Managing Director

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Biography

Best’s Great Western is today run by fifth-generation family member, Ben Thomson, who has worked in the family business for over 40 years. Ben is passionate about maintaining Best’s historically vineyards, many dating back to the 1860s. Ben has a love of the land and a fascination with applying new viticultural and harvesting techniques. Ben spends most of his days tending to the vines and researching some of the more unique varietals planted. Ben’s passion for large scale machinery has developed into a second business Stressless Harvesting, which operates a fleet of 10 harvesters that pick fruit across Victoria and South Australia. For a change of landscape, he’s also a keen water skier throughout the summer months.