When you’re greeted by Nigel Thiele as he opens the door to Seppeltsfield’s tasting room you know immediately that he is one of special few people in the world for whom hospitality isn’t just an industry or career, it’s part of their very being.
Everyone who has the pleasure of meeting ‘Nige’ will remember him, or at the very least the way he made them feel. Swapping effortlessly between a cheeky grin and polished professionalism, Nigel has an innate understanding of what each visitor through his door needs thriving on delivering truly personalised service. Most of Nigel’s special moments are quietly held, all in a day’s work of sharing a little of the Barossa that runs through his veins. When digging a little deeper, Nigel smiles and shares;
“Yesterday I had a guest contact me saying he had lost his father earlier that day and thanked me for previously hosting them both for his 75th birthday. He asked me to visit the 1941 barrel for him given he is based overseas. I sent him a photo of the barrel with the bung removed as to let a little of the aroma drift out to his late father.”
In true Nige fashion, he humbly turns it around, adding “the wine industry is legendary for its generosity and hospitality.”
Acknowledgement of Country —
The Barossa is located on the traditional lands of the Ngadjuri, Peramangk and Kaurna people