Great Western is located at the foothill of the Grampians National Park, a part of Western Victoria. Our region is an escape for adventure and experiences. Only a few hours from Melbourne, about half way between Adelaide and Melbourne, the Grampians is one of Victoria’s most popular holiday destination.
The village of Great Western is located on the Western Highway, between Stawell and Ararat, just a short 25 minutes drive from Halls Gap. The Grampians vineyards produce some of the highest award winning wines in Australia, with Great Western being a sub-region of the Grampians Wine region, has the highest concentration of wineries in the Grampians region.
Great Western is brimming full of historic and boutique wineries, Salingers Café with it’s own kitchen garden, our old fashioned country pub and you can experience something you can’t anywhere else in Australia, underground fine dining in the historic Seppelt Cellars.
Wineries with cellar doors in Great Western are Seppelt Wines, Best’s Wines, Grampians Estate, ATR Wines and Miners Ridge. There are other wineries with vineyards in and around Great Western, but may not have cellar doors. Great news through… all Grampians Wineries have wines available at the Great Western Hotel! Check out the list of wines currently available here.
Salingers Café is located straight across the road from the Great Western Hotel. The Fully licensed café is open 7 days a week, from 8am until 4pm.
Salingers Chefs love fresh produce, and you will often see them slip out into the Salingers Kitchen Garden, that you can see from the outside dining area. The Salinger Building has a very long history in Great Western. The building was built in 1899, where Emmanuel Salinger and his family operated a General Store from the building until the 1940’s.
Salingers is now a juxtaposition – the historic building, its exposed brick walls and timber floors and the modern dining experience you can enjoy.
For more information on Salingers and to view their menu, please click on the link below
In 1863, the very first vines were planted in the Grampians Region, in Seppelt Wine’s historic St. Peters vineyard.
Over 150 years later, the St Peters vineyard is still producing award winning Shiraz. Seppelt wines in Great Western is the home to the longest underground cellars in Australia. The cellars are still open and tours are available underground 7 days a week. For more information on the collection of Seppelt Wines available for tasting and to book your underground tours please click on the link below.
Best’s Wines began it’s story in Great Western in 1866 and still is proud to have one of Australia’s oldest and most significant vineyard.
This Great Western winery has only ever been owned by two families, The Best Family and the Thomson Family who have owned the winery since 1920. Best’s Wines are highly celebrated and awarded, and being awarded as Australia’s Best Value winery in 2021 in the Halliday Wine Companion. For more information and to book your tasting at amazing Great Western wines, please click on the link below.
Grampians boutique winery, Grampians Estate Cellar Door is located on the Western Highway and open 7 days a week.
Owned by Guthrie family, Sarah and Tom love sharing their wines and their story with visitors to the Grampians region. Some of the Grampians Estate vineyard includes shiraz vines that date back to 1878 and Riesling vines that are over 100 years old. To find out more about Grampians Estate Winery, please click on the link below.
Adam Richardson, from ATR Wines has worked his way around the corporate wine world, and decided that Great Western was the place to wedge in his chockstone.
Adam’s story, his bold winemaking approach to the Grampians cool-climate wines has had phenomenal results, that need to be experienced. He thinks outside the square with his modern approach to traditional varieties. To find out more, please click on the link below
Nestled on a gentle ridge in the foothills of the Grampians Wine region, Andrew and Katrina Toomey produce very special, boutique wines.
The have grown grapes for other wineries for many years, and keep small parcels of the finest fruit and craft wines to reflect the site. Miners Ridge wines are created with a medium-bodied wine and are available for tasting in their cellar door. To find out more, please click on the link below