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Seppelt Wines - Great Western

Address :
Moyston Road
Great Western  VIC
Phone : 03 5361 2239 
Fax : 03 5361 2328 
Email : greatwestern.cellardoor@seppelt.com.au
Web-site : www.seppelt.com
Opening times : Daily: 10am-5pm
including public holidays
Closed Christmas Day only

Seppelts cellar doors are among the most interesting in the country. Great Western was founded in 1868 and the drives were not a result of gold-mining but rather digging out granite for building. Whatever the reason, these drives have been cool storage for sparkling wine for many decades, and worth the tour.
The wines made here are excellent especially the Vineyard Range including the excellent Show Sparkling Shiraz. These wines are worthy of any cellar.
The fortifieds and wines from South Australia are also available here.

With over a century and a half of winemaking experience, the House of Seppelt is extremely proud of its heritage and rich tradition. The historic Seppelt winery, located in Great Western is famous for its labyrinth of underground tunnels, called "The Drives", where sparkling wines have been bottle aged over the years, since 1868.

Located in Western Victoria, the "Great Western" region embraces the "Grampians" and "Avoca" grape-growing areas. The winery was purchased by Benno Seppelt in 1918, from his friend, Hans Irvine. From that time, Benno Seppelt really put Great Western on the map for it's magnificent sparkling wines and exceptional table wines, particularly Shiraz. The cellar door building is beautifully nestled in the historic Seppelt winery, set the backdrop spectacular surrounding vineyards. A visit to Seppelt Great Western cellar door will reward you with a memorable wine tasting experience and friendly hospitality - Seppelt style.

Guided Tours
A tour of the famous "Drives" and historic "Shaft House" (dating back to 1865) is thoroughly recommended. "The Drives" beneath the winery are the legacy of the pioneering Australian gold-miners. Evacuated in the 1800's from de-composed granite, this 3 km underground labyrinth of tunnels houses an impressive collection of wines for the House of Seppelt. It is here in the vaults beneath the winery that our award winning sparkling wines rest and develop. Included in the tour is the opportunity to taste up to 20 Seppelt wines.

Tour Times
Monday to Saturday: 10.30am, 1.30pm and 3.00pm.
Sunday: 10.30am, 1.30pm and 3.00pm (Only during Victorian school holidays and public holiday weekends).
$12.00 adults and $5.00 for school aged children.

Wine Tourism
Seppelt are happy to work with you in developing personalised wine tourism programs.