A six-month-old gin distillery in the Barossa is making waves having already collected a swag of state and international awards.
Seppeltsfield Rd Distillers, headed by Nicole and Jon Durdin, opened its doors in September and made history by being the first commercial Barossa gin house to produce a true Barossa-made gin.
Since officially releasing its first three gins six months ago, Seppeltsfield Rd Distillers has collected an impresive 17 medals across its portfolio, as well as being named Australian Gin Distillery of the Year at the Melbourne International Spirits Competition 2018.
The Durdins are thrilled that their hard work is paying off.
"The initial recognition from consumers and spirits professionals alike in our first months of operation has given us huge confidence in ourselves and our gins," Ms Durdin said.
The most recent wins were at Tasting Australia, the Australian Gin Awards, Australian Distilled Spirit Awards, and the American Distilling Awards.
The results of Tasting Australia Spirit Awards were released this month and Seppeltsfield Rd Distillers was awarded a gold medal for their Savoury Allsorts, and a bronze for their Barossa Dry and House Gin.
The team also received a silver for its limited release gin, Appellation, created in collaboration with Appellation at The Louise Restaurant, specifically for this year's Tasting Australia event.
The inaugural Australian Gin Awards were held in February and saw the gins judged alongside 180 submissions from 66 distilleries.
The team once again received a gold for the limited release Barossa Shiraz Gin (now sold out), and silver medals for the Barossa Dry, House Gin, and Savoury Allsorts.
Arguably the most exciting accolades are the medals collected at the American Distilling Institute Awards - the oldest and largest competition for craft spirits in the world.
The Barossa distillers were awarded medals for its full range of gins, including a silver medal for Savoury Allsorts.
Not to be overlooked are the awards received at the Australian Distilled Spirits Awards this month, with Barossa Dry, House Gin, and Savoury Allsorts all receiving medals.