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Seppeltsfield Winery Tour: Taste Your Birth Year

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This tour offers the rare opportunity for you to taste a wine made during the year of your birth. Sample a vintage tawny directly from the barrel. Join a wine educator in the renowned Centennial Cellar and sip on a wine that’s the same age as you are.
About this activity
Duration 30 minutes
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the famous Centennial Cellar
  • Discover 140 years of wine and winemaking history
  • Enjoy a taste of wine from the year of your birth
Full description
On this unique 30-minute small-group activity you’ll be hosted by a wine educator who will tell you about the history of the Centennial Cellar and its wines dating back to 1878. See 140 years of wine in barrels and taste directly from the barrel from the year of your birth.

Seppeltsfield Winery’s founder, Joseph Seppelt and his eldest son, Benno, were renowned for their long-term vision for the estate, closely following custodianship principles to ensure a legacy that would be passed on to future generations.

Evidence of this can be seen in Benno Seppelt’s Centennial Cellar, which is an unparalleled system of maturing single barrels of vintage tawny for 100 years before release.

In 1866, plans to build a new bluestone cellar were undertaken by Joseph Seppelt. In 1878, following the passing of his father, Benno completed the stone cellars and gave instructions that wine from an 1878 barrel was not to be bottled for 100 years.

This single barrel of 1878 tawny port remained, maturing in a separate room within the bluestone cellars for 100 years. The tradition of laying down a barrel of the finest wine from each vintage has continued every year since that time.

The Centennial Cellar now comprises an unbroken lineage of every vintage from the current year back to 1878, and is a living museum of Australian winemaking history.

Includes
  • Centennial Cellar tour
  • A taste of wine from your year of birth
  • Wine educator

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Meeting point

The tour begins at the Seppeltsfield cellar door.

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