Great Western

Gatherings 2022

Sat, 25 June

A fresh, outdoor, big-screen event, launching photos of local characters in the wine industry followed by the just released, award-winning film Blind Ambition.

"New Vintage"
Big Screen Event

DATE:    Sat 25th June
WHEN 5-8:30pm
WHERE:    Best’s Winery,
111 Bests Road, Great Western 
COST:   Free

Food and drink available for purchase.
Dress warmly. Bring friends and family.
BYO chair/rug.

Register here for your free ticket!

Wet weather contingency: event will be relocated to Seppelt Barrel Hall. 

PLEASE NOTE: Wet weather relocation decision will be made at 3pm on the day in the event of inclement weather. An update email will be sent but please keep your eyes peeled via social media for updates

Winner of the Audience Award at Tribeca Film Festival and Sydney Film Festival, Blind Ambition is the inspiring story of four Zimbabwean refugees who conquered the odds to become South Africa’s top sommeliers. Driven by relentless optimism, a passion for their craft and unshakeable national pride, they form Zimbabwe’s first ever wine tasting team and set their sights on the coveted title of ‘World Wine Tasting Champions’. From the moment they arrive in France to compete, this team of mavericks turns an establishment of privilege and tradition on its head. A truly uplifting documentary that celebrates just how irrepressible the human spirit can be.

View Blind Ambition trailer
Note: the film is rated M due to some coarse language.

Blind Ambition

The New Vintage exhibition captures and showcases 12 Great Western characters involved in wine-making through photography and story.

Photographer, Marcus Thomson, son of the renowned Viv Thomson of Best’s, will capture the images and freelance feature writer Lauren Mitchell will pen their stories.

The exhibition, an exciting pop-up light-box exhibition will happen at Seppelts, 36 Cemetery Road, Great Western


Friday 24th June, 5-7:00pm

Friday 24th June - 31st July

Seppelts, 36 Cemetery Road, Great Western
Seppelts Winery White room. Adjacent to drive entrance and accessed through the barrel hall.

Cellar door hours 10 -5pm 7 days a week

COST:   Free

PARTNERS:   Best’s, Seppelt

Click for the Exhibition Brochure >

Register to find out more!


We respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Custodians on all the lands we live, work and recreate.
We pay our respects to Elders past and present.