With a proud and priceless legacy dating back to 1851, Seppeltsfield is Australia's iconic wine estate. Seppeltsfield was established by Joseph and Johanna Seppelt just 15 years after the European settlement of South Australia. 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.
Our Barossa Tempranillo was sourced from the red brown clay soils of the Greenock sub region. Positioned on the North West of the Barossa, Greenock has an elevation over the Barossa floor that moderates Summer heat, allowing for slow and even ripening. A generational Barossan grape growing family has carefully tended to the Tempranillo vines to ensure a balanced canopy protects the Tempranillo berries from over-ripening. The fruit was also picked in the cool of the morning so that bunch integrity was assured on delivery to the 1888 Gravity Cellar.
The Tempranillo was fermented in open top fermenters and then matured for 12 months in seasoned French oak hogsheads.