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PETE’S BLOG

The AUD$10,000 Seppeltsfield Decanter designed by Lalique

Food & Wine, New News

Priced at AUD$10,000, is this the ultimate Barossa wine for the person who has everything? Ultra premium wines in the Barossa include Torbreck’s The Laird, Hentschke’s Hill of Grace and Penfold’s Grange. Of course our neighbour Seppeltsfield Wines…

2015 Vintage in the Barossa is here!

Food & Wine, Vineyard, What to do in the Barossa, Winemaking

The Barossa is in the middle of another vintage. It’s a frantic time of the year – friends can’t commit to social events because they will be either harvesting, carting fruit or wine making – so we can…

Is Shade Good in a Barossa Vineyard?

Vineyard

In the warmer grape growing regions of South Australia such as the Barossa Valley, one of the keys to growing premium Shiraz and Cabernet grapes (or any grapes for that matter) is good canopy management. The canopy is…

Fino Restaurant at Seppeltsfield Winery

Food & Wine, New News, What to do in the Barossa

In late November 2014 we saw local history being made as Seppeltsfield Winery began a new era in a modern age. The new Seppeltsfield terraced courtyard, a result of the removal of 2,500 tonnes of earth, the new…

Seize the Day Rosé Summer Berry Jelly desserts!

Food & Wine

ROSÈ SUMMER BERRY JELLIES WITH A WATERMELON, ORANGE & MINT GRANITA Preparation time: 30 minutes + setting and freezing times Cooking time: 10 minutes Serves: 8 Jellies 750ml bottle Seize the Day Rosè 1 cup (220g) caster sugar…

Seize the Day Rosé – a perfect salad match

Food & Wine

Mark McNamara of Food Luddite has generously shared his tried and true Fragrant Spiced Salad of Sweet Potato with us. Even back when Mark was Executive Chef at Appellation, one of the Barossa’s and South Australia’s leading restaurants,…

Cork, unreliable cork: Pete’s Opinion on Cork Closure vs Screw Cap

Winemaking

Barossa Shiraz and any wine for that matter, is too precious to waste. Especially if you have been carefully cellaring the wine to taste and enjoy for a few years. So, here’s Pete’s take on wine closures! There…

Seize The Day features on Restaurant Australia

Food & Wine

It’s like love… for the first time… feel it in your veins, breathe it in your lungs  Australia has an amazing food culture, and Tourism Australia has recently launched a marketing campaign called Restaurant Australia to let the…

Seize the Day in Fiji by 2015 Vintage

Vineyard

Seize the Day wines have been enjoyed in many wonderful locations worldwide, including San Francisco, Singapore, Canada and Germany, but we really think this would have to be the most stunning setting that our Shiraz Cabernet has been…