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Tasting Notes




Bright, lifted red fruits


Stylish, subtle oak and fine tannins with lively acidity

Winemaker's Comments

Full-bodied, the 2017 'The Northing' displays true Barossa character of bright, aromatic red fruits, with fine tannin lively acidity. Recommend 'The Northing' is enjoyed in parallel with 'The Westing', two distinct sub-regional expressions of Barossa Shiraz.

Food Pairing & Peak Drinking

Food Pairing

Chargrilled rump cap

Peak Drinking


Technical Information




100% Shiraz


Barossa, South Australia


The 2017 Seppeltsfield Barossa 'The Northing' is inspired by a study of the Barossa's iconic red wine varietal, and the various vineyards where our fruit is farmed. As our interpretation of Barossa 'terroir' we look to apply a beguiling simplicity for what in European terms is often a complicated and complex idea of the relationship between geography, geology, climate, history and anthropology. 'The Northing' focuses on the 'Northern' grounds of the Barossa, carefully selected across two single vineyard sites, and inspired by the Barossa Grape & Wine Association's 'Barossa Grounds' Project.


The 2017 Barossa 'The Northing' was vinified through the historic 1888 Gravity Cellar. Built into the hillside on a series of terraces, gravity guides the flow of fruit down through the winery to deliver gentle extraction of colour, flavour and tannin. 'The Northing' Shiraz was fermented in open fermenters between 18 and 28 degrees where they are monitored daily over two by twelve-hour intervals, determined by taste but to maximise appropriate extraction of colour, flavour and tannins. The wine was matured in French oak hogsheads, of which 30% is new, and then bottled in February 2019.


16 months in French oak hogsheads, medium toast, new and seasoned


Fiona Donald



Volume Statement


Micro Chip Technology

Micro Chip Technology

We've future proofed our 'Grounds' range with micro-chip technology to guarantee its wine authenticity.

In an Australian first, via a collaboration with YPB group limited, an Australian-based brand protection and consumer engagement company the technology - NFC Vintail - sees a microchip with rolling code technology embedded onto the product label of each bottle of our 'Grounds' range of wines.

Powered by YPB's Connect platform, the individually-coded Vintails are interactive via smart phone 'tap and go'. Using the latest Apple iPhone and Google Android releases, or by using an equivalent NFC reader application, the technology is launched by physically tapping a compatible phone to the NFC Vintail.

Simply tap your phone against the micro-chip to authenticate the wine you're about to enjoy.

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