There are a handful of wineries worth visiting in the Grampians region, but Grampians Estate is one of the few that falls into the “must” category.
Enjoy a tasting of the vineyard’s shiraz, pinot, riesling, chardonnay from a long wooden counter. The friendly, knowledgeable staff will make sure you taste the sparkling shiraz, too. It’s the vineyard’s bestseller, responsible for about 80 per cent of sales and the winner of three trophies and two gold medals.
Outside sun-drenched tables overlook the vineyard. The staff will match your drink of choice to local produce, such as pistachio terrine from Erard’s Artisan Produce, or a cheese plate (blue cheese, double brie, triple brie). Other choices include local muscatels, apricot or apple crumble, chocolate, candied oranges and pork pâté.
In comparison to other wineries, Grampians Estate is small. But its spot on the Western Highway makes it the ideal place for a driving break if you’ve chosen to take a weekend tour of the region. Grab a glass, buy a bottle, then get back on the road.
Explore the Grampians further using our detailed Out of Town to the Grampians guide.