Seppeltsfield

Region: Barossa Valley
Varieties: Shiraz
Altitude: 270-285m
Rainfall: 468mm
Soil type: Heavy red clay over limestone

The Seppeltsfield vineyard is situated on a plateau on the north-western edge of the Barossa Valley with views out to the Gulf of St Vincent. A unique feature of this site is the cool westerly wind that originates like clockwork, in the early afternoon from the gulf during spring and the long summer months. This cooling effect lengthens the time for flavour and tannin development producing fruit with refinement and intensity.

The exposed site in addition to the winds also limits the yield capacity of the vineyard, meaning the grapes harvested are always concentrated and rich in extract. The soils are heavy red-clay over limestone, excellent for the production of small berried bunches with intense colour and flavour. This vineyard produces Shiraz for our Zephyrus and Kennedy wines.