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Saltram has been a stalwart of the Barossa Valley for more than 160 years, producing iconic expressions of Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon all the while. Today, it’s a modern winery with a streak of innovation, making signature wines from both classic and exotic grape varieties.
William Salter, together with his son Edward, pressed the first Saltram wine in 1862 and appropriately named it No. 1. This set the foundation from which this Barossa icon was to endure.
Today, Saltram is one of Australia’s oldest and most revered wineries, with over 160 years of esteemed winemaking. While this admired winery remains current and relevant to Australia’s wine story, it inarguably retains a strong connection to its past with a stoic, enduring presence that can be experienced within each bottle.
Since its inception, No. 1 has remained the cornerstone of Saltram winemaking and is an integral component of the winery’s history and future; its philosophy has remained unchanged since it was first produced by the Salters.
The wine is richly layered, full bodied and plush, achieving concentration and complexity as a result of the extraordinary heritage of old Barossa vines. Ultimately No. 1 is an incredibly consistent wine that enjoys an approachable and vibrant youth, yet it has the structure to endure and evolve over many years.
Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Chardonnay, Riesling, Fiano, Fortifieds.
Alex MacKenzie started as 10th Winemaker at Saltram in 2017, 16 years after his first experience with Saltram when he worked alongside the 8th maker, Nigel Dolan. He has always enjoyed being heavily involved in all facets of the vineyard and first discovered his passion for wine when he was 16 while living in the Rhône Valley as an exchange student.
Today, he’s keen to bring new ideas to the Saltram portfolio and is particularly interested in exploring Single Vineyard Wines within the Barossa.