Do your best to avoid being designated driver as you guzzle your way through Great Western's pioneering wineries.
Great Western wines
See the gnarled grape vines first planted in Great Western in 1863, placing the area at the forefront of one of Australia's internationally renowned wine-growing regions.
Go underground at pioneering wineries Seppelt and Best's. Explore the hand-dug 1860s cellars with the intriguing original barrels at Best's, and take one of the popular tours of Seppelt's underground 'drives'.
A village built on wine
Make sure you try the famous sparkling shiraz from Grampians Estate. Taste local fare at the cellar doors, then explore Great Western village's old churches and see the old toll gate.
Plan your visit for January and join the festivities at the Great Western Cup, one of the region's most popular horse racing events.