The short answer is HEAPS ! Great Western, the wine and food village of the Grampians is going to be a hive of activity with plenty to entertain everyone.

Friday 1st November 2019

Friday night at the Great Western Hotel, join in with the locals for their weekly Happy Hours from 5 - 7pm. The Great Western Hotel is located right in the heart of Great Western! You can't miss it as you drive though. It's open 7 days a week from 11am until 11pm - More details here.

Each and every Friday night at the Great Western Hotel you can join in Happy Hours 5 - 7pm

Saturday 2nd November 2019

LIVE MUSIC at Seppelt Wines with Dave Nicholson playing on the Seppelt stage from 12 non - 4pm - Admission is FREE. More details here.

The ultimate dining experience underground at Seppelt Wines 

UNDERGROUND DINING - Progressive Dining Experience at Seppelt Wines. This is the perfect event if you love history, wine and food. This will be a dining experience you will never forget but be quick - ticket sales end at 6pm Friday 1st November 2019 and MUST be pre-purchased. Grab your ticket here.

Sunday 3rd November 2019

LIVE MUSIC at Seppelt Wines with the SOUNDS OF SEPPELT. Massive FREE music event on the lawns of Seppelt Wines in Great Western from 2pm - 11:30pm. This years lineup includes Michael Conte, The Double Agents, Sleepless Night (Dave Nicholson & Mud Madex) and No Mistake. More details are here.  The Great Western Bus will be roaming around to pick you up and bring you home - schedule is here.

Live music at Seppelt Wines this Melbourne Cup long weekend.

MARKET - The Great Western Makers Market will be on at the Great Western Hall between 10am - 2pm. Free entry and the hall will be full on amazing wares, perfect for Christmas presents.  The "Toll Gate: cafe will also be open in the Hall. More details here.

Great Western Market is on this Sunday the 3rd November 2019

LIVE MUSIC - Best's Wines. The amazing Kessia Brooke will be performing on the lawns at Best's Wines between 1pm - 5pm. Come along, have a glass of Best's wines and cheese plate or BYO picnic. More details here.

Monday 4th November 2019

LIVE MUSIC - Chris Meek at Seppelt Wines. Chris has crossed the Tasman to play on the lawns of Seppelt Great Western between 12 noon - 4pm. More details here.

LIVE MUSIC - DUMPLINGS at Best's Wines between 12 noon - 5pm. The Double Agents will be performing and Victor the dumpling man will be on hand with his food truck to fill your stomachs with delicious dumplings. More details here.

Best's Wines in Great Western will be open all weekend 

FUNDRAISER - The Great Western Hotel from 6pm.  A Keg of Great Northern will be tapped in at 6pm and you can decide what to pay for your pots of Great Northern. There will be a tub on the bar and you can pay whatever you want, be it $5 or $50 knowing that every single cent will be donated to the struggling farmers in Australia. More details here.  

Come and drink beer to do good this Monday night - 4th November 2019. 

MELBOURNE CUP CALCUTTA & SWEEP DRAW - from 6pm at the Great Western Hotel. Tickets will be on sale from 6pm with the raffle drawn happening at 7:30pm. Auction will happen at 8pm to get your horse for the race that stops the nation. More details here.


WINE TASTINGS - Seppelt Wines. Open from 10am - 5pm with tastings and wine sales. Tours into the Seppelt Historic underground cellars leave from the Seppelt Cellar Door at 11am, 12 noon, 1pm, 2pm & 3pm. Cost for tour is $15 for an adult, $10 for concession and free for children. More details on Seppelt Wines is here.

Seppelt Wines is open all Melbourne Cup long weekend. 

WINE TASTINGS - Best's Wines. Open all weekend from 10am - 5pm. The Great Western range is available for free tastings. Premium tastings are available and must be pre-booked.  To book and for more information please click here.

Best's Wines open for tastings all weekend!

WINE TASTINGS - Grampians Estate. Open all weekend from 10am - 5pm. Taste the amazing collection of Grampians Estate wines with tastings and sales available all weekend. Be sure you ask them about their recent awards. More details on Grampians Estate is available here.  

Grampians Estate is open all weekend for tastings and sales. 

WINE TASTINGS - ATR Wines. Open all weekend 1pm - 5pm. Adam will be opening the amazing "The Growers Series" of 2017 Shiraz. Other wines also available for tastings and sale. For more information on ATR Wines is available here.

"The Grower Series" available for tastings this weekend at ATR Wines in Great Western 

WINE TASTINGS - Miners Ridge. Open all weekend 10am - 5pm. Great Western's newest winery cellar doors will be open. Art Exhibition and sales featuring Val Toomey acrylics and oils. For more information on Miners Ridge, please click here.

Great Western's newest cellar doors will be open at Miners Ridge in Great Western this weekend. 

ART EXHIBITION - Best's Wines. Alternate Art Exhibition featuring multiple locals artists will be open from 10am - 5pm all weekend. More details available here.

EAT - Salingers Cafe. The amazing Salinger's will be open all weekend from 7am until 4pm. Known for their amazing coffee and all day breakfasts, it's a must visit. Lunch menu available from 11:30am every day. Call 5356211 to book your table. More details and menus available here.

Salingers is open all Melbouren Cup long weekend.

EAT - Great Western Hotel. Open 11am - 11pm 7 days a week. Amazing pubs meals available 7 days a week for both lunch and dinner. Massive regional wine list with every bottle available for $35 each. Huge beer garden and plenty of cold beer. To book call 53562270 and to find out more information, please click here.

The Great Western hotel is open 7 days a week. Bottleshop - ice - meals available for both lunch and dinner 7 days week. 

EAT - Steel Cutters Cottage. Open lunch Friday & Saturday. A truly unique regional food and wine experience. Bookings call 53562486. More details on Steel Cutters Cottage is available here.

Steel Cutters Cottage in Great Western