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The Barossa Wine Region Sights

Seppeltsfield Winery

  • Seppeltsfield Rd. Map It
  • Seppeltsfield
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Updated 01/15/2014

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Joseph Seppelt was a Silesian farmer who purchased land in the Barossa after arriving in Australia in 1849. Under the control of his son, Benno, the wine-making business flourished, and today Seppelt Winery and its splendid grounds are a tribute to the family's industry and enthusiasm. Fortified wine is a Seppelt specialty; this is the only winery in the world that has ports for every year as far back as 1878. Most notable is the 100-year-old Para Liqueur Tawny. The grenache,

chardonnay, cabernet, and sparkling shiraz are also worth tasting. Tours of the 19th-century distillery are run daily; you can also book 24 hours ahead for the Centenary Tour where you get to taste four of the six paramount wines as well a 100 year-old wine and one that was 100 years old in your birth year. There's a small snack bar that offers delicious cakes and afternoon teas.

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Sight Information

Address:

Seppeltsfield Rd., 3 km (2 miles) west of Marananga, Seppeltsfield, South Australia, 5355, Australia

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Phone:

08-8568–6217

Sight Details:

  • Free; Heritage Tour A$15, Taste Your Birth Year Tour A$50, Centenary Tour A$95
  • Daily 10–5. Heritage Tours daily 11:30 and 3:30; Taste Your Birth Year Tour daily (by appointment) 1:30, Centenary Tour daily (by appointment) 2:30

Updated 01/15/2014

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