For more information, or to make a reservation, contact your dedicated Luxury Specialist:
1800 837 204
Join us for an intimate long weekend filled with a bounty of wine.
Rub shoulders with some highly sought-after winemakers whose creations have earned national and international acclaim and our on-site influential wine critic and author Jeremy Oliver, who will take you on an exclusive journey through an extensive list of wines where you will taste, learn and engage. Paired with culinary creations from our talented Head Chef Mark Jensen and surrounded by paradise, it is an event not to be missed.
Winemakers & Dates:
Best’s Great Western – January 20th - 22nd
Wine Series Itinerary:Day 1: Saturday
- Wine tasting with guest winemaker and Jeremy Oliver
- Showcasing of the Lizard Island Wine Cellar with Champagne on arrival
- Dinner with matched wines
Day 2: Sunday
- Champagne breakfast
- Pre-dinner drinks on the beach
- Degustation dinner with 10 matched wines
Wine Series Package Inclusions:
- All gourmet meals and deluxe picnic hampers for private beach outings
- Unlimited non-alcoholic beverages, a fine selection of wine, beer, basic spirits and Champagne
- In-room mini bar, restocked daily
- Unlimited use of motorised dinghies, stand-up paddle boards, clearview kayaks and snorkel equipment for the duration of your stay
- Wine tasting hosted by a special guest winemaker
- Showcasing of the wine cellar including tastings
- Pre-dinner drinks on the beach
- Degustation dinner with matched wines on your final night
- Your choice of either:
- A half hour spa treatment
- Turtle tour
- Inner reef trip for 2 people
- All from $2,032 per room, per night, based on twin share (wine tastings, exclusive dinners and bonus experiences are only $200 and included in the total price)
For more information or to make a reservation, contact our Luxury Reservations Specialists:
T 1800 837 204 (Toll Free within Australia)
T +1 (716) 276 0104 (from outside Australia)
T 844 833 7862 (Toll Free from within the United States)
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Meet the Winemakers
Meet Jeremy Oliver
Jeremy Oliver is one of Australia’s foremost wine writers and presenters and this country’s with over 32 years’ experience in the industry. He is a widely read and fully independent wine commentator whose words are published in several countries and languages. In late 2005 he was named the inaugural Wine Writer of the Year by the widely circulated Australian Wine Selector magazine.
He has hosted most of the leading wine events in Australia including the Maurice O’Shea Awards. Today Jeremy Oliver works internationally in an ambassadorial capacity for Australian wine, having forged close relationships with Austrade, Wine Australia, the Victorian Government and Lizard Island.
Jeremy believes that his technical background, the regular opportunities he enjoys to fine-tune his palate with the best in the business, his work ethic (he tastes thousands of wines each year) and his constantly renewed enthusiasm for wine will create many future opportunities to contribute to the understanding and enjoyment of wine throughout the world.
Jeremy’s contribution to the resort has enhanced the Lizard Island wine and dine experience.
Find out more about Jeremy.
Wine Series with Best’s Great Western – January 20th - 22nd
With our first beginnings in 1866, Best’s Great Western is home to some of Australia’s oldest and most significant vineyards producing world-class wines for over 148 years in Victoria’s Great Western region.
As one of Australia’s oldest and continuously family owned and operated wineries, they have crafted extraordinary and iconic wines of elegance and longevity. Owned by just two families since 1866, the Best family who founded the winery, and today, their vision lives on through our family, the Thomson’s, having purchased the property after Henry Best’s death in 1920.
The Grampians has enjoyed a long history of viticulture dominated by production of red wines of longevity, elegance and power. Silky smooth Shiraz with flavours and aromas of red cherry, plum, spice and pepper is typical of the regional style.