Charles Melton Wines, Tanunda
(4.6/5 based on 90+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Wonderful friendly winery. We had a superb lunch on the terrace, sampling a few wines as well! The meat balls were amazing and the cheese platter really good with a good selection of cheeses, good for...  more »
  • We thoroughly enjoyed the wine tasting session, an excellent selection of appropriately priced quality wines. Lunch on the terrace was also good value with generous portions and the inclusion of a gla...  more »
  • Magnificent range of excellent red wines. Very well priced for the quality. Try to go when balcony lunch is available but still always worth a visit. Knowing life is too short for white wine the neare...  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