Seppeltsfield - Barossa

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Seppeltsfield Para Vintage Tawny

Seppeltsfield Para Vintage Tawny

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730 Seppeltsfield Road
Seppeltsfield SA 5355
Australia
Phone: 08 8568 6200

Seppeltsfield was established in the Barossa Valley by Joseph and Johanna Seppelt just 15 years after the European settlement of South Australia. Steeped in rich Barossan heritage, the estate is considered a true national treasure which helped shape the history of the Australian wine industry.

Seppeltsfield flourished into the 20th century, as part of the Seppelt family’s expanding interests in the liquor industry, which grew to include vineyards and wineries across various Australian regions. Along with wine, the Seppelt stable included spirits such as Brandy, Gin and Vermouth, as well as an assortment of cordials, vinegars and essences.

Whilst the Seppelt expansions of Great Western and Rutherglen (Victoria) were highly prized, it was always the original home of Seppeltsfield in the Barossa that was regarded as the jewel in the family crown.

Regarded as one of Australia’s most successful wine dynasties, the Seppelt family maintained ownership of their wine interests, including Seppeltsfield,until 1985. B Seppelt & Sons, as it was then known, went on to evolve into a period of corporate ownership which extended nearly three decades.

The estate returned to private ownership in 2007, now under the custodianship of proprietor Warren Randall - a qualified viticulturist and winemaker who worked for the Seppelt family during the 1980s. The estate is viewed by Warren as a custodianship of the Seppelt family legacy. He is passionate about driving the sense of community which they were renowned for establishing.

Seppeltsfield is most famed for the Centennial Collection - an irreplaceable and unbroken lineage of Tawny, every vintage from 1878 to current year. The estate remains the only winery in the world to release a 100 year old, single vintage wine each year. The estate also boasts a remarkable collection of Apera (Australian Sherry), crossing Fino to Oloroso styles, Tokay and Muscat, all held in vast Solero nursery cellars.

More recently, the recommissioning of the 1888 Gravity Cellar has revitalised the estate’s prowess with still wines. Super premium Barossa red varietals are once again passed through the Gravity Cellar, which enables gentle colour and tannin extraction - now a coveted modern day winemaking practice.

Seppeltsfield is a marriage of Barossan history, community and fine winemaking endeavour. A new golden era now sees contemporary art and design, beauty and gastronomic excellence contribute to an exciting renaissance of Australia’s iconic wine estate.

The Seppeltsfield Cellar Door is located in the redeveloped 1900 Seppelt Bottling Hall, showcased in a world-class blend of historical and contemporary architecture.

The Cellar Door allows for intimate wine tasting experiences through four separate circular tasting alcoves known as ‘PODS’, creating a unique setting and ambience during your visit. This is complemented with a VIP mezzanine lounge where private and luxury tastings are held.

Original slate from Seppeltsfiel888 Gravity Cellar can be identified within a centrepiece fire place, as well as sentinel wall features that are the signature of renowned architect, Max Pritchard.
The revitalised Seppeltsfield Cellar Door has been welcomed with a number of awards highlighting the estate’s reputation as a wine, food and art paradise, including being awarded 2017 Global Best of Wine Tourism by the Great Wine Capitals Global Network. Further complementing, Seppeltsfield's Cellar Door is a multiple year winner of Gourmet Traveller WINE Magazine’s ‘Star Cellar Door of the Barossa Valley’ and more recently, being acknowledged as winner of the ‘Wineries, distilleries or breweries’ category in the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards.

Seppeltsfield is proud to be an exclusive member of Ultimate Winery Experiences Australia, an elite collective of estates offering unforgettable experiences beyond the traditional cellar door.

 

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