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Seppeltsfield bottling hall
Title : Seppeltsfield bottling hall Seppeltsfield bottling hall
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Date of creation : ca. 1890
Format : Photograph
Dimensions : 155 x 200 mm
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Description :

The old bottling hall at Seppeltsfield winery.

Seppeltsfield is one of the main towns of the Barossa Valley, a major wine-producing area situated about 60 kilometres north east of Adelaide. Seppeltsfield was named by Joseph Seppelt, a Silesian migrant, in 1852 when he bought property in the Barossa area on which to grow tobacco. When this was unsuccessful, Seppelt planted wheat, corn and grapes. The vineyard thrived and Seppelt produced his first vintage in his wife's dairy. By 1865 Seppetfield was South Australia's largest winery.

The main grape varieties grown in the Barossa Valley are shiraz, cabernet sauvignon and chardonnay.

Period : 1884-1913
Place : Seppeltsfield
Region : Barossa
Further reading :

Halliday, James. Wines and wineries of South Australia, St. Lucia, Qld: University of Queensland Press, 1981

Lloyd, Paul. Vintage Australia: a profile of the South Australian wine industry, Adelaide, SA: Department of State Development, 1987?

Potter, Mike. Wines and wineries of South Australia, Adelaide: Rigby, 1978

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