Seppelt Great Western News

Real Weddings – Phoebe & Xander

Snap Lockdown – Snap Wedding  Do you think you could throw a wedding together in a few hours? That is exactly what happened last Thursday when Victoria entered it’s sixth Lockdown with only 4 hours notice.  Phoebe and Xander were to be married on the 9th August 2021, but brought their wedding forward to last…

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What to do in regional Victoria: visit Great Western

Keen for a relaxing get away and some indulgence not too far from home?  Pack up the car and head to Great Western, the wine and food village of the Grampians. This picturesque township is located on the Western Highway between Melbourne and Adelaide. First settled in the 1840s by sheep graziers, Great Western rapidly…

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Seppelt Brandy Nook

Deep underground in the maze of historic hand dug cellars known as The Drives at Seppelt Winery, Great Western is a room carved into the decomposed granite tunnels called The Brandy Nook. An intricate chandelier hangs from the ceiling illuminating this beautiful, rustic area where the stone walls and ceiling have been blackened by Aspergillus…

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What are the Different Champagne Bottle Sizes Called?

Bottles for wines are produced in a wide array of sizes and shapes. The main change in sizes and shapes for wine bottles began taking place in the early to mid 1700’s.The different wine bottle shapes and sizes started taking shape once it was discovered that cork could act as a sealing agent, which allowed…

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Great Western Railway Line

Seppelt Wines in Great Western has a long and rich history of producing premium and award-winning Australian wines. With a lineage of 160 years of winemaking, the Seppelt family were first established in the Barossa Valley in South Australia, later purchasing the Seppelt Great Western property in 1918. Before the Seppelt family took over ownership…

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What is a “Muselet”

Have you ever noticed the small wire cage that fits over the cork of a sparkling wine bottle? Most of us peel back the shiny foil from the bottle with such anticipation you don’t even stop to admire this wire muzzle before popping the cork and indulging in the bubbles within. However, this steel cage…

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Sparkling Wine at Seppelt Great Western

Are you looking for family adventures that you and your kids can cherish for a lifetime? Are you visiting the Grampians and looking for a bottle of premium Grampians wine to take home as your souvenir? Look no further than Seppelt Great Western. Great Western is the wine and food village of the Grampians and…

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The Seppelt Shaft House

Gold discovery at Ballarat in 1851 sparked Victoria’s famous gold rush bringing thousands of migrants from all over the world to Victoria. Brothers Joseph and Henry Best tried their hands at prospecting on various goldfields, but realised that feeding the miners was more profitable so they returned to cattle interests, setting up an abattoir at…

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Ian McKenzie Museum

From the moment you pass through the iron gate into the magnificent, National Trust classified ‘Drives’ you’ll feel yourself take a journey back in time. The expansive, rustic tunnels stretch further than the eye can see, enticing you to wander further and explore their rich history.   Locked away, hidden within The Drives, behind a heavy,…

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