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36 Cemetery Road, Great Western, Vic 3377
Grampians VIC
(03) 5361 2239
(03) 5361 2328
Opening Hours
7 days 10?5
Adam Carnaby
500 hectares

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James' Review

Seppelt once had dual, very different, claims to fame. The first was as Australia's foremost producer of both white and red sparkling wine, the former led by Salinger, the latter by Show Sparkling and Original Sparkling Shiraz. The second claim, even more relevant to the Seppelt of today, was based on the small-volume superb red wines made by Colin Preece from the 1930s through to the early '60s. These were ostensibly Great Western-sourced, but - as the laws of the time allowed - were often region, variety and vintage blends. Two of his labels (also of high quality) were Moyston and Chalambar, the latter recently revived. Preece would have been a child in a lolly shop if he'd had today's viticultural resources to draw on, and would be quick to recognise the commitment of the winemakers and viticulturists to the supreme quality of today's portfolio. Ararat businessman Danile Ahchow has leased the cellar door and surrounds, including the underground drives. Exports to the UK, Europe and NZ.

Author: James Halliday

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