Grampians Wine Region

by admin on June 20, 2011

Australian Wine Review – The Grampians

 

With it’s historic winemaking legacy,  the outstanding beauty of the rough hewn mountain peaks of Grampians make a perfect backdrop for the renowned birthplace of Australia’s sparkling wine enterprise.

Founded back in the 1860′s the Great Western wine region shares it’s name with the most well known,  internationally award winning of all Australia’s sparkling wines. Visitors can also go on a candlelight tour of Seppelt’s hidden treasury of underground tunnels decked with bottle age wines,  tasting rooms and elaborate dinner settings all adorned in the silky, black lace-like French mould. Or one can visit the charming, rustic red gum slab tasting room at Best’s Great Western cellar door.

Grampians wine region has a distribution of wineries and vineyards are located around the townships of Great Western, Halls Gap and Buangor as well as around the city of Ararat. Grampions is noted for it’s distinguished table wines diversified between it’s rich riesling, shiraz, chardonnay, pinot noir, cabernet sauvignon and merlot.

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