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Our Regions

Seppelt wines arise from an exceptional collection of Victorian vineyards. They are situated in the cool Grampians country, the Henty Hinterland, red earth of Heathcote and famous gold bearing soils of Bendigo. Each terroir offers parcels of unique character and hallmark elegance that lie at the heart of fine wine from the house of Seppelt.

Seppelt's expert viticulture team are driven by the spirit of exploration that pioneered cool climate grape growing with the founding of the iconic St Peters and Drumborg vineyards. Each vineyard is individually managed to achieve perfect ripeness and balance. Patient dedication and skill are employed to deliver grapes of the highest quality for refined cool climate shiraz, sparkling and table wine.

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Grampians

Grampians is a region of spectacular natural beauty in the heartland of Victorian wine country. Over 600 ha of vineyard are set against a panoramic backdrop of craggy peaks, gorges and waterfalls that make up the Grampians Mountain Range. A longstanding viticultural tradition dating back to the 1850s gold rush makes this amongst the oldest continuously producing wine districts in Australia.

Grampians enjoys a cool, dry climate with cold nights where vines benefit from a long, slow ripening season. Soils consist of free draining grey sands and richer loams over red brown clay broken up by shale. The winning combination gives rise to delicate yet intensely flavoured shiraz with compelling fragrance and spice.

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Heathcote

The vineyards of Heathcote are grounded in ancient red earth surrounded by grazing country and ironbark bushland on the northern side of the Great Dividing Range. While vines were planted in the region as early as 1858, viticulture in Heathcote took off more recently. Rocketing to fame as one of the best shiraz growing regions in Australia, over 1,300ha of vine now stretch across the district.

The secret of Heathcote shiraz lies in a long band of red volcanic soil winding up to the Mount Camel Range. The naturally fertile, rust coloured Cambrian earth is over 100 million years old. The region enjoys a temperate continental climate moderated by cool winds tunnelling down the range. The result is deeply coloured, rich and seductive wine.

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Henty

Swept with chilly Antarctic winds from the Southern Ocean, Henty is amongst the coolest and Southern most wine regions of mainland Australia. Laying claim to just 180ha under vine, it stretches down to the coast from prime merino and cattle country of the Western Victorian hinterland.

An extreme climate of challenging conditions means Henty is cold and overcast for much of the year. The maritime influence offers protection from frost and soils vary from fertile black volcanics to red-brown clays.

Seppelt pioneered cool climate viticulture with the establishment of the Drumborg vineyard at Henty in 1964. The ground-breaking vineyard was planted with the express purpose of providing the highest quality sparkling wine grapes.

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