Burk Salter - 1950's

History

Burk & Yvonne Salter, Brook Darling with son Wayne on knee,
Jean & Max Darling, Gordon Palmer on grapes
Alma Buck, Irene Wilksch (nee Salter) and daughter Fay & Frank Salter
Alma Buck, Irene Wilksch (nee Salter) and daughter Fay & Frank Salter
Burk Salter - 1943

History

Picking gapes while the young men at war. Alma Buck,
Irene Wilksch (nee Salter) and Frank Salter behind the horse
Irene Wilksch (nee Salter) and Alma Buck picking grapes
Irene Wilksch (nee Salter) and Alma Buck picking grapes
Burk Salter - 1943

History

Alma Buck, Irene Wilksch & Frank Salter

The Salter Wines Story

In 1884 Francis Salter, then aged 32, settled in Broken Hill to work as an Engineer in the mines. He spent the rest of his life in the town and his grave & headstone can be found in the cemetery there.
His son Frank was born in 1886 but he was forced to leave Broken Hill due to ill health from working in the mines. He bought land in the Paisley area of Blanchetown. He had one son, Burk.

In the 1930’s Burk helped Frank plant the first vineyard on that land. Burk married Yvonne Darling and by the mid 1950’s had a well-established commercial vineyard of their own.
They had three children, Roxanne, Jill & Greg.
Greg and his wife Jane (nee Barritt) founded Burk Salter Wines in 2002. Along with their sons Ryan and Nathan, they have redeveloped and extended the vineyard and have gone on to produce their own boutique wine under the Burk Salter Wines label.
The wine is made from grapes grown exclusively in the Salter vineyards at Blanchetown, and at present produced by winemakers in the Barossa Valley.

The Cellar Door opened in 2003 and was the first Boutique Cellar Door in the Riverland. It is situated on Paisley Road, Blanchetown, in a building that was once the old Mobil Service Station built, owned and run by Burk and his wife Yvonne in the 1950’s.
It has been fitted out with beautiful Red Gum bars and accessories with a history of the Salter family adorning the walls in a photographic display. A range of medal winning white and red wine is available for tasting.

B&B accommodation is also available and Wine & Wetland tours in a fully restored 1927 Chev truck are run on a regular basis.

Vintage Gallery

Frank Salter in the vineyard with horses

Frank Salter in the vineyard with horses
Irene Wilksch (nee Salter) and Alma Buck picking grapes

1943

Irene Wilksch (nee Salter) and Alma Buck picking grapes

1943

Picking gapes while the young men at war

Alma Buck, Irene Wilksch (nee Salter) and daughter Fay  & Frank Salter

Alma Buck, Irene Wilksch (nee Salter) and daughter Fay & Frank Salter
Irene Wilksch (nee Salter) and Alma Buck picking grapes

1943

Alma Buck, Irene Wilksch & Frank Salter

1978

Jane Salter pruning

Jane Salter pruning
Greg & Burk Salter planting vines

1983

Greg & Burk Salter planting vines

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