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Category - Vineyard

Our Barossa Shiraz Journey!

New News, Vineyard, Winemaking

The many people who have shared our wine journey know it started as a dream when we bought our 25 acre Seppeltsfield property in 1993. Trust us when we say this was well before our western end of…

Shiraz versus Cabernet – What’s the Difference?


While both cabernet sauvignon (known as the “Prince of Grapes”) and shiraz usually produce big red wines, there are a few differences between the two. Where each variety is grown. In South Australia, the Barossa Valley is best…

What is the Barossa Old Vine Charter?


Visitors to the Barossa are always fascinated by the patchwork of vines that fill the Valley. One of the most asked questions is how you define the age of a vine. The Barossa Old Vine Charter makes the…

Barossa Shiraz Ingredients!

Food & Wine, Vineyard, Winemaking

What’s all the fuss about Barossa Valley Shiraz and the dirt it grows in? The answer is everything…….

2016 Barossa Vintage – our Barossa Shiraz is looking fantastic!

Vineyard, Winemaking

The 2016 Barossa vintage is over, certainly it is in our Seize the Day vineyard as the leaves turn to glorious Autumn colours. Picking started in late February and was over by mid March. We’re very, very happy with…

Meet our Barossa Shiraz Seize the Day winemaker, Jo Irvine

New News, Vineyard, Winemaking

Jo Irvine has been making our Seize the Day Barossa Shiraz since 2014 and our Seize the Day Rosé since 2013. To make a premium Barossa Shiraz, you need to know what you’re doing. We love working with Jo,…

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?


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…

Seize the Day in Fiji by 2015 Vintage


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…