Owned by the legendary Malcolm Seppelt, fruit for the Laird comes from this vineyard, nestled on a gentle south facing slope on the eastern side of a ridge separating the Seppeltsfield and Marananga appellations in the Barossa Valley. Bearing the ‘Seppelt’ family name, Malcolm has his roots in this area buried as deep as the old vines on his property. Planted in 1958, the 5 acres of Shiraz is embedded in very dark heavy clay loam over red friable clay. The vineyard is meticulously hand tended, un-irrigated and littered with the footprints of Malcolm himself. One of the true characters of the Barossa, make sure to visit him at 'Gnadenfrei' - just off Seppeltsfield Rd.
Key Fruit Characteristics
The resulting small, concentrated Shiraz berries produced consistently on the property make it the envy of all winemakers in the valley. Seppeltsfield doesn't only produce depth of flavour though, it produces dimension and nuance too, making it one of the most highly regarded of all sub-districts in the Barossa.