The collection from the historic wine producer comprises eight wines sourced from across Victoria’s Grampians, Heathcote and Henty regions.

Senior winemaker Clare Dry, who joined Seppelt two years ago, crafted the new vintage releases of Seppelt’s most sought-after still and sparkling wines.

“Many of the wines were crafted in my first vintage at the helm of Seppelt and I’m thrilled to showcase my winemaking approach, building on over 170 years of heritage behind the label,” Dry said.

“I’m excited for the release of this year’s Luxury Collection.”

Released annually, the collection is led by the 2020 St Peters Grampians Shiraz, sourced from fruit from Seppelts Great Western vineyard.

Six wines follow from the 2021 vintage, including four from Seppelt’s Drumborg vineyard, one of the southernmost vineyards in mainland Australia. 

The collection is completed by a new release of Salinger Vintage Cuvée, one of Seppelt’s most popular sparkling wines.

“Each of the wines from this year’s Collection has a story to tell, from the elegance of St Peters to the ethereal Drumborg reds, the release is a showcase of our vineyards, viticulture and winemaking,” Dry said.

“The Drumborg wines in particular were a thrill to make, courtesy of a sensational vintage in 2021. Fruit was picked at optimum conditions, delivering parcels that were incredibly flavoursome, balanced and pure. The Chardonnay is a real pride point, as I’ve reworked the style significantly, creating a delicate wine which I believe captures the purity and intensity of the Drumborg site.”

The collection also includes the 2021 Chalambar Grampians and Heathcote Shiraz and 2021 Jaluka Henty Chardonnay.

Rounding out the offering is the 2017 release of Salinger Vintage Cuvée, a wine crafted in the traditional method and spending four years on lees.

“As a label renowned for our sparkling heritage, it’s a joy to release a new vintage of Salinger, the perfect follow on from the 2015, which recently received the Sparkling Wine Trophy at the 2021 National Wine Show of Australia,” Dry said.

The Seppelt wines will retail for between $27 and $80, and are available from seppelt.com.au and select fine wine retailers nationally.

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