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The Great Western Primary School

Established in 1867, The Great Western Primary school is a small rural school located between the townships of Ararat and Stawell in Western Victoria. The students have been undertaking classes each week courtesy of the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation
Wineries

Seppelt Wines

A visit to the Grampians is not complete without a trip to the region’s original winemaking pioneers at Seppelt Great Western. Open seven days a week, experience the beauty

Grampians Estate Winery

Grampians Estate has emerged as one of the Grampians region’s premier boutique wineries. With its elegant cool-climate shiraz and sparkling shiraz leading the way, the winery produces a wide

Miners Ridge

Nestled on a gentle ridge in the foothills of South Western Victoria’s Grampians region, Miners Ridge Winery is home to some of the region’s finest wines. It’s

ATR Wines

By combining global winemaking experience with a regional flavour, ATR is bringing a bold and pioneering winemaking approach to the cool-climate Grampians. Breaking the mould with cutting edge blends from
History

Seppelt Wines Flashback

The Seppelt Great Western winery was founded in 1865 by Joseph Best, when he commissioned miners to tunnel underground cellars, known as the “Drives”   In 1888, following Joseph Best’s

Great Western - A Wine Village with 23 Hotels

From very early gold mining days, the little village of Great Western has had an extensive association with hotels and wineries. Even though Great Western is known as the wine

Did you know that Great Western almost lost its name?

The amazing volunteers at the Stawell Historical Society have stumbled across a very interesting article, dated the 7th July 1904 that was published in the Stawell News. This amazing piece

Seppelt Underground Cellars

Beneath the surface of Seppelt Wines in Great Western is over 3km of hand dug cellars that are between 6 - 8 metres in depth. Underground, behind this locked gate