So wonderful to come back after four...
Highly populated place, don’t expect the attention...
Kinda Tabbaa Snyder
Great wine tasting experience. The guided tour...
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L'idea proposta dal ristorante di condividere 4...
About Winery and Wines
With a proud legacy dating back to 1851, Seppeltsfield Winery is an iconic Australian wine estate. Its rich heritage is an inherent part of any visit to the magnificent estate. The Seppeltsfield Winery and village restoration is true to the vision of the founders Joseph and son Benno Seppelt and the historic Gravity Flow Winery, built into the hillside on a series of terraces, is back in use. You can call in at the cooperage to see barrels being made, explore the heritage gardens, or sample German-style beer or cordial at the traditional kiosk in the picnic grounds. Vineyards immediately surrounding the Seppeltsfield Winery estate span over 250 acres and include plantings of the Barossa’s traditional grape varieties, Shiraz, Grenache and Cabernet. Small plantings of Touriga and Palomino are also within the estate’s holdings. Whilst Seppeltsfield’s extended vineyards span broadly across the Western ridge of the Barossa and into the Eden Valley, it is the Great Terraced Vineyard – located on an estate hillside outcrop of ironstone, quartz and slate soil – that is highest prized. The Great Terraced Vineyard comprises of bush vine Grenache plantings (vines without wire trellis) and range from 60-80 years of age. The complete vineyard is planted in contours of which follow the natural shape of the land, giving rise to a manicured appearance especially when viewed from above. Traditionally, the Great Terraced Grenache would have been used entirely for the production of fortified wine. We are now also proud to be utilising some parcels for the crafting of small batch still wines.
Seppeltsfield’s winemaking philosophy is guided by four elements, which reflect both our history and our future endeavours. Our wines are handcrafted ultimately for enjoyment, but with an eye on ageability. Our unique 1888 Gravity Cellar plays a significant role in the style of many of our bottlings, and for our still wines, we celebrate the re-imagining of traditional fortified varietals. These elements are grounded in a belief of place over person. Our winemaking team’s primary aspiration is to translate the character of our vineyard sites and each season – in our wines themselves.