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The Grampians wine region is located between the southern tip of the Great Dividing Range and the 360-million-year-old Geriwerd (Grampians National Park), two hours west of Melbourne, Victoria. The grapes are renowned for their complexity, and are a drawcard for winemakers and wine-lovers. Here, historic cellar doors with some of Australia’s oldest vines are juxtaposed with up-and-coming winemakers starting new wineries and pushing boundaries. While shiraz is king of grapes in the Grampians, alternative varieties are gaining momentum. Enjoy spectacular views, indulge in intimate winery experiences, discover Australian wine history and interact with nature, from eagles to emus.  NANCY PANTER

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Fallen Giants

Star Cellar Door

(03) 5356 4252
fallengiants.com.au

Australia’s best young red wine, the Jimmy Watson-winning 2019 Fallen Giants Shiraz on tasting? Yes please! Sitting on the deck at Fallen Giants is a must-do when visiting the Grampians wine region. The white, Mediterranean-style cellar door of this award-winning boutique winery is nestled between its organic vineyard and old gum trees. Only a stone’s-throw from Halls Gap, Fallen Giants boasts breath-taking views of Geriwerd (Grampians National Park), from where it takes its name. The high-quality wines available on tasting (including the 2021 Jimmy Watson winner) all hail from the family-owned organic vineyard. A local produce platter, available from the cellar door, pairs beautifully with the crisp estate grown riesling. If red meat with your shiraz is more your style, you can BYO supplies for the BBQ on the estate. Picnic blankets are also available to enjoy other areas of the property.

TOP DROP: 2019 Fallen Giants FG Shiraz, A$35

MOUNT LANGI GHIRAN
BEST LARGE CELLAR DOOR

(03) 5359 4400
langi.com.au

ATR WINES
BEST SMALL CELLAR DOOR

0457 922 400
atrwines.com.au

POMONAL ESTATE
CELLAR DOOR WITH BEST FOOD

0448 983 248
pomonalestate.com.au 

BEST'S GREAT WESTERN
BEST TASTING EXPERIENCE

(03) 5356 2250
bestswines.com

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