Marananga and Seppeltsfield
Few images of the Barossa are as iconic as the towering avenue of date palms that sweep along Seppeltsfield Road.
Food, wine, music, boutique accommodation and the Barossa’s living, breathing history all come together in Seppeltsfield and Marananga.
The central landmark is Seppeltsfield Winery, founded in 1851 and the home of the Centennial Collection – an irreplaceable and unbroken lineage of fortified Tawny of every vintage from 1878 to the present. The grounds and buildings of Seppeltsfield tell the wonderful story of this iconic winery – make sure you leave enough time for a tour.
Jam Factory, also located at Seppeltsfield Winery, is a world class, not-for-profit art studio, gallery and retail space. Browse the hand crafted works and pick up a truly unique souvenir, or for a more hands-on experience, book into a knife making workshop with Barry Gardiner. Fino @ Seppeltsfield will take care of any hunger pains, with a wonderful array of local produce and a world class wine list.
In fact, world class food and wine experiences abound in Seppeltsfield. Look out for Maggie Beer’s Farm Shop, serving all day picnic fare, cooking demonstrations and sales of her famous gourmet products, or book a table at the extraordinary Hently Farm and let chef Lachlan Colwill take you on a journey of culinary discovery. Appellation at The Louise is rightly considered a jewel in the Barossa’s food and wine crown. Wednesday is locals’ night so book in for the Chef’s menu, sit back and enjoy.
There are over 15 cellar doors located in Seppeltsfield - take the time to discover your new favourite drop and along the way take in the area’s cultural history. Wander through the Seppelt family's mausoleum or call into the Marananga Brass Band’s practice each Tuesday at 8pm – visitors are welcome at this truly unique musical experience. The Gnadenfrei St Michael’s Lutheran Church has been part of the Seppeltsfield community for over 150 years and still welcomes worshippers every Sunday morning.
The Seppeltsfield Road Business Alliance has produced a self-drive trail highlighting the delights of this vibrant corner of the Barossa. For more information, download the Trail Map here and detailed itinery here or call into the Barossa VIC on your way.