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One of Australia’s most historic wineries, Seppeltsfield, is celebrating their 170th anniversary this year, after first being established in the beautiful Barossa landscape in 1851.
Seppeltsfield is internationally renowned for its treasure trove of fortified wines, highlighted by the Centennial Collection – the world’s only unbroken lineage of single vintage Tawny dating back to 1878.
Now, the spotlight is shining on the 170-year-old estate’s new chapter, an expanding range of still wines, only possible since the winery gained full ownership of its trademark in 2017.
Today, Seppeltsfield celebrate the unveiling of their annual luxury collection of wines, with the launch of a special 170th Anniversary release from the Barossa estate’s icon vineyard – 2020 Great Terraced Vineyard Barossa Grenache, with only 220 dozen made.
The Great Terraced Vineyard consists of bush vine Grenache and was originally planted in 1855, re-planted in 1958 in intricately contoured rows to follow the natural shape of the land.
Fiona Donald, Chief Winemaker, said “At Seppeltsfield, our collection of wines reflect 170 years of history in the Barossa, but also our future endeavours. Our ambition is to match our reputation for fortified wines with that of our luxury still wine collection.
“Our special 170th Anniversary release, the 2020 Great Terraced Vineyard Barossa Grenache, creates a moment that will be remembered for years to come. Sourced from our iconic Great Terraced Vineyard on the Estate, which has historically been used for the production of fortified wines, this contemporary still wine is a pure and fine translation of the vineyard. It’s a truly exciting new chapter in the Estates’ journey”.
Seppeltsfield have also released the follow up vintages to their popular ‘Grounds’ and ‘Bench Blends’ range.
The Seppeltsfield luxury collection of wines is available at the Seppeltsfield Cellar Door in the Barossa, just under one hours’ drive from Adelaide or at their website here.