The Grampians wine region is home to some of the world's oldest vines. Know for dense, purple and peppery Shiraz and sparkling wines, the Grampians has been a quality wine-producing region for more than 150 years.
As you explore the undulating hills from Buangor to Halls Gap, there is plenty to discover with an abundance of wine-related experiences.
The modern cellar door at Mount Langi Ghiran frequently hosts events from roasting chestnuts in Autumn to picnics in Spring. It has received a Gourmet Traveller Wine - Star Cellar Door (Grampians) award.
Montara, only 3km from Ararat, has not only a great variety of wines for tasting, it also serves a selection of local produce and coffee at the cellar door.
In Great Western, a sub-region of the Grampians, you can discover the iconic Seppelt and Best’s wineries, whose vineyards date back to the mid 1800's.
Take a fascinating underground tour at Seppelt, awarded Gourmet Traveller Wine - best additional experience (Grampians).
The cellar door at Best's, Great Western dates back to the 1800's and includes a self-guided cellar tour. They have earned the Gourmet Traveller Wine - best large cellar door and best tasting experience (Grampians) awards.
Grampians Estate offers something for everyone with coffee and local produce. This charming cellar door has earned Gourmet Traveller - Best small cellar door and cellar door with the best food (Grampians) awards.
Only minutes from Halls Gap is Fallen Giants at Halls Gap Estate Vineyard.
According to wine critic Max Allen, the Grampians wine region in western Victoria produces some of the best shiraz in Australia.
And it doesn't need to stop there. Head to Horsham and take a 20 minute detour from town to find Barangaroo Wines and Norton Estate Wines.