With a proud and priceless legacy dating back to 1851, Seppeltsfield is Australia's most iconic wine estate. Seppeltsfield was established in the Barossa Valley by Joseph and Johanna Seppelt just 15 years after the European settlement of South Australia.
One of the largest and most modern wineries in the world of its time, Seppeltsfield went on to thrive as an artisan community throughout the early 1900's. Steeped in rich Barossan heritage, the estate is considered a true national treasure which helped shape the history of the Australian wine industry.
As a new dawn rises over Seppeltsfield, our passion is to return the estate to its artisan roots and continue the enduring legacy of the Seppelt family.
Along with wine, Seppeltsfield's history was founded on the diverse production of liqueurs, essences, spirits and cordials - a result of Joseph Seppelt's keen interest in the chemistry of aromats, oils, extracts and distillate flavourings. The Raspberry Cordial, now a South Australian icon, was first conceived by Joseph Seppelt in the 1800s, with evidence of the original recipe remaining under lock and key at the Barossa Valley estate. Generations have now grown up drinking Seppeltsfield Raspberry Cordial and it continues to be enjoyed by all ages.
The Seppeltsfield Raspberry cordial is today crafted by our winemakers, who carefully assemble a blend using ingredients and techniques as close as possible to those originally scribed by Joseph. Whilst exact elements and their sources remain closely guarded, the subtle usage of vinegar as a preservative is said to play a particular roll in developing a heightened aroma and flavour profile.