Seppeltsfield Winery Taste your Birth Year Tour

Barossa  >  Food & Wine

This 30 minute tour offers the rare opportunity for visitors to try their own birth year vintage Tawny directly from the barrel. Join one of our wine educators in the renowned Centennial Cellar and sip on a wine as old (or young) as you are....

Seppeltsfield’ s founder, Joseph Seppelt and his eldest son, Benno, were particularly renowned for their longer term vision for the estate, closely following custodianship principles to ensure a legacy was passed on to future generations. This is no more evident than Benno Seppelt’s inception of the Centennial Cellar - a truly unique and unparalleled system of maturing single barrels of vintage Tawny for 100 years before release. In 1866, plans to build a new bluestone cellar were started by Joseph. 12 years later in 1878 and following the passing of his father, Benno completed the stone cellars. In a gesture both unique and inspirational, Benno selected a puncheon of his finest wine and gave instructions that it was not to be bottled for 100 years. This single barrel of 1878 Tawny port was to remain maturing in a separate room within the bluestone cellars, untouched in the same location 100 years. The tradition of laying down read more...