What is Seppeltsfield known for?

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 11/06/2023

Reading time: 3 mins

A notable feature and a historic winery are in the Barossa.

Seppeltsfield is within Australia’s iconic Barossa Valley, an hour’s drive from Adelaide. Seppeltsfield may be a small area, but it does have two attractions that the area is known for. Seppeltsfield Winery, which is a historic winery and an iconic road called Avenue of Palms.

Seppeltsfield Winery

It was a given that Seppeltsfield would be known for a winery. Seppeltsfield Winery dates to 1851 and is now one of the most iconic estates in the area.

Originally Joseph and Johanna Seppelt opened the winery. Later on, Joseph and their son Benno had a long term vision and built a tradition that continues.

The winery has the Centennial Cellar where they put single barrels to mature wines for about 100 years before it’s released. The winery is now the only one that has continued releasing a new 100 year old wine each year.

Today you can enjoy a wine tasting at the cellar door and even do a tour and learn more about the history of the winery. There are different wine tasting experiences you can try wines from white, red, and rosè.

Avenue of Palms

The other known feature of Seppeltsfield is the iconic Avenue of Palms which is five kilometres long road. Drive down Seppeltsfield Road and see for yourself the 2000 Canary Island Date Palms that sit on the sides of the road.

More things to do in Seppeltsfield

After you’ve had a wine tasting at Seppeltsfield

Seppeltsfield mausoleum

Close to the Seppeltsfield Winery is the Seppeltsfield mausoleum, where most of the Seppelt’s family are buried.

The mausoleum finished being built in 1927 with Sophie Seppelt was the first to be buried who died in 1925. Sophie was Benno Seppelt’s wife, who was the son of Joseph and Johnanna who opened the winery.

The Seppelt’s family are important in the region due to them having one of the oldest wineries in Australia. which played a huge part in the wine in the Barossa.

Hentley Farm

Hentley Farm is a popular single estate boutique winery in Seppeltsfield. Come down and select one of the few different wine tastings at the cellar door! The cellar door is a beautiful 1840’s cottage, adding to the wine tasting experience.

Hentley Farm has the Atrium Restaurant where you can order and eat some of the best tasting dishes in the area. The restaurant is open from Thursdays to Sundays so make sure you reserve your spot!

To see for yourself one of the iconic features in Seppeltsfield and drive down the road, book this tour today! The tour also includes wine tastings at selected wineries in the Barossa and enjoying delicious food.

Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward turned his travel passion into a thriving Australian tourism business. Before he co-founded his own business, Sightseeing Tours Australia, he was enjoying being a Melbourne tour guide. Even now, Cameron delights in helping visitors from all around the world get the most out of their incredible Australian trip. You’ll see Cameron leading tours or writing about his favourite Australian places where he shares his local insights.