The Grampians wine region is one of Australia’s most historical and acclaimed wine regions, with wineries based around Great Western, Ararat, Buangor, Moyston and Halls Gap.
The first vines were planted in 1862 on the Concongella Creek, followed closely by plantings in Great Western. By the 1880s the region was famous for its sparkling wines, but it was soon realised that the cool climate viticulture, influenced by the Grampians mountain range, could also produce wines of intense varietal definition.
Today, some of Australia’s most distinguished wine producers are active in the Grampians, experimenting with techniques and pushing boundaries.
All Grampians wines are renowned for their ageability. Shiraz is the region’s signature variety, typically displaying dense purple colour with attractive pepper spice and plum characters on the nose and palate. The region also produces crisp, delicious Riesling and flavoursome Chardonnay, alongside its famous sparkling wines produced in the traditional French styles. Pinot Gris, Cabernet, and Pinot Noir are also in abundance and showcase the region’s diversity of wine style.