“Great wine is made in the vineyard”
At Salena Estate, the old winemaker’s maxim that “great wine is made in the vineyard” is taken to heart. To consistently achieve the highest quality fruit, the latest pruning, canopy management and other vineyard practices are undertaken to ensure opti- mum varietal expression from each and every harvest.
With significant vineyard plantings of 208 hectares (520 acres), varieties grown at Salena Estate include Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvi- gnon, Petit Verdot, Merlot, Chardonnay, Colombard, Semillon and Riesling. Currently 100 hectares (250 acres) of Salena Estates vineyards are certified organic.
As a core element of our philosophy, Salena Estate endeavours to employ a “minimal intervention” approach to weed and pest control. In fact, such is the winery’s commitment to the environment that all vineyard management regimes will soon be in line with organic practices.
Fruit is harvested in the cool of the morning, when the grapes are in peak condition, before being quickly transferred to our modern winery, which is just minutes away on the same property.