The winemaking philosophy of the house of Seppelt is clearly evident in their outstanding collection of Tawny wines, though in particular, the Para Port, named after the Para river that flows through the centre of the Barossa Valley.
First released in 1953, the wine commonly known as ‘Para Port’ is based on Grenache, Shiraz and Mataro, matured in seasoned oak barrels for around 28 years. The first releases of 'Para Port' were 1922, 1925, 1927, 1930, 1933, 1939, 1944 and 1947. The vintage date, however, refers to the oldest component of the blend, which conflicted with the then-new labelling standards. A series of ‘catch-up’ bottlings numbered 101-126 followed and these eventually made way for the release in 2004 of the first 100% single vintage wine (1976), the Single Vintage Para Port.
Seppelt Para Port has become an Australian legend, instantly recognisable in its unique bottle, with a distinctive style highlighting rich fruit flavours and complexity.
*not in mint condition