After the Annual General Meeting on Thursday night, the meeting was addressed by Nicole Hodgson, Tourism and Events Manager for Seppeltsfield Wines, with a most interesting talk on the history of the winery established by Joseph Seppelt in 1851. The winery was owned by the Seppelts family until the 1980’s when it passed to corporate ownership. The purchase of the winery by a private consortium five years ago has led to a reinvigoration of the site with the restoration of the Gravity Feed Cellar, the conversion of the stables to the Jam Factory Arts Centre and now the construction of fine restaurant and new Cellar Door in the old bottling hall. No expense has been spared, using local artisans and local materials to ensure that Seppeltsfield is still a community centre in another century.
Seppeltsfield has been a great supporter of the work of the Friends of the Library and it is great to see it being restored to its former glory as a jewel in the crown of the Barossa.