Seppeltsfield

There is no denying that Barossa Valley is renowned for producing world-class varieties by those who live and breathe winemaking. With a proud legacy that stretches back more than 160 years, the sheer grandiosity of the Seppeltsfield estate epitomises everything visitors love about the Barossa Valley region and its winemakers.

Established by Joseph and Johanna Seppelt in 1851, Seppeltsfield comprises an impressive 120 hectares of estate vineyards, 12 heritage-listed buildings and more than 2000 Canary Island palm trees. In addition, the property also houses FINO restaurant, a contemporary art and design studio, and expansive surrounding gardens.

Seppeltsfield is famed for its Centennial Collection, an unbroken lineage of tawny from 1878 to today. It is through this collection that Seppeltsfield remains the only winery in the world to release a continual 100-year-old, single-vintage wine each year.

The winery also specialises in producing rare fortified wines and limited-release, super-premium table wines.

It is not surprising that Seppeltsfield has won a range of highly-lauded accolades. Awards include winning the 2013 Barossa Valley Star Cellar Door by Gourmet Traveller Wine magazine, and being awarded five red stars by James Halliday in the 2015 Australian Wine Companion. A perfect score of 100 points for Seppeltsfield’s 100-Year- Old Para Tawny has been awarded not only by James Halliday, but also by Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate. Through this, Seppeltsfield’s triumphs are considerable.

There are a number of guided tours and wine tastings for enthusiasts. A visit to Seppeltsfield ensures a beautiful day out at a breathtaking, iconic estate – a Barossa Valley food, wine and art paradise.

TASTING NOTES

NV Seppeltsfield Para Grand Tawny

A powerful bouquet displaying an excellent balance of rich fruit, nutty vanillin oak and a hint of chocolate. Further complexity is derived from the aged rancio character and fine brandy spirit, the epitome of the liqueur-style. It is full-bodied, rich and luscious, with concentrated lingering flavours. With ageing, the wine has become complex, smooth and mellow.

2015 Seppetsfield Barossa Grenache

Crafted without maturation in oak, this perfumed and fruit-dominant wine displays ripe red berries, Turkish delight and subtle spice characters. Shades of red, purple and crimson add beauty to its delicious aromas. Built into the hillside on a series of terraces, the natural course of gravity guides the flow of fruit through the winery to deliver the gentle extraction of colour, flavour and tannin.

2014 Seppeltsfield Barossa Shiraz

This shiraz was fermented in open- top fermenters and then matured for 14 months in seasoned French oak hogsheads. Deep crimson-red, this is a well-balanced wine with a core of elegant red and purple fruits. Maturation in seasoned French oak unveils a sophisticated and lacy tannin structure with added spice elements.

Seppeltsfield Para 100-Year-Old Vintage Tawny

A wine of almost indescribable concentration and complexity, it has often been referred to as ‘the essence of wine’. It is intense and vibrant amber-bronze in colour that clings to the glass with an amber sheen. An aroma of dusty-brown spices evolves into nutmeg and clove with a hint of ginger. It has incredible viscosity and mouth-coating creaminess.

 

 

 

  • Getting There: 730 Seppeltsfield Road,
  • Suburb: Seppeltsfield
  • Phone: (08) 8568 6217
  • Fax: (08) 8562 8333
  • Email: [javascript protected email address]
  • Website: www.seppeltsfield.com.au
  • Cellar Door: Open 10:30am–5:00pm daily Closed Good Friday, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day
  • Restaurant: FINO at Seppeltsfield (Modern Australian)
  • Weddings & Functions: Yes
  • Accommodation: No
  • Additional Features: Guided tours, café and welcome centre, and Segway tours