Barossa winery, Seppeltsfield, has announced its redeveloped c1900 National Trust Cellar Door and new restaurant partners, FINO at Seppeltsfield, will open officially to public on Saturday 22nd November 2014.
The much anticipated Barossa development has been a hive of activity since March when works commenced, with significant exterior and interior constructions continuing to take place. Once Fino at Seppeltsfield is completed, it will be the most significant architectural transformation to the Seppeltsfield estate in 94 years. The 3 million dollar project has been conceptualised by architect Max Pritchard (who also designed Kangaroo Island Southern Ocean Lodge) and landscape architect Brenton Hann (Yalumba, Chateau Tanunda) in partnership with Seppeltsfield Managing Director, Warren Randall.
Established in 1851, Seppeltsfield is the only winery in the world to release a 100 year old, single vintage wine each year. The property has 12 heritage-listed buildings and the iconic 2,000 palm trees and will make an ideal home to Fino @ Seppeltsfiled in the western Barossa.
FINO at Seppeltsfield will be lead by chef David Swain and Sharon Romeo with the front of house. They will continue to operate the Willunga (SA’s Fleurieu Peninsula) restaurant. Opened in 2006, FINO Willunga has amassed more accolades than any other South Australian restaurant in recent times, including regular listings in The Australian’s Hot 50 Restaurants, three-time hall of fame in the Australian Gourmet Traveller Wine awards.
Romeo says the two restaurants will share the same look (oak tables and bentwood chairs) and ethos (simple regional and seasonal food), but will offer different experiences. They will be offering a classic a la carte menu featuring Barossan produce. This will be supported by an eclectic wine list of Australian wines, including all the Seppeltsfield house wines and fortifieds.
Fino @ Seppeltsfield will have lunch 7 days a week, dinner Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Bar food available 7 days. Address: 730 Seppeltsfield Rd, Seppeltsfield, South Australia 5355. Book on www.fino.net.au