Restaurant and Catering Awards
14 August 2013
SEPPELTSFIELD - THE BEST OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA
The renaissance of Australia’s iconic wine estate, Seppeltsfield, continues to unfold with vigour, with 2 new
endorsements and a further tourism grant been awarded to the Barossa Valley winery.
The estate is celebrating having been recognised as the Star Cellar Door of the Barossa Valley region by
prominent food & wine publication Gourmet Traveller WINE Magazine. Judged by editorial contributors of
Gourmet Traveller WINE, Seppeltsfield was included in the list through offering a memorable and engaging
tasting experience, including excellence in the presentation of wines and overall customer service.
The Gourmet Traveller WINE endorsement was complemented by an announcement this month of
Seppeltsfield’s Events Executive Chef, Owen Andrews, being named Best Small Caterer at the 2013 South
Australia Restaurant and Catering Awards, held in Adelaide.
Mr Andrews, together with his wife Rebecca, have been based at Seppeltsfield since January 2012,
overseeing the culinary offerings of the estate’s functions, weddings and events. Mr Andrews says that the
award is great recognition both individually and for the Barossa. “We are thrilled to have taken such an
accolade at our first attempt”, said Mr Andrews.
Seppeltsfield Managing Director, Warren Randall, says that with the new endorsements, Seppeltsfield is
proudly “a combination of the best this state has to offer”. “We have been named as the Barossa Valley’s
best cellar door and we have Owen - the state’s best small caterer - using South Australia’s best produce,
working his magic here”, said Mr Randall. “To top this off, we have (according to James Halliday) the best
wine in Australia, with the 1913 Para Tawny being awarded 100 points”, he added.
Joining the accolades of the cellar door and its culinary team, this month also saw Seppeltsfield being
announced as a successful recipient of the 2013 Tourism Quality (T-QUAL) grant releases. The grant is one
of 5 state and federal funding support projects awarded to Seppeltsfield since 2011. Along with matched
funding from Seppeltsfield, the grants will combine to enable completion of several undertakings within the
winery’s tourism master plan.
The development plans signify that Seppeltsfield won’t be resting on its laurels. Complementing a new daily
tour and tasting experience offering unveiled recently, the next 18 months will see an exciting new tourism
era unfold at the historic estate. This will include the opening of an art studio of Adelaide’s JamFactory, a
redevelopment of the cellar door tasting room and the opening of a destination restaurant headed by the
team from Fino in McLaren Vale.
A cellar door dinner event - ‘The Journey Uncovered’ - will be held at Seppeltsfield on 13th September
where the estate’s history and its new era will be celebrated, featuring food by Owen Andrews. Tickets
available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or phoning cellar door on ph. (08) 8568 6217.