The Barossa wine region is a contemporary region with a European tradition of celebrating food and wine that spans seven generations. Seppeltsfield, and the famous Seppeltsfield Centennial Cellar, has a significant place in the history of this region.
Seppeltsfield’s history is punctuated with many moments of visionary foresight. 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. The Centennial Cellar comprises an unbroken lineage of every vintage from the current year back to 1878. A living museum of Australian winemaking history, and a must see Barossa site.
Walk through the rows of heritage barrels, taste the year of Elvis Presley’s passing (1977), the Moon Landing (1969), D-Day (1944), The Wall Street Stock Market Crash (1929) and the sinking of the Titanic (1912). Taste a piece of history.
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