New $50m hotel to be ‘Sydney Opera House for the Barossa’

Seppeltsfield winery in Adelaide has announced plans to build a new luxury hotel that will be a “Sydney Opera House for the Barossa”.

The $50 million six-star hotel is set to open in early 2022 offering 70 rooms, including suites and penthouses, with a private balcony for every room.

To be named Oscar Seppeltsfield, the hotel will be leased to Luxury Hotels Australia for 99 years.

Seppeltsfield owner Warren Randall described the design of the new hotel as a “Sydney Opera House for the Barossa”.

“Oscar will complete the grand vision of our tourism master plan for Seppeltsfield to become the most desirable epicurean destination for tourists worldwide,” he said.

“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.”

Oscar Seppeltsfield will also feature a sky bar on the top level with 360-degree views of the Barossa, in addition to a restaurant, private dining room and boardroom. Other amenities include a wellness day spa and infinity pool.

“In 2019, Seppeltsfield was judged as one of the top 50 vineyards in the world,” Randall said.

“The addition of this luxury hotel will elevate Seppeltsfield to one of the top five vineyards in the world, in turn lifting Australia’s international wine reputation.”