Ever waited a bit on a wine order while dining out? Ten minutes? Maybe twenty?
How about 167 years?
That’s how long Aussie diners have been waiting to get their hands on Seppeltsfield Wines’ range of table wines.
The Barossa Valley vintners have long been famous for their fortified range, with the longest unbroken lineage in the world, but they haven’t produced table wines under their own name since the inception of the label by Benno Seppelt in 1851.
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Since the multi-million dollar restoration of the spectacular 1888 Gravity Cellar in 2010, Seppeltsfield has begun again to produce table wines for its cellar door customers to enjoy. But until this year, those wines were exclusive to the cellar door.
Earlier this year, owner Warren Randall and the Seppeltsfield team were proud to announce the relaunch of the historic brand under its original marque of the crown and star. (The original crest was literally and fortuitously unearthed in one of the vineyards after the new/old look was completed!)
After the official relaunch at the beginning of this month, these three Barossa wines have been made available to the eager Australian public. There’s the delightfully crisp yet fruity Eden Valley Riesling, the unoaked yet surprisingly mature bush vine Grenache from the famous Terraced Vineyard, and the powerful yet very approachable Shiraz from the Western Ridge.
After a century and half of waiting, you’re no doubt eager to get these gulps down your gullet, and they’re currently rolling out across the country to all good restaurants and cafes.
Can’t wait? You can get your hands on some Seppeltsfield at the East End Cellars, The Lion Hotel, The Edinburgh Hotel & Cellars, and The Watermark. Of course, you could also order them direct from the source through the Seppeltsfield website.