Looking back over the ‘one-off’ bottlings we have released since 2005, many hundreds by now, I note how many of the best, yet oddest, ended up under the Salem Valley brand.
Salem Valley does exist and is now the location of a desirable, row of wonderful homes, most restored, not far from the old town of Angaston. No connection to the wines but I often drive up this small valley as it is so attractive and is completely unknown to tourists.
Salem Valley wines I recall, several being gold medal standard masterpieces, include Eden Valley Viognier, Barossa Valley Viognier, Barossa Semillon, Barossa Sauvignon Blanc and more recently a sequence of superb Barossa Semillon Chardonnays. So Salem Valley is used to bottle parcels of wine that often are not made by us and thus will not be repeated.
This wine is a blend of Eden Valley and Barossa Valley varieties which are built around a core of Chardonnay.