Charles Melton Wines, Tanunda

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Charles Melton Wines is an Australian winery based in Tanunda, within the Barossa Valley wine region of South Australia.HistoryCharles Melton was first introduced to winemaking as a career at Hurlstone Agricultural High School.Melton worked as a cellar hand at Krondorf Wines between 1974 and 1976, before moving to Saltram Wines to work with Andrew Wigan and Peter Lehmann.In 1979 Saltram was sold to Seagram and Melton followed Lehmann to work at the newly established Peter Lehmann Wines.Melton continued work at Peter Lehmann Wines until 1986 when he and his wife Virginia established Charles Melton Wines.Charles Melton has been credited as "single-handedly reviving the grenache grape in Australia".On 20 October 2007, Melton was inducted into the "Barons of the Barossa", an organisation that recognises people that have made a significant contribution to the Barossa Valley wine community.WinesAbout 15,000 cases of wine are produced each vintage.The most well known wine produced by Charles Melton is the Nine Popes. It is a blend of Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvedre. The first vintage of this wine was produced in 1988, and it was the first GSM blend made in the Barossa Valley. Langton's Classification of Australian Wine placed this wine at the level of "Excellent" in 2000 and "Distinguished" in 2005 and 2010.
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  • Have long been fans of Charles Melton wines and this was my first visit to the cellar door. We did not want to leave. Sat under the gums with a glass of Nine Popes and a magnificent cheese platter and...  more »
  • It's a bit as if you arrive in the House of a wine grower in a nice lounge with a beautiful table! And her you can enjoy local d "excellent wine! We were surprised by his rose, and his red champagne! The boss moves in person to greet you! It was a beautiful moment
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  • Have enjoyed Charlie's wines for a long time now. Have seen the place grow but it is still warm and welcoming. My wallet is lighter but there are some great bottles to add to the cellar to have a litt...  more »
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  • Outstanding! Had a delightful lunch which was reasonably priced. Staff were wonderful. Nine Popes wine is highly recommended. Better than most commercial wineries. A very memorable visit that exceeded my expectations. August 13 2016.
  • Barossa & Light Cab Service recommend Charles Melton Wines as a "must do" destination for 5 out of 5 wines, and a great lunch experience. We have eaten here and loved it! We rate the "Nine Popes" and "The Father in Law" as great wine products which showcase the Barossa region. And we bring customers here on wine tour as much as we can. Keep up the great work Charles Melton!
  • Great food and delicious wine. Definitely worth visiting
  • Service wasn't the best, or we just got a lady that was rude and not helpful. My friend was asking about wines for her wedding and asked to some again and it was a chore by the way she acted.
  • Fantastic place to stay and the wines are the best. Totally recommend