quality.

The Grampians

There is nothing better than making your way around the picturesque cellar doors of the Grampians region, meeting a maker or two and indulging in a tasting over a bite to eat. With the majestic Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park as your backdrop, surrounded by hectares of vines, this really is the place to unwind and learn a bit more about your favourite wine, or discover a new one.

While you’re here, there is also delicious produce to sample, café and restaurant experiences not to be missed, breathtaking hikes to take, a zoo to visit, and ancient Aboriginal rock art to admire. The Grampians really is an adventurer’s paradise.