During 150 years of winemaking, Seppelt has built a reputation of innovation and dedication to quality. The Seppelt approach is to harness the strength and characteristics of each region and create wines which are varietally and regionally expressive– wines with a ‘sense of place’.
The Henty district in far south-western Victoria has a long history of producing finely structured cool climate varietals with unique regional character. Gruner Veltliner, an aromatic white variety originating from some of the coolest countries in Europe, is perfectly suited to this environment. The 2018 vintage has produced a wine with perfumed aromatics and a textured palate, superbly balanced with a long finish.
|Peak Drinking||Now - 2030|
|95 points||James Halliday|
|Gold||2019 Melbourne Wine Show|
|Silver||2019 National Wine Show Australia|
“New to Henty, with a perfumed bouquet delivering a full helping of white pepper, spice and pear picked up by the linear palate. It is long, intense, citrus-tinged, and has real purpose. The very cool climate is the key to an exciting wine.”
Aromas of sweet spice and peppercorns with pears and green apple.
The palate shows spiced pears and citrus combined with textural elements and fine, chalky acidity typical of the Henty region.
Henty is one of the coolest wine regions of Australia but is protected by a maritime influence. Famed for being the home of cool climate viticulture and the iconic Drumborg vineyard, Henty is renowned for its Rieslings, Chardonnays and Sparklings.
A cool winter with good early rainfall was followed by warm, dry spring conditions, resulting in excellent fruit set. Summer temperatures were average to warm, with persistent fine conditions and little rain, resulting in above-average yields and exceptional quality.
As a Hospitality Manager at Melbourne’s Hilton Hotel, Adam’s affinity for the wine industry became so apparent that he enrolled in a Bachelor of Wine Science degree at Charles Sturt University, graduating in 2003. In 2001 he was appointed Assistant Winemaker at Yering Station in the Yarra Valley where he remained for five years, gaining vintage experience in Burgundy in-between. Then in 2007 he moved to Margaret River to be a Winemaker at Xanadu Wines for a further five years. These days Adam proudly dons two winemaking hats, creating outstanding cool climate wines from across Victoria: in 2011 he commenced as Seppelt Winemaker and in 2016 added the responsibilities of being Winemaker for T’Gallant. He relishes the challenge of being in charge of two great Australian wine producers – Seppelt with its 165 year history and focus on cool climate sparkling, Shiraz, Chardonnay and Riesling from the Grampians, Heathcote and Henty regions; and the more eccentric T’Gallant, pioneers of Pinot Grigio and Gris in Australia based in the Mornington Peninsula.