‘Killing a little village’: locals react to announcement of Seppelt Great Western winery closure
The closure of Treasury Wine Estates’ Seppelt winery near Great Western will leave a significant hole in the region, locals say. Treasury has announced it will stop operations at the 150-year-old winery in Victoria’s Grampians region in the next several months. The winery, which was started in 1865 by Joseph Best, is one Victoria’s oldest. Best known for producing its sparkling wines — matured in its famous 3km-long underground cellars known as the Drives — Seppelt was once Australia’s largest winery.