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.
Vermentino is only in its relative infancy in Australian soils - the varietal's traditional home being the Italian island of Sardinia, as well as the Ligurian coast. It has however much potential for success in Australia, given its ability to ripen well in warm climates, low water requirement and an ability to maintain good levels of natural acidity. Seppeltsfield has sourced a small parcel of Vermentino grown on the Barossa Valley floor, tended to by a generational grapegrowing family. The soils on this property include brown loam over red clay, situated at an elevation of 270m above sea level. Due to
Only free run juice was used, followed by racking and a cool, steady 16 degree stainless steel ferment. Two months on yeast lees with weekly battonage was employed to build palate texture and complexity. The wine was promptly bottled to ensure freshness and to capture clean varietal