Wine company with properties in the Australian states of South Australia and Victoria. The foundation stone was laid by Joseph Ernest Seppelt (1813-1868), who immigrated from Silesia in 1849. After a brief attempt as a tobacco farmer in Adelaide, he founded the parent company in 1851 in the Barossa Valley (South Australia) under the name Seppeltfield Winery. At the beginning, the wines were produced in the dairy of his wife Johanna Charlotte. It was not until 1867 that the winery was built. After the early death of the founder, his eldest son Oscar Benno Pedro Seppelt (1845-1931) continued the business. Under his leadership, the vineyard estate increased to 227 hectares by 1875. In addition to viticulture, the breeding of sheep (which grazed in the vineyards in autumn) and pigs fed on the grape mash was carried out. A laboratory was built and a distillery was constructed and put into operation. By 1900, the estate covered over 600 hectares.
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