Seppeltsfield estate has topped the state tourism charts, winning the 2015 South Australian Tourism Awards category for wineries, distilleries or breweries.
The South Australian Tourism Awards were announced at the Adelaide Convention Centre on Friday last week. Co-ordinated by the South Australian Tourism Industry Council, the awards recognise the state’s leading businesses making significant contributions to tourism.
The accolade rounds off a remarkable period for the estate which is celebrating its one year anniversary of re-opening, following landmark redevelopments to the property last year.
After opening its doors as a revitalised wine, food and art precinct on 21st November 2014, Seppeltsfield’s first 12 months has been graced a with veritable roll call of endorsements. With the inclusion of JamFactory contemporary art and design studios, gallery and shop, FINO restaurant and Owen Andrews Barossa Catering to the estate, Seppeltsfield’s anniversary has been marked by the following achievements:
South Australian Tourism Awards, ‘Winner – wineries, distilleries or breweries’ (Seppeltsfield Wines, November 2015)
South Australian Advertiser Food Awards, ‘Best New Restaurant’ (FINO Seppeltsfield, November 2015)
South Australian Regional Awards, ‘Winner – Tourism, Barossa region’ (Seppeltsfield Wines, October 2015)
Gourmet Traveller WINE Magazine, ‘Winemaker of the Year – Award for Leadership’ (Warren Randall, October 2015)
South Australian Restaurant & Catering Awards, ‘Best New Regional Restaurant’ (FINO Seppeltsfield, August 2015)
South Australian Restaurant & Catering Awards, ‘Best Small Caterer’, (Owen Andrews Barossa Catering, August 2015)
The Weekend Australian Hot 50, ‘Hottest Service’ and ‘Hottest SA Restaurant’ (FINO Seppeltsfield, August 2015)
Gourmet Traveller WINE Magazine Wine List Of The Year Awards, ‘Best New Wine List’ (FINO Seppeltsfield, August 2015)
South Australian Architecture Awards ‘Best Interior Design’ and ‘Award for Heritage’ (Seppeltsfield Wines, July 2015)
James Halliday Wine Companion ‘5 Red Star Winery – Best of the Best’ (Seppeltsfield Wines, July 2015)
Gourmet Traveller WINE Magazine ‘Star Cellar Door, Barossa Valley’ (Seppeltsfield Wines, April 2015)
The estate is also continuing to revel in world media coverage, following the visit from Their Royal Highnesses Prince Charles and Camilla last week. Spurred on by UK reporting of the Duchess of Cornwall’s knife pointing pose with Prince Charles, over 730 million – or approximately 10% of the global population – have visited a website mentioning Seppeltsfield within the last week.
The coverage has translated to a spike in tour bookings and wine inquiries – the cellar door fielding numerous requests from public wishing to follow in the footsteps of the Royals.