‘James Halliday Inducts Seppeltsfield into Hall of Fame’

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Fiona Donald with James Halliday Hall of Fame Wine The Seppeltsfield 100 Year Old

Seppeltsfield is one of Australia’s most historic wineries, established in the Barossa in 1851.

Today, the first inductee into the James Halliday inaugural Hall of Fame: Wine has been awarded to Seppeltsfield, for the iconic 1923 100 Year Old Para Vintage Tawny. This is the highest accolade awarded in the Australian wine industry.

The 2024 Halliday Wine Companion marks the inaugural appointment of this award. An eligible wine will have won its category in this guide on five occasions or more.

James Halliday AM said:

It is the one and only wine whose history, past, and future demands it”.

“The simple fact you can buy a 100 Year Old wine is incredible, as is the wines 146 year consecutive lineage, as is – if you’re ever lucky enough to enjoy a drop – the truly wonderous, life-enhancing, overwhelming taste of it”.

The importance and quality of this wine is beyond refute; it is a gift from generations past, a wine altar on which we worship, an ode in a bottle to Australian wine history”.

Fiona Donald, Chief Winemaker, added:

It is an absolute honour for the Seppeltsfield 100 Year Old Para Vintage Tawny to be the inaugural wine inductee to the Halliday Hall of Fame”.

“This is a testament to the remarkable vision of Benno Seppelt”.

“The fact the Centennial Collection has been honoured and respected, and each year, a wine has been laid down in barrel since 1878, forming this unbroken line and collection of wines spanning 146 vintages, is incredible”.

“As current custodians, today is a special moment for Australian wine history”.

This is the 46th consecutive 100 Year Old Para Vintage Tawny to be released from the historic 1878 Centennial Cellar and is rated ‘Exceptional’ in the Langton’s Classification of Australian Wine. James Halliday AM, has awarded the wine 100 Points.

Visit Seppeltsfield for ‘A Taste of History’ Tour, this takes guests into the iconic Centennial Cellar, to learn about the history of the jewel in the crown at Seppeltsfield, and to taste the 1923 100 Year Old Para Vintage Tawny. A truly once in a lifetime experience.

To learn more and book our Taste of History Tour click here

The 1923 100 Year Old Para Vintage is also available in a 100ml format. Each bottle is hand filled to order, individually numbered and authenticated for collection purposes, with signatures from both the Seppeltsfield Executive Chairman and Proprietor – Warren Randall and Great, Great Grandson of Joseph and Johanna Seppelt – Bill Seppelt. Presented in a black wooden gift box along with a certificate that can be personalised with your message accordingly. There is also a QR code to link you directly to the tasting note. 

The 1923 100 Year Old Para Vintage Tawny 100ml including gift box RRP $1650 and is available from Cellar Door or online with shipping possible worldwide.

To learn more or purchase online, please see our 1923 100 Year Old Para Vintage Tawny here.

SEPPELTSFIELD 1923 100 year old para vintage tawny

James Halliday AM, Founder of Halliday Wine Companion describes Seppeltsfield
100 Year Old Para Vintage Tawny.


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