Star Cellar Door
One again, Seppeltsfield makes the final turn and bolts down the straight to the finish line taking out the Star Cellar Door in the Barossa. No mean feat as the region is home to some of the nation’s finest, but this beauty tucked away in the rolling hills of the Western Ridge just ticks all the boxes.
The tasting pods in the cellar door are well set out, a VIP tasting section is situated on the mezzanine level. There are a variety of tasting options, from those for casual walk-ins to high-end offering tastings of the rarest of fortifieds and birth-year wines are available for that once-in-a-lifetime experience.
There is bike hire, segway tours, heritage tours, picnic areas and the ‘Cooper for a Day’ experience where you get to learn the craft of barrel making in the Seppeltsfield Cooperage with master cooper Andrew Young. Morning tea, afternoon tea and lunch are provided, and you will head home with a personalised 10-litre barrel full of two to three year old tawny. Add the vibrant artists in the Jam Factory and the killer food at Fino, and it is a cellar door that would be a star attraction in any wine region of the world. DAVID BROOKES
OUTSTANDING WINE: 1997 Seppeltsfield 21 Year Old Para Tawny, A$88