Tasting bench in the Cellar Door

Cellar Door

A visit to the Grampians is not complete without a trip to the region’s original winemaking pioneers at Seppelt Great Western.

Open seven days a week, experience the beauty of country Victoria at our historic cellar door for a tasting or to purchase wine, coffee, a light lunch or cheese platter, and step back in time underground with a tour of our heritage-listed cellars, “The Drives” – first excavated in 1868 and the longest in the southern hemisphere.

Bottles of Great Western Riesling on a shelf

Tastings

Wine Tasting and Sales

With a tradition of winemaking excellence dating back to 1851, sample some of the best of Victorian wine at our cellar door - from the cool Grampians country, the wild Henty hinterland and the famous Cambrian soils of Heathcote; our esteemed portfolio showcases the unique personalities of some of Victoria’s finest vineyards.



We are home to some of the country’s most iconic wines including our flagship St Peters Grampians Shiraz, Drumborg Vineyard Riesling, and our multiregional Chalambar Shiraz; furthermore we are arguably Australia’s most renowned producer of Sparkling Shiraz – a uniquely Australian wine style for which the Seppelt Show Sparkling Shiraz sets an enviable benchmark.



 

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Tours

Seppelt is famous for our heritage listed labyrinth of underground cellars, known as “The Drives” which wind for three kilometers beneath our historic Great Western home. With excavation beginning in 1868 by out-of-work miners from the early gold rush era, and continuing for over 60 years, The Drives are the largest underground cellars in the Southern Hemisphere. Guided tours provide a fascinating glimpse into Victorian wine pioneering history.

You can choose from several different tours:

• Daytime tours every hour from 11am-4pm each day

• Gourmet BBQ and Night Tours

• Dine Deep in The Drives (2 different packages)

Advance bookings are essential

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Functions

Seppelt Great Western Winery operates full service events and conferencing in the Seppelt Function Centre. Venue and corporate meeting facilities can be tailored for large groups, serviced by an exceptional hospitality team. Flexible menu and wine packages include fine dining, gourmet lunch and dinners, grazing shared platter feasts, cocktail receptions and casual BBQ options. Up to fourteen people can be accommodated comfortably on the estate, with larger guest numbers placed in convenient local accommodation in the townships of Great Western, Ararat and Stawell.

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Weddings

The Perfect Day Deserves the Perfect Venue

Set in the beautiful grounds of a historic country estate, Seppelt Great Western Winery is a unique venue in which to celebrate the most important occasion of your life. A range of charming ceremony, reception and photographic locations complement weddings of all sizes and styles. Seppelt offers tailored wedding and romantic elopement packages with the confidence of expert hospitality and your own personal wedding coordinator to arrange the finer details. Let us help make your special day one to remember.

Brides at Seppelt Great Western Winery benefit from exclusive use of the Bridal Retreat in the heart of the Function Venue. The graceful boudoir is the perfect room to dress for your special day and enjoy a complimentary bottle of Seppelt Fleur de Lys sparkling wine with your bridesmaids.

Accommodation

Vine Lodge 

Seppelt's magnificent Vine Lodge historic homestead has three generous bedrooms and can accommodate up to 7 people.  Experience the opulence of the era and enjoy the unique ambience of our vineyards and manicured lawns.

Bests Cottage 

Built in the 1860s, Bests cottage is the original home of the founder Joseph Best.  This cottage has a beautiful feel of history and elegance, sleeping 5.

Winemaker Quarters 

Originally the home of the Operations Manager, Winemakers Quarters was converted into temporary accommodation for the visiting winemakers during the busy vintage periods.  Now available for visitor accommodation, this self contained 3 bedroom home with large living and dining areas can accommodate 6, with different sleeping arrangements easily catered for.

Bookings: 

All booking enquiries via Cellar Door (03) 5361 2239 or visit airbnb Great Western (www.airbnb.com.au)

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