With a proud and priceless legacy dating back to 1851, Seppeltsfield is Australia's iconic wine estate. Evidenced in a profound heritage
beginning with Joseph and Johanna Seppelt, the estate has evolved to be regarded a national treasure.
Along with precious reserves of Tawny, Seppeltsfield is renowned for distinct fortified expressions of Muscat, Tokay (Muscadelle)
and Spanish influenced aperitif styles. For generations, small parcels of each of these have been reserved in separate batches, destined
for our Museum Reserve holdings. During the 1900s, these Museum Reserve parcels were seldom released from the estate and largely kept in secret. Today, they are being crafted as the Paramount Collection; wines to challenge the greatest style expressions being produced the world over.
The Paramount DP62 Muscat is crafted from the Muscat a petit grains (commonly known as Brown Muscat) varietal. For nearly 140 years, the Rutherglen region of North-Eastern Victoria has been producing this fortified treasure, known for its luscious and hedonistic characters achieved through late ripening. 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 Muscat is a blend of many vintage years, however maintains an average age of 31 years.
Muscat a petit grains
31 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.