12 Must-Visit Wineries in the Grampians [2024]

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Discover the beautiful wineries to visit in the Grampians, Victoria— the perfect romantic getaway for wine-loving couples under four hours from Melbourne.

The Grampians region in Victoria is a haven for wine lovers and those seeking a romantic escape surrounded by nature. With its charming boutique wineries, breathtaking landscapes, and exquisite wines, the Grampians offers a unique and unforgettable experience.

Nature lovers are charmed by the Grampians for its dramatic high sandstone peaks and stunning natural beauty, but it’s also a region that proudly holds over 150 years of wine-making history and is home to some of Australia’s most exceptional wines.

There are dozens of wineries to be found in the undulating landscape of the Grampians, but to make it easier for you, we’ve chosen 12 of the loveliest wineries ranging from well-known establishments to boutique gems, complete with delightful tasting sessions along the way.

Accommodation options range from villas to cottages, caravan parks to motels, and cute B&Bs, so go ahead and start planning your next Grampians gourmet getaway!

Pomonal Estate

The Grampian Wineries - Promonal Estate

Located in the heart of the Grampians, Pomonal Estate is a charming boutique winery that has quickly gained a reputation for its exceptional wines and culinary offerings. The winery offers wine tastings and boasts a kitchen serving fresh seasonal produce. From delectable dishes to exquisite wines, Pomonal Estate provides a complete sensory experience for visitors.

The estate also features a microbrewery and cider house, making it a versatile destination for groups of all kinds. Conveniently located just a 10-minute drive from Halls Gap, Pomonal Estate is easily accessible and welcomes visitors from Wednesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and seven days a week during Victorian school holidays.

Seppelt Great Western

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Seppelt Great Western is a must-visit destination for those seeking a traditional Grampians winery experience. Renowned for its high-quality wines, Seppelt allows wine aficionados to indulge in tastings from over 20 hand-picked wines. But what sets Seppelt apart is its fascinating underground tour of the National Trust classified ‘Drives.’ This 50-minute tour takes you through three kilometres of historical underground tunnels, providing a glimpse into the winery’s rich heritage.

Located just a short drive from Halls Gap, Seppelt Wines Great Western is easily accessible and open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The tours depart hourly between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., allowing visitors to immerse themselves in the history and craftsmanship behind the wines.

Best’s Great Western Winery

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Step back in time at Best’s Great Western Winery, one of the oldest wineries in the Grampians region. With its preserved original nursery block and hand-dug cellars from 1866, Best’s Great Western is a testament to the region’s wine-making heritage. The winery is home to some of the world’s oldest and rarest vines, making it a truly unique destination for wine lovers.

Best’s Great Western visitors can explore the underground cellars, embark on wine tours, or relax and enjoy a ‘Pick a Platter’ cheese board while sampling their exquisite red wines.

In recognition of its exceptional value, Best’s Great Western was awarded the ‘Best Value Winery in Australia’ in 2021. The winery is just a 2.5-hour drive from Melbourne, accessible via the M8 Western Highway. Best’s Great Western welcomes guests from Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Sundays, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Summer) and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Winter).

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Mount Langi Ghiran Vineyard

Mount Langi Ghiran Winery
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Mount Langi Ghiran Vineyard is nestled in the Grampians and offers a breathtaking winery experience. With its granite cliffs, deep red soils, and panoramic views, it is often regarded as one of Australia’s most beautiful vineyard sites. The estate specialises in exclusive small-batch wine tastings, allowing visitors to savour the unique flavours of their wines in a tranquil and picturesque setting.

The cellar door at Mount Langi Ghiran Vineyard is open from Friday to Monday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., providing ample time for visitors to explore the expansive grounds and indulge in their signature Langi Shiraz. Tasting options include standard tastings for $10 and premium Shiraz tastings for $15, which are complimentary with a bottle purchase. Additionally, visitors can enhance their experience with a ‘Wine & Cheese Flight’ or pre-order a picnic box for a leisurely stroll through the vineyard.

Fallen Giants Vineyard

The Grampian Wineries - Fallen Giants Vineyard

For those seeking an affordable yet exceptional wine experience in Halls Gap, Fallen Giants Vineyard is the perfect choice. Established in 1969, this winery focuses on producing outstanding cool-climate wines.

The name “Fallen Giants” derives from Indigenous dreamtime stories, reflecting the winery’s commitment to land and history. With its organic farming methods and dedication to sustainability, Fallen Giants Vineyard offers a unique and eco-friendly wine-tasting experience.

Visitors to Fallen Giants Vineyard can enjoy $5 wine tastings, which are complimentary with a bottle purchase. The winery also provides food platters and single glasses of wine for those looking for a light bite. Open from Wednesday to Friday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday to Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., the vineyard even features a playground for children, making it a family-friendly destination in the Grampians.

Grampians Estate Winery

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If you’re looking for a boutique winery experience in Halls Gap, Grampians Estate Winery should be on your list. Renowned for its sparkling Shiraz and cool climate Shiraz, this winery has been awarded a James Halliday ‘5 red star’ rating and has won 54 wine-related trophies. Grampians Estate offers a diverse range of wines to please every palate.

Located near Great Western on the Western Highway, the Grampians Cellar Door is open daily from 10 a.m., providing ample opportunities to indulge in exceptional wines. But that’s not all – the winery also boasts a café recognised as the ‘Cellar Door with the Best Food in the Grampians’ by Gourmet Traveller WINE. So, whether you’re craving a glass of wine or a delectable meal, Grampians Estate Winery has you covered.

Montara Wines

Situated 350 meters above sea level on the eastern slopes of Mt Chalambar, Montara Wines offers a unique winery experience in the Grampians. Established in 1970, Montara focuses on meticulous vineyard practices that result in low yields and intense fruit concentration. As a result, their wines, including Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Shiraz, are a true reflection of the terroir and the winemakers’ passion.

Montara Wines offers visitors the chance to explore a diverse collection of wines and experience the unique flavours that come from this elevated vineyard. Additionally, the winery hosts special events like ‘Wine Down Friday’ on the first Friday of every month, where guests can celebrate great wine, local food, and good music.

Pierrepoint Winery

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Located in the foothills of Mount Pierrepoint, in the southern Grampians, Pierrepoint Winery offers a truly unique winery experience. This winery is known for its commitment to organic farming methods, ensuring that the wines produced are of the highest quality and free from chemicals or pesticides. In a bid to maintain a natural balance, Pierrepoint Winery incorporates geese, ducks, and chickens to control pests naturally, creating a sustainable and eco-friendly environment.

At Pierrepoint Winery, you can indulge in a range of wines, including Nick’s Pick Pinot Gris, Alexandra Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Sparkling Pinot Gris, and the Lacey Dessert Pinot Gris. Moreover, visitors can stay at the Pinot Suite, a self-contained farm stay overlooking the extensive garden and 18-acre vineyard. Immerse yourself in nature, enjoy the tranquillity of the surroundings, and savour Pierrepoint Winery’s exquisite wines.

Mountainside Winery

Mountainside Winery
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Nestled at the southeastern end of the Grampians wine region, Mountainside Winery provides a truly memorable winery experience. With its stunning views of Mount Cole and its hand-tended, hand-picked wines, Mountainside captures the region’s essence. The winery’s focus on Shiraz, Viognier, and Nebbiolo varieties results in wines that truly reflect the terroir and the winemakers’ dedication.

Mountainside Winery also features The Shed Café, where visitors can indulge in grazing platters and light meals made with fresh, seasonal ingredients. Mountainside Wines offers half-day chauffeur-driven wine tours, a four-wheel-drive bush experience, and even a ‘Big Cruiser’ motorbike ride for those who want to explore the area without driving. So, whether you’re a wine lover or an adventure seeker, Mountainside Winery has something for everyone.

Miners Ridge Winery

Miners Ridge Winery Grampians
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Miners Ridge Winery is a hidden gem that has recently transitioned from supplying grapes to larger wineries to producing its own hand-selected, medium-bodied wines. Each bottle is made from the vineyard’s best crops, ensuring wine lovers enjoy a unique and memorable experience. At Miners Ridge Winery, you can enjoy informal wine tastings, take vineyard walks and talks to learn more about the wine-making process, and even stay on-site at their accommodation.

Located about 10 minutes north of Ararat, this winery operates by appointment only, providing visitors with an intimate and personalised experience. If you’re looking for a unique and off-the-beaten-path winery, Miners Ridge Winery is a must-visit destination in the Grampians.

Norton Estate Winery

Located between the Grampians and Mount Arapiles, Norton Estate Winery is known for producing some of Australia’s finest boutique wines. The winery takes pride in aging its reds in high-quality French and American oak barrels for 18 months before bottling, resulting in exceptional quality and complex wines. Their flagship wine, the Arapiles Run Shiraz, is a must-taste, along with other offerings like Norton Estates Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Sauvignon Blanc.

While Norton Estate Winery is located in a remote area, the journey to reach this hidden gem is well worth it. Open on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the winery’s remote location contributes to disease and pest-free environment, allowing the true flavours of the grapes to shine through.

Barangaroo Boutique Wines

Situated in Lower Norton, Barangaroo Boutique Wines offers a unique winery experience with stunning mountain scenery. The winery boasts an extensive range of wines, allowing visitors to explore a variety of flavours and styles. From crisp whites to bold reds, there’s something to suit every palate at Barangaroo Boutique Wines.

In addition to the exceptional wines, the winery offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains, creating a truly immersive and picturesque experience. Soak in the beauty of the landscape while sipping on a glass of wine, and let yourself be captivated by the magic of the Grampians.

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