Barossa Valley

When it comes to cellar doors, the Barossa Valley is a particularly bountiful place and the Barossa Visitor Centre is where to head for a regional map to get you where you need to go.

Seppeltsfield

Star Cellar Door

(08) 8568 6200
seppeltsfield.com.au

Seppeltsfield seemingly has a stranglehold on the Barossa Star Cellar Door slot and for good reason. It offers so much for the visitor. The Barossa is blessed with a plethora of excellent cellar doors but Seppeltsfield goes above and beyond.

The cellar door itself is spacious and well set out and there are a variety of tasting experiences, from just rocking up to one of the snazzy tasting PODS to heritage tours of the historical grounds and winery. There is bike hire, segway tours, chances to taste your ‘birth year’ port and the epic 100-year-old tawny, and the wonderful ‘Cooper for a Day’ experience with Master Cooper Andrew Young where you learn the art of barrel making and get your own personalised 10L barrel full of fortified or spirit.

Add to that the artist studios in the JamFactory and the picnicking opportunities on the beautiful grounds and Seppeltsfield is onto a winner. For those wanting to make a day of it, a post-tasting long, lazy lunch eating top South Australian produce at the wonderful FINO restaurant is never a bad idea. Seppeltsfield would be a star in any Australian wine region. It’s a gem. DAVID BROOKES

OUTSTANDING WINE: 1910 Seppeltsfield Para Vintage Tawny, A$1,150/100ml

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