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.
The Paramount DP64 Tokay is crafted using the Muscadelle variety, a white grape often regarded as a lesser known (albeit of equal quality) stable mate to Muscat varieties, of which there are many. For nearly 140 years, the Rutherglen region of North-Eastern Victoria has been producing this fortified treasure. With extended ripening on the vine, the resultant fruit is high in natural sugar which is then briefly
fermented and fortified with a neutral spirit, to produce an indulgent and seamless wine. The Paramount DP64 Tokay is a blend of many vintage years, however maintains an average age of 32 years. Remarkably, the Paramount DP64 blend features a small parcel of
vintage-dated Tokay from the 1922 vintage.
32 Year Average
The Hamilton Clydeside Cellars (est 1861) was Rutherglen's first winery. It was acquired by the Seppelt family in 1914, adding another layer to the already half century old Seppeltsfield Barossa winemaking holdings. The Rutherglen arm of Seppelt lasted until 1983, when the old barrels of fortified stocks were brought back to continue aging at Seppeltsfield. To this day we produce great fortified wines from grapes grown in Rutherglen, yet lovingly raised in the Barossa.