Back in 2014 I toured Half Moon Bay with the Get Reading team and I had the pleasure of speaking at a high tea in the Seppeltsfield Winery. I promised Graham I’d take him back one day as it is a beautiful winery with a rich history.
While we were in Adelaide for the RWA conference we snuck off to the Barossa to do the historic tour. It was worth it. If you haven’t visited Seppeltsfield then put it on your list. Last time Bill took me for a short tour. This visit we had all the time in the world and Jan did the honours.
The Seppelt’s family have left an amazing legacy and the winery’s new owners are keen to bring back the village feel that existed with 100 live in staff at the height of its fortunes. Barry Gardener’s forging knives from recycled metal that are both beautiful and sharp. He very kindly allowed us into his workshop long before opening times.
The Jam Factory is home to artisans who work there as well as display their treasures. There’s plans to add even more to the estate.
And if you’re after something a little different there’s a Segway tour of the estate as well!