A trip to the Grampians is not complete without a trip to the region’s original wine-making pioneers at Seppelt Great Western!
Open 7 days a week, experience the beauty of county Victoria at their historical Cellar Door for a tasting or to purchase a wine, coffee, a light lunch and step back in time underground with a tour of their heritage-listed cellars, “The Drives” - First excavated in 1868 and the longest in the southern hemisphere.
Their Drives Cafe is also open and specialises in platters for two people, and children with their “Little People’s Platter”. A selections of sweets, tea and coffee is also available, while their Cellar Door has a dedicated play are for the children. Bookings for their cafe are recommended for groups or more than 6 people.
Seppelt is home to some of the country’s most iconic wines, including their flagship St Peters Grampians Shiraz, Drumborg Vineyard Riesling, and their multi regional Chamber Shiraz; furthermore they are arguably Australia’s most renowned producer of Sparkling Shiraz - a uniquely Australian wine style for which the Seppelt Show Sparkling Shiraz sets an enviable benchmark.
Taste a wide range of highly acclaimed Seppelt wines, FREE of charge.
Seppelt is famous for their heritage listed labyrinth of underground cellars, known as “The Drives” which extend for 3km beneath their historical Great Western home.
With excavation beginning in 1868 by out-of-work miners from the early gold rush era, and continuing for more then 60 years, The Drives are the largest underground cellars in the Southern Hemisphere. Guided tours proved a fascinating glimpse into Victorian wine pioneering history.
- Daytime tours depart every hour from 11am - 3pm
- Gourmet BBQ and Night Tours
- Dine Deep in The Drives
advance bookings are essential!
Seppelt Great Western Winery operates full service events and conferencing in the Seppelt Function Centre. Venue and corporate meeting facilities can be tailored for large groups, serviced by an exceptional hospitality team. Flexible menu and wine packages include fine dining, gourmet lunch and dinners, grazing shared platters feasts, cocktail receptions and casual BBQ options. Up to fourteen people can be accommodated comfortable on the estate, with larger guest numbers placed in convention local accomodation in the townships of Great Western, Ararat and Stawell.
Seppelt Function Centre
Situated in the heart of their historic wine estate, Seppelt Function Centre incorporates multiple event spaces for large conferences, black tie functions, corporate lunches, dinners and special occasions. The 1892 Cellar is a legacy of their original winery. Built to house large wine barrels in features a traditional style with a rich jarrah floor and is perfect for larger events. The rustic charm of the reception area and private chapel are warm and inviting spaces with walls lined in oak barrels. The St Peters and Jaluka rooms offer dedicated meeting areas for smaller groups.
The 140 year old Shafthouse is home to a collection of fascinating historic memorabilia, ideal for private wine tastings and cocktail receptions. Encircled by tall date palms and scenic vine rows, a marquee on the sweeping Seppelt Lawns is perfect for large outdoor events and weddings.
Vine Lodge Historic Homestead and Gardens
The gracious splendour of Vine Lodge homestead is the ideal venue for intimate weddings, special dinners and executive meetings. Vine Lodge ballroom offers a regal setting with picturesque views across the lawns to the famous St Peters vineyard. Vine Lodge Boardroom and Dinning room features a grand old oval table that can be used for more intimate dining and smaller meetings. The Vine Lodge verandah and garden offer a tranquil setting of shade trees and manicured lawns.
The Drives Underground Cellars
Seppelt’s famous Drives are heritage-listed underground cellars and since 1892 the home of Australian sparkling wine production. With a capacity of over 3 million bottles this is the largest underground cellar in the Southern Hemisphere. A totally unique venue for grand dinners and gourmet experiences of 15 or more people.
Candlelit Drives tours are followed by an exclusive fine dinning buffet dinner in the underground Brandy Nook, where dignitaries house their private wine collections. Glass of sparkling wine on arrival with a cheese platter.
*Minimum of 15 people per booking, at $160 per person. Bookings Essential!
“THE PERFECT DAY DESERVES THE PERFECT VENUE”
Set in the beautiful grounds of the country estate, Seppelt Great Western Winery is a unique venue in which to celebrate the most important occasion of your life. A range of charming ceremony, reception and photographic locations complement weddings of all sizes and styles. Seppelt offers tailored weddings and romantic elopement packages with the confidence of expert hospitality and your own personal wedding coordinator to arrange the finer details. Let the team at Seppelt help make your special day one to remember!
Brides at Seppelt Great Western Winery benefit from exclusive use of the Bridal Retreat in the heart of the Function Venue. The graceful boudoir is the perfect room to dress for your special day and enjoy a complimentary bottle of Seppelt Fleur de Lys sparkling wine with your bridesmaids.