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“History Tour of Seppeltsfield Winery” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Seppeltsfield Wines

Seppeltsfield Wines
Seppeltsfield Road | PMB 1, Seppeltsfield, South Australia 5355, Australia
61 8 8568 6217
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Type: Wineries, Food & Drink
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Owner description: The Seppeltsfield Village is based around the unique and irreplaceable Seppeltsfield fortified wine collection. All our actions aim to meet the guiding principle of "sympathetic development" in harmony with Joseph and Benno Seppelts' original ideas. This means that whatever new activities we undertake at Seppeltsfield, they should respect both tradition and environment.
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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“History Tour of Seppeltsfield Winery”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

We took this tour late in the afternoon, I think there are 2 tours per day, and the cost is $15pp, and the tour lasts approx. 1 hour. It provides an interesting and informative overview of the arrival of the Seppeltsfield family from Germany/Poland, the setting up of the empire and a visit to the underground tasting room including the opportunity to smell(not taste) a 100 years old port. If you want to taste a 50 and 100 years old port and do the tour the cost is I think $95pp. the history tour is worth the money. You can also sample both table and fortified wines before and or after the tour.

Visited March 2013
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Seacliff, South Australia, Australia
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“Love Seppeltsfields”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

This is an amazing part of Australia's History. Here is something that exists nowhere else in the world. The 100 yo port is a national treasure

Visited November 2012
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Hong Kong, China
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“One of the best to visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

We took the daily tour they run at 11:30. The tour is very informative, with a nice description on how the Seppeltsfield family built their business and reputation. One of the best to visit around.

Visited January 2013
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Brisbane, Australia
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“We came, we drank, we bought”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012 via mobile

As soon as you see the massive date palms lining the roads leading to the winery, you felt like this was something special. This was the second stop on our "Vine to the Bottle" day tour, and this winery was quite different in their setup and presentation to the other ones, so each one had their highlight and points to recommend. We only had two of us in our group, so luckily we had personal attention.

We went to the cooperage first which, although the cooper was on Christmas holidays, but our guide Mal did a great job in explaining the craft and answering all our questions. I found this part the most interesting of the winery tours actually! We then returned to the tasting area, with its shop and small café. We tried about six different choices (open to choose what you want too), including a newly-released offering. We did buy one of the fortified wines we tasted here (and could have bought more), as it was that impressive (Selma Para Luscious). They also sell a range of other merchandise, but we didn't eat as we'd just had lunch at the earlier winery.

Worth stopping just for the coopering education, and of course the superb fortified wines.

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Perth, Australia
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“A Barossa Institution”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

You shouldn't leave the Barossa without visiting Seppeltsfield, the home of the famous Seppelt's Para Port. The drive into the place is fascinating with a a kilometre or so avenue of date palms - completely incongruous but somehow adding to the unusual feel of the area which is like a private estate. Check out the Seppelt Mausoleum up on a hill on the right as you drive in.
This is a large scale operation and is steeped in history. The wine tasting area is well laid out, with plenty of helpful, friendly staff and lots of wines to taste. Many of the table wines are only available from the cellar door and were a bit of a revelation. What you really come here for are the fortified wines and they did not disappoint. The selection of aged flor sherries was particularly exciting and if you are interested in this style you will be impressed. Of course, the para ports take pride of place and the packaging of some of the older releases is beautiful. There is plenty of merchandise available and there is also a small cafe area with local produce and some rather special hand made chocolates.

Visited December 2012
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