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Seppeltsfield Estate of the Barossa Valley served a sample of its 1916 100 Year Old Para Tawny (Port) in Qantas First Lounges in Sydney and Melbourne - the wine created in the same year as Boeing’s establishment a century ago.
Additionally, customers who travelled in Business on board Qantas’ Boeing 747 flight from Sydney to San Francisco (QF73) and on select flights between Adelaide and Perth were among those to sample the wine for the first time in history on a commercial flight.
The Seppeltsfield Tawny is the only wine in the world to be released annually at 100 years of age, resting in old oak barrels for a century before being bottled. Described as an ‘elixir’, the wine was tasted by Their Royal Highnesses Prince Charles and Camilla, as part of a visit to South Australia in 2015.
“As a result of the vision of Benno Seppelt in 1878, we are in a supremely unique position at Seppeltsfield to be able to bottle a wine from the year of Boeing’s creation”, said Seppeltsfield’s Proprietor, Warren Randall. “There is certainly romance in the thought of passengers savouring a wine on-board a Boeing aircraft, who’s respective inceptions are both related to 1916”, he added.
Seppeltsfield has also blended two dessert wines - a Muscat and a Tokay - exclusively for Qantas, which will be available to purchase via Qantas epiQure and served on board international services in First Class from August.