Some of Our Friends



Seppeltsfield, one of Australia’s oldest wineries, established in 1850, has been lovingly restored into one of the Barossa’s exceptional wine locales, including the gravity winery, heritage site, an operating cooperage, Fino restaurant and a collection of resident artists. The most exotic feature is the famous Centennial Port Collection, an unbroken series of ports every year from 1878 to the present. The estate is the only winery in the world to release a 100-year-old port each year.

We can spend half a day and an evening tasting, relaxing and dining in the original family homestead or just drop in to taste one of the world’s most famous ports, or museum Apera, Topaque and Liquer Muscat, make a barrel or chill out with artists at the Jam Factory.




The Victory Hotel in South Australia is a local pub with a deep secret. It houses the extraordinary wine collection of proprietor Doug Govan.  Sourced from around the world the collection has a strong focus on Burgundy and South Australia. Doug makes parts of this amazing collection available to all guests of the Hotel, but opens up some special treats on just the right occasion. At our first event hosted with Doug, we explored back vintages of Burgundy and iconic South Australian producers alongside a gastronomic delight. 


In 2018, Penfolds, National Geographic and Steve Oemcke's company WTFN with help from Invina developed a film about Penfolds providing insight into the fascinating story of Australia’s most famous wine, Penfolds Grange, which survived a turbulent birth to become one of the great wines of the world.

The program unravels the secrets behind the Grange success story that contributed to transforming Australia into the fifth-largest wine exporting nation on earth. It dissects the culture of innovation, experimentation and derring-do that underpins the Australian wine industry as well as the clever, often left-of-centre, marketing bravado that eventually turned around international attitudes towards wines produced in the Antipodes.


One of the Barossa’s leading winemakers, Chris loves to share his famous single vineyard limited release wines with a hosted tasting in his home featuring a conversation about grape production in his magnificent Barossa Ranges vineyard. This includes tasting the Chris Ringland Shiraz, dry grown in the Barossa Ranges (formerly the famous Three Rivers Shiraz) and the Chris Ringland Hoffman Vineyard Shiraz with renowned Ebenezer vigneron Adrian Hoffmann. 

Chris' passions are Barossa Shiraz and Spanish varietals with a portfolio including Chris Ringland Dimchurch Barossa Shiraz, Chris Ringland Randalls Hill Shiraz and the Solita Nebbiolo and Carnigan projects. 


Damien Tscharke's ethereal tasting room overlooks his maturation cellar like an infinity pool. From there you can learn about the secrets behind his minimum disruption winemaking. He shares the skill and care that goes into his wine while entertaining us with stories from generations of Barossan winemaking. He is a true vigneron and custodian of his land, nurturing his grapes into wines of exceptional quality and amazing value. Taste wines made from Barossa's other famous grape, Grenache, grown on carefully nurtured 100 year old vines, his Touriga Nacional's and, of course, Shiraz.


Meet Grange Winemakers Peter Gago and Steph Dutton. On a recent visit, we spent a couple of hours with Steph tasting our way through the Penfolds Bins before she took us on a tour through their historic cellars in Magill. We also booked out the fabulous Magill Estate restaurant to be regaled by Peter's tales from 18 years as the custodian of Australia's most iconic wine brand. An incredible experience that only our Sublime guests can access.


Torbreck is a destination winery.  Over the last 25 years they have perfected the art of making iconic Barossa wines crafted from extraordinary vineyard sites and have rightly become one of the regions icons.  We’ll show you their vineyards and get you into the winery to see where the magic happens.


Discover how this Barossan legend produces some of Australia's best underground, blockbuster wines. Generous with his time, Rolf takes us on a pilgramage to his fabled 1880 Mataro vineyard before telling colourful stories as we taste in the components of his soon to be released wines direct from the barrel. He further regales us over a home-made lunch of goulash or pizza matched with his Shiraz Mataro blend. 


Australia's other icon and most famous single vineyard wine lives here. Generations of care for the land to nurture their famous wines is coupled with exploration of new ideas and varietals. A private tour of the original winery and discovery of the carefully tended, biodynamic vineyards is followed by a traditional formal tasting. You will discover how careful respect for winemaking tradition meets Australia's famous search for technical and environmental excellence in all aspects of production.