We have great news for connoisseurs of our luxury collection of mouthwatering, premium Seppelt wines. We are very excited to announce that Luxury Tastings are back, from this weekend at Seppelt’s Cellar Door and even better, we have new vintages for you to enjoy! But wait, there’s more….our Luxury Tastings are now experienced as side-by-side tastings, so you can now compare the wines in our extensive range and select your personal favourite!
For just $10 per person you can be amongst the first to experience a Luxury Tasting with our new side-by-side tasting and Seppelt’s, just released, new vintages. Including the incredibly delicious, moreish flavours of the 2018 vintage of our iconic premium St Peters Shiraz. This exquisite shiraz released in small quantities and only in exceptional years, is sourced from the finest and most intense fruit from the best blocks of our spectacular Great Western vineyard and is sure to please.
The Luxury Tasting also includes four new releases from our prized Drumborg Vineyard range-the 2020 Drumborg Riesling, 2019 Drumborg Chardonnay, 2019 Drumborg Pinot Noir and the 2019 Pinot Meunier. All Sourced from Seppelt’s mature, cool-climate Drumborg vineyard in South-West Victoria’s Henty region. Planted in 1964 and swept by icy winds from the Southern Ocean, it is one of the southern-most vineyards of mainland Australia and produces outstanding fruit.
We have not forgotten the sparkling lovers either with our fabulous, effervescent, current 2013 Vintage Salinger premium sparkling white (get it while it lasts - a new vintage is on it’s way soon!), Salinger NV sparkling white and our Great Entertainer and Original Sparkling Shiraz NV’s also on the menu for you to compare and enjoy during your Luxury Tasting experience.
More details of our new releases to entice your taste buds:
2018 Seppelt St Peters Grampians Shiraz
The deep red and purple hued St Peters, is sourced from the finest and most intense fruit from the best blocks of the Great Western Vineyard harvested in late March 2018. In vintage 2018 this included select parcels of fruit from the Bass and Arrawatta blocks and is a powerful, seductive expression of Shiraz with great finesse, from our region. With extraordinary cellaring potential of 50 years or more (peak drinking now until 2050), this wine is classified ’óutstanding’ by Langton’s in its classification of Australian Wine VI.
Nose: The complex, perfumed nose shows aromas of blueberries and blackberries laced with sweet spice, violets and gunflint notes.
Palate: The medium bodied palate shows sweet mulberry fruit and spice combined with savoury elements and graphite-like mineral characteristics over a subtle toasty oak background.
2020 Seppelt Drumborg Vineyard Henty Riesling
Riesling was the first variety planted at Seppelt’s prized cool-climate Drumborg vineyard in South-West Victoria’s Henty Region in 1964 by Karl Seppelt. With its sweeping icy winds from the Southern Ocean, it is one of the Southern-most vineyards of mainland Australia.
This pale straw coloured wine is one of Seppelt’s most sought-after whites due to its fruity purity, structure, intensity of flavour and remarkable cellaring potential with peak drinking 2020-2040+. Traditional winemaking techniques, including cool tank fermentation followed by a short period of maturation on lees are used to bring about the purest expression of the vineyard. The 2020 vintage was harvested in April 2020 and is a classic example of Drumborg Riesling representing the purity, balance and length inherent to this unique vineyard.
Nose: Aromas of white flowers and lemon zest combined with spicy notes.
Palate: The palate shows an innate purity with concentrated lime fruit and lemon curd supported by mineral acid and chalky textural elements, producing a powerful wine with balance and length.
2019 Seppelt Drumborg Vineyard Henty Chardonnay
The pale straw coloured Seppelt Drumborg Chardonnay is an expression of purity and balance. Select parcels of Chardonnay, harvested in March 2019, are chosen for their intensity of flavour and mineral acid structure. Traditional winemaking techniques are used, including fermentation in a combination of small and large format french oak followed by maturation on lees. The 2019 vintage is a finely structured, yet powerful expression of chardonnay. Peak drinking now until 2024.
Nose: Aromas of white nectarines, lemon zest and roasted nuts combined with complex flinty notes.
Palate: Long and pure, with fresh pear and citrus flavours combined with subtle toasty oak and chalky acidity. A delicate yet powerful wine.
2019 Seppelt Drumborg Vineyard Henty Pinot Noir
The ruby red and crimson hued Seppelt Drumborg Pinot Noir is an expression of purity and balance. Select parcels of Pinot Noir, harvested in March 2019 are chosen for their intensity of flavour and structure. Traditional winemaking techniques are used, followed by maturation in a combination of french oak barriques and puncheons. The 2019 vintage is a fine elegant expression of Pinot Noir with an intense perfumed nose and complex, layered palate. Peak drinking now until 2030.
Nose: The perfumed nose shows complex aromas of cherry and strawberry combined with spicy oak and cured meats.
Palate: The vibrant palate show sour cherry fruit and savoury notes combined with fine tannins and a backbone of toasty French oak.
2019 Seppelt Drumborg Vineyard Henty Pinot Meunier
The medium red and garnet hued Pinot Meunier was planted at Drumborg in 1966 to be used as a component of premium sparkling wine, however it can produce very interesting and delicious dry table wines reminiscent of Pinot Noir. Seppelt Pinot Meunier is a unique example of this variety and is amongst only a handful of wines made in this fashion in Australia. Peak drinking now until 2025.
Nose: The perfumed nose shows complex aromas of strawberries and sweet spice combined with gunflint notes.
Palate: On the palate flavours of redcurrants and spiced cherries combine with velvety tannins and subtle, well integrated oak. A fine example of this complex, elegant variety.
We are looking forward to welcoming you to our picturesque winery at Great Western where you can experience our fabulous new vintages and iconic wines for yourself.
Seppelt Cellar Door is open every day from 10am - 5pm for tastings. The Drives Cafe Open Saturday and Sunday 12-4pm. Tours into the Seppelt Historic underground cellars run daily, from the Seppelt Cellar Door at 11am, 12 noon, 1pm, 2pm & 3pm. Tour cost is $15 for an adult, $10 for concession, $5 for school age children and under 5 are no charge. To a tour book, please click here
Bookings are preferred for tastings and tours, Please book here or call the Cellar Door 53612239.To see what else there is to do in Great Western, the wine and food village of the Grampians, visit here.