Grampians Estate has established an iconic reputation for its cool-climate peppery shiraz. It sits alongside other great names within the Grampians Wine Region; Seppelts, Mount Langi Ghiran, and Best’s, the current holder of the famed ‘Jimmy Watson’ Trophy.
Two vineyards provide the secret to its success: the eight acre Mafeking vineyard, first planted in 1989, is located south of the Great Dividing Range alongside the Grampians National Park, whilst the Great Western St Ethels vineyard features some 130 year-old shiraz vines.
Tom and Sarah Guthrie and their team nurture their shiraz, chardonnay and riesling vines with the goal to produce the best premium wines from their onsite winery. Grampians Estate has fast become one of the region’s leading boutique wineries with an impressive list of awards, including 30 trophies since 2002. Notable awards include Best Shiraz at the 2002 Victorian Wine Show, Best Shiraz at the 2005 National Wine Show and Winestate Magazine ‘Best Sparkling’ for 2010.
In 2012 trophies were awarded for the 2008 Rutherford Sparkling Shiraz and 2006 St Ethels Shiraz, whilst the recently released 2009 Streeton Reserve Shiraz was rated 96 by James Halliday. Grampians Estate Great Western Wine Centre offers the full range of award-winning Grampians Estate wines complimented by cheese platters and espresso coffee. Local produce including Mt Zero, Nhill Billies and Great Western Olives.