WINERIES, BREWERIES & CIDERIES
There are dozens of historic and boutique wineries scattered across the undulating Grampians and Henty wine-making regions in Western Victoria. From an award-winning red to a vibrant white - Western Victoria has it all. Visit local cellar doors and meet passionate winemakers, hear their stories and let the amazing variety of wines tantalise your tastebuds.
The Grampians wine region is best known for its dense, purple and peppery Shiraz and sparkling wines. When in Ararat, stop in at Mt Langi Ghiran and Montara for a great cellar door experience and a wander through the vines. Halls Gap Estate is a must do when in Halls Gap - enjoy their cellar door or have a picnic on the lawn while the kids enjoy the playground.
In Great Western, you can discover the iconic Seppelt and Best’s wineries, whose vineyards date back to the mid 1800s. Grampians Estate is the place to stop to also enjoy some accompanying local produce. Tour Seppelt’s fascinating underground cellar, or take part in a regional wine tour with a local tour operator. Head further west and you'll discover the delightful Barangaroo Boutique Wines and Norton's Estate.
In the region’s southern Henty wine region, you’ll find a fabulous Pinot Noir. Head to Pierrepoint Wines, near Hamilton in the south, for a relaxing cellar door experience.
Local producers are proud of their specialist meat, organic vegetables, free range eggs, sheep’s milk yoghurt, honey and pink salt from our historic salt lakes. Olive groves, such as Red Rock Olives and Grampians Olive Co. (Toscana) create a striking landscape and award winning olive products and experience locally grown chick peas, capers and lentils.
Local chefs thrive on integrating seasonal produce into their menus, including the award-winning Royal Mail Hotel in Dunkeld, one of Australia’s top dining destinations.