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Barossa Valley, South Australia, 5355
In 1851 Joseph Seppelt, fleeing turmoil in his native Silesia purchased a beautiful property in the Barossa Valley, and in true Silesian fashion, named it after himself – Seppeltsfield. He decided to plant vines. Thus was born the village you see today. Over the years many activities and industries found a sympathetic home at Seppeltsfield. Our vision is to see as many of these (and more) revived.
“The most historic winery and greatest showpiece in the Barossa Valley” James Halliday 2006
Seppeltsfield now boasts the world’s most significant stock of consecutive vintage tawny ports in the world, dating back to 1878. Not just a collection, but a legacy so comprehensive that Portugal, Spain or France cannot lay claim to a lineage as impressive. In fact, the Centenary Collection is unique worldwide that can only be found in the Barossa Valley.
With recent top honours at the 35th Barossa Wine Show. Seppeltsfield estate was awarded the prestigious Louise trophy for most successful exhibitor. Seppeltsfield outclassed received a grand total of three trophies and nine medals. They include the Hugo Gramp Memorial Trophy for the 2011 Elm Walk Eden Valley Riesling and the Riedel Trophy for an innovative 2010 Grenache Shiraz Touriga blend. These are the first table wines crafted in the re-opened gravity flow winery at the historic estate.
This recent trophy haul is both evidence and reward for the non-interventionist philosophy of crafting wine by gravity flow. Seppeltsfield has entered just two competitions in 2011 and walked away with four trophies from a handful of wines. Their first was the Fabro-Weld Trophy for a Priorat inspired 2010 Shiraz Grenache Carignan at the recent Marananga wine show.
Produced in very limited quantities, these trophy winning wines will be available direct from cellar door at the historic Seppeltsfield village before the end of the year and are expected to sell out over Summer.
With a wide range of products, Visit our cellar door - private tours and tastings, groups by appointment.
For more information about Seppeltsfield Wines go to www.seppeltsfield.com.au
We look forward to seeing you at our cellar door soon!