05 Nov GRAMPIANS + HENTY WINERIES
BEST’S GREAT WESTERN
One of Australia’s oldest wineries, established in 1866, Best’s Great Western crafts extraordinary wines of elegance and longevity. With the winemaking philosophy that great wines are made in the vineyard, Best’s avoid the overpowering use of oak or additional treatments; instead, the team prefers to let the fantastic fruit from Great Western tell the story.
The property retains much of its original heritage with the original hand dug cellars and original Nursery Block still intact today. In fact, one of the vines planted in the Nursery Block has defied identification and is thought to exist nowhere else in the world.
All aspects of making the winemaking are handled on site at Best’s Great Western, allowing the winemakers to have full control over quality. Best’s wines strive to express the region fully through vines and vintage. The wines are exceptional, food-friendly, elegant and approachable. Join us for our Wine Program on Thursday the 7th November from 5pm- 7pm for a taste of Best’s.
HOCHKIRCH + TARRINGTON
With growing season temperatures similar to those in Burgundy, John and Jennifer Nagorcka have implemented a high-density planting pattern at Hochkirch, focusing on pinot noir, with lesser quantities of riesling, chardonnay, shiraz and semillon. The winery has seen a move to certified biodynamic viticulture and the vines are not irrigated.
At Tarrington Vineyards, the grape growing and winemaking practices are very similar to those you would find in the Burgundy region. Established in 1993, the team at Tarrington have taken their time to plant just two varieties (chardonnay and pinot noir), and there has been no rush to bring the vineyard into production.
Tarrington’s exemplary wines can be found on a thoroughly impressive collection of Vic’s top restaurant wine lists.
Join us for a taste of these two fantastic wineries on the 14th of November from 5pm – 7pm, when we will be exploring both Hochkirch and Tarrington as part of our Wine Program.
Presiding over gently undulating grazing lands with sprawling forests in the distance, Crawford River has paved the way for the industry in what is traditionally a wool, beef and dairy region. The winery atop the hill and the vineyard hugging the slope nestled in the midst of a large sheep and cattle station that John’s great-grandfather settled in 1884.
A relatively new operation at just 44 years old, Crawford River’s vineyards are maintained without the use of herbicides or insecticides. In addition, all picking, pruning, leaf-plucking and shoot thinning are done by hand. It is this meticulous attention to detail that sees the winery producing some of the best Riesling and Cabernet Sauvignon in the region. You’ll also find smaller plantings of Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc on site.
All Crawford River wines are crafted exclusively from hand-picked, hand-selected fruit grown at the estate vineyard, whereupon they are vinified and bottled on site. The minimal interference and movement during vinification allows the fruit to naturally express the special terroir of the region.
Crawford River Wines will be joining us for our Wine Program on the 28th November from 5pm – 7pm. Our Wine Program is free and open to wine lovers of all experience and knowledge.
All the makers listed above will be joining us at Edwin throughout the month to discuss their approach to wine-making, and to give you a taste of their range. Make sure you’re signed up to our Wine Club for more information. You can sign up HERE.