Who We Are:
Seppelt Wines, founded in 1851 is one of Australia’s most historic and pioneering wine producers.
What We Do:
Seppelt specialises in crafting cool-climate style wines that express the unique personalities of some
of Victoria’s finest vineyards. The home of Seppelt Wines is located in Great Western and has over
3km of hand-dug, historic underground cellars that can be toured daily.
Seppelt Wines are well known for being the first to produce Sparkling Shiraz, an all time favourite
Adam Carnaby, chief winemaker at Seppelt Wines focus is on protecting the quality and status of
the iconic Seppelt brand while building on the foundations laid by Joseph Seppelt in the mid-1800s.
It’s not surprising that history and place inspire Adam’s winemaking style.
Our Top 3 Products:
1. Seppelt Underground Historic Tours – Tour below the surface of Seppelt Wines in Great Western.
Tours depart from the Seppelt Cellar door 7 days a week, with the first tour leaving at 11am, 12 noon,
1pm, 2pm and 3pm. Our super knowledgeable tour guides will take you underground, into a
labyrinth of hand dug “drives”.
2. Seppelt Original Sparkling Shiraz – Since the 1890s, Seppelt has enjoyed a distinguished history of producing Sparkling Shiraz and is a global pioneer of the uniquely Australian wine style. Although there are no precise records, Charles Pierlot from Hans Irvine’s Cellars (known as Seppelt since 1918) experimented with making some of Australia’s first ‘Sparkling Burgundy’ wines, as they were known, in 1892. 125+ years later, this legacy continues, and today Seppelt enjoys a reputation for producing the world’s finest expressions.
Sourced from select vineyards throughout Victoria, Seppelt original Sparkling Shiraz is a superbly
balanced wine with vibrant, spicy Shiraz fruit and a fine, creamy mousse. Serve chilled.
2019 Sparkling Wine of the Year Under $30 – Tyson Stelzer.
3. St Peters Shiraz – Released in small quantities and only in exceptional years, St. Peters is Seppelt’s flagship Shiraz, testimony to the distinctive style and pedigree of Grampians Shiraz. The lineage of this iconic wine dates back to 1964, when ‘Great Western Hermitage’, as it was then known, was first made. Since 1998 this wine has been called St. Peters in honour of the first vineyard planted in the region.
Today St. Peters is sourced from the finest and most intense fruit from the best blocks of the Great
Western Vineyard. In vintage 2017, this included select parcels of fruit from the Imperial and Arrawatta blocks and is a powerful, seductive expression of Shiraz from the Great Western region.
With extraordinary cellaring potential of 50 years or more, this wine is classified ‘outstanding’ by
Langton’s in its classification of Australian Wine VI.
Cellar door or online.