Portugal and Australia share rich histories with fortified wines - the term 'Port' itself an abbreviated reference to Portugal and having strong influence, along with Spain, over Australia's founding wine styles.
In Australia, the 'Port' wine style (barrel aged fortified wines of red grape varieties) is now known as Tawny, with Seppeltsfield retaining a proud lineage of stocks dating back to 1878.
Our Tart and Tawny pairing pays homage to Australia's connections to Portugal in two ways; the significance of 'Port' styles (now Tawny) in influencing the origins of our wine industry, and one of the Western Europe's most celebrated sweet delicacies, Pasteis de nata.
Known more broadly as the Portuguese custard tart, the buttery pastry and golden vanilla-caramel flavours of Pasteis de nata, found commonly across the country, it is a classic pairing to the rich, complex characters of Tawny. Owen Andrews our on site Events chef produces these on site at Seppeltsfield every Friday for your enjoyment.
Our Para Grand Tawny is a 10 year old average-age expression of the style and one of Seppeltsfield's most prized bottling's.