For more than 150 years Saltram has celebrated the tradition and heritage behind the Barossa Valley, making flagship red wines renowned for their richness, intensity and character.
In 1844, a recently arrived immigrant from England named William Salter was one of the first people to purchase land in the newly opened land survey known as the Barossa Valley. He built a stone house for his family naming it ‘Mamre Brook’ after Abraham’s spiritual home in the book of Genesis. Mamre Brook house has been a central feature of Saltram throughout its history; a constant link between the present and the past. The fine wines of Mamre Brook are a tribute to the iconic Barossa wine region.
William Salter and Son’s first planted grapes in 1859, and in 1862 produced 8000 litres of a wine appropriately named ‘No.1 Shiraz’. This wine stands proudly today as the flagship Barossa Shiraz from Saltram, highly awarded and respected amongst Australian wine lovers for being a classic statement of intensity and finesse.
No history of the Barossa Valley or the Australian wine industry is complete without the mention of Saltram.