No history of the Barossa Valley or the Australian wine industry is complete without the mention of Saltram. 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 still stands today as the spiritual home of Saltram.
William Salter and Son’s first planted grapes in 1859 and in 1862 produced 8000 litres of a wine appropriately named ‘No.1 Shiraz’. Saltram’s wines have long been renowned for their richness, intensity and character - from a bright young Semillon to a deep and complex Barossa Shiraz. 'Mamre Brook' the famous house behind the range of wines of the same name, collected the coveted Stodart trophy in 2003 at the Brisbane Wine show.
Many of Australia's most influential and celebrated winemakers have passed through Saltram's cellar doors throughout its history