Seppelt Great Western


The Great Western winery was founded by Joseph Best in 1865. He commissioned local gold miners to tunnel the underground cellars that became known as Drives. The winery was later purchased by Ballarat businessman Hans Irvine, who produced Australia’s first sparkling Shiraz wine. Benno Seppelt took ownership of the winery in 1918 and put Great Western on the map with magnificent sparkling and exceptional table wines, particularly Shiraz. Experience the beauty of country Victoria at Seppelt’s historic winery and cellar door. Seppelt Great Western Winery is located in the heart of the Grampians against a backdrop of spectacular vineyards and mountain ranges. While at Seppelt Great Western, ensure you take the time to enjoy the winery's rustic cellar door experience, open seven days for tastings, sales or a relaxed coffee, light lunch or cheese platter. The warm hospitality at Seppelt cellar door and Drives café make a wonderful day out. Discover the home of Australia’s Sparkling Wine Heritage. Treat your guests to the best of country Victoria at Seppelt Great Western Winery. Set in the beautiful grounds of an 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 photography areas complement weddings of all sizes and styles. Let Seppelt’s Function Coordinator organise all your accommodation and transportation needs. Seppelt is surrounded by beautiful B&Bs and only a 10 minute drive from Ararat and Stawell.
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