“Overlooking the vineyard, Murray River and the majestic river cliffs, the winery’s cellar door is a genuine treasure.”
Burk Salter Wines
Burk Salter Wines
In the lower reaches of the Riverland region, situated in the Paisley area of Blanchetown, is Burk Salter Wines. The Salter family legacy was established four generations ago, with the first vines on the property planted in 1933 by Burk Salter and his father Frank. Over six decades later, Burk Salter Wines was established by Burk’s son Greg and his wife Jane, who carry the family’s love of grape growing toward the future.
Riverland provides an abundance of sunshine, a semi-arid climate and a cool summer breeze through the river valley at night. Burk Salter Wines capitalises on its location, with most of its vineyard planted in limestone and minimal, sandy-loam topsoil – an overall ideal environment to produce wines of intense colour, flavour and soft-velvety tannins.
Once an old Mobil service station, Burk Salter Wines’ cellar door is fitted with beautiful, handcrafted red gum bars and fixtures, with photos depicting the Salter family history adorning the walls.
Overlooking the vineyard, Murray River and the majestic river cliffs, the winery’s cellar door is a genuine treasure. Greg’s sons, Ryan and Nathan, are now involved in the vineyard and cellar-door operation.
Under the care of winemaker Peter Gajewski, Burk Salter Wines sources its grapes exclusively from the Salter vineyard. Specialising in table wines, its red wines in particular have proven a success for the company, winning gold medals at the 2009 Sydney International Wine Competition, the 2010 Rutherglen Wine Show, the 2010 Cairns Show Wine Awards and the 2010 Australian Inland Wine Show.
The company’s Wine and Wetland tour offers its customers a guided tour of its vines and the surrounding wetland area, aboard a fully restored 1927 Chevrolet truck. Finishing up in the cellar door with a cheese platter and wine tasting, a day at Burk Salter Wines is a must for wine enthusiasts.
⇐ 2015 Burk Salter Shiraz
This fruit-driven shiraz displays deep-red, cherry hues. It’s notes of dark, rich satsuma and plum, is complemented by savoury, spicy aromas of nutmeg and black pepper on the nose, which is also evident on the palate. It then finishes beautifully by balancing fruit, oak and velvety fine tannins. This wine is an absolute joy to consume, and was awarded a silver medal by Wine Showcase.
⇐ 2015 Moorunde Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
Growing in limestone and minimal, sandy-loam topsoil has allowed the fruit to develop its refined flavours. This warm, generous wine shows dark coloured satsuma and plum hues. The bouquet of this wine is overflowing with rich blackcurrant that carries onto the palate, which is beautifully balanced by spicy French-oak characteristics.
⇐ 2015 Burk Salter Merlot Cabernet
A blend of sixty percent merlot and forty percent cabernet sauvignon, this wine has rich, ripe mulberry and blackcurrant flavours, which blend harmoniously together for a vast array of spice and cassis. Both components were aged in French and American oak, which gives exotic spice and subtle oak flavours to this wine.
⇐ Sparkling Ruby NV
This wine was produced by Peter Gajewski, and made from the merlot grape. It has a vibrant cherry-red colour and is bold in flavour. It exhibits attractive, ripe blackberry fruit characters on the nose and palate, with a rich, smooth and creamy finish. It recently won bronze at the Winewise Small Vigneron Awards.
72 Paisley Road,
Open 11:00am—4:30pm Saturday, Sunday and public holidays
Weddings & Functions
Luncheons and morning and afternoon tea
Salter’s Station Bed and Breakfast
Wine and Wetland guided tour, online wine sales, cellar door specials.