Sharing a name with Oscar Benno Seppelt, the second generation Seppelt who helped make Seppeltsfield one of the most iconic names in Australian winemaking, the 12-storey project will be a major new addition to the region with 70 rooms, restaurant and a 360 degree rooftop bar.
“Oscar will complete the grand vision of our tourism master plan for Seppeltsfield to become the most desirable epicurean destination for tourists worldwide,” Seppeltsfield owner and executive chairman Warren Randall said in a statement. “We wanted to create a national icon for South Australia – a Sydney Opera House for the Barossa.”
“The hotel will be positioned gently in the middle of the Great Terraced Vineyard, surrounded by century old bush vines, an amazingly tranquil location and a short walking distance to the world-class Seppeltsfield tourism village.”
Walter is a writer, editor and broadcaster living on Kaurna Country. His work has appeared in Rip It Up, The Saturday Paper, Smith Journal, Royal Auto, Swampland Magazine, Broadsheet and The Thousands.