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.
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.
Continue west and find yourself in the cosy town of Pomonal. Don't go past Pomonal Estate for a wine, crafted beer or cider with a delicious cheese platter. Halls Gap Estate is a must do when journeying into Halls Gap - enjoy their cellar door or have a picnic on the lawn while the kids enjoy the playground.
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.