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Seppeltsfield, one of Australia’s oldest wineries, has published a series of podcasts to highlight its 168 year-old history. The podcasts, which explore Seppeltsfield’s heritage and idea that gave rise to the 1919 100 Year-Old Vintage Para Tawny, are written and narrated by Master of Wine, Andrew Caillard and produced by Christophe Priddle of The Grape Underground.
The Seppeltsfield podcast series, launched on Spotify and Apple Podcasts (with free access to stream or download the audio), tells the story of the Seppelt family’s arrival in South Australia, the early origins of their Barossa Valley settlement and an evocative description of the ‘1878 Centennial Cellar’ - a living museum of wine that is considered by many to be one of the most precious in the world. Each year a 100 Year-Old Barrel-Matured ‘Para’ Tawny (Port-style wine) is released in limited quantities.
The South Australian heritage-listed Centennial Cellar was largely unknown by the general community until a decade ago, when it was first opened for public access. The podcasts also reveal what it’s like to taste a 100 Year-Old wine - an experience that Seppeltsfield offers to guests on the Centenary Tasting.
Seppeltsfield intends to publish a tasting note podcast of the 100 Year-Old Para Vintage Tawny every year, as a new means of preserving the historical context of each vintage release.
The Seppeltsfield podcasts can be accessed through Spotify by searching ‘Seppeltsfield’ or direct link here. The casts are also available on Apple Podcasts by searching ‘Seppeltsfield’ or direct link here.