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At Seppeltsfield Rd Distillers we celebrate our natural environment with a blend of the finest sensory-selected botanicals. Distilled in small batches at our home in Marananga in heart of the Barossa Valley.
At Seppeltsfield Rd Distillers we celebrate our natural environment with a blend of the finest sensory-selected botanicals. Distilled in small batches at our home in Marananga in heart of the Barossa Valley.

Nicole is part of the 7th generation of the John family in the Barossa Valley, with her family having a continual association with the wine industry during that time.

Nicole is born and bred Barossa, completing her schooling in Tanunda at Faith College. She continued her family’s connection with brass bands by joining Tanunda Band while in high school. Bucking the trend of working in the wine industry, she studied music at university before joining the Band of the South Australia Police. She spent 2 years performing around Australia and the World with them before changing focus, going to the Police Academy and spending the following 8 years as a patrol officer in Adelaide, the Riverland and Gawler. After a career break, 2 vintages at Yalumba and a stint as a personal assistant, Nicole returned to University and gained her Bachelor of Music with Honours on French Horn. For the last 4 years she has worked, and continues to work as a professional freelance musician and instrumental teacher.

Jon is a country boy, growing up in the Adelaide Plains towns of Hamley Bridge and Balaklava. Jon also has a long connection with the Barossa Valley where he is a Life Member of the Tanunda town band after more than 20 years as a musician and committee member (and of course where he and Nicole met).

A Chartered Accountant with education background also in Chemistry, he has spent 10 years supporting the development of major projects with Big4 accounting firm Deloitte, running a financial consulting business and most recently a major UK based defence company.

Jon and Nicole moved to the UK in late 2014 as part of Jon’s job. Faced with the daunting task of beginning her music career all over again in a new country, Nicole was suffering from a career crisis and together they began discussing potential alternative career options and the possibility of more study. After discounting many, many options, Nicole asked “well, what do you think I should to do?” to which Jon randomly replied “you should be a Gin Distiller”

With that one simple question and one very random response, a bit of research, and many gin and tonics, Jon and Nicole realised this was not such a silly idea and began working towards building their own distillery.

Ready to return to Australia and with the draw of the Barossa calling, Seppeltsfield Road Distillers brings together Nicole and Jon’s creativity, business and technical skills to create a product and experience they can’t wait to share with the world.

Construction on this dream began in May 2017 and we hope to be completed in late April 2018.

Seppeltsfield Road Distillers is very proud to be the first commercial Gin Distillery located in the Barossa Valley, we look forward to welcoming you when construction is finished and our tasting room is open.

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